Wood Badge Course S3-775-16-1
Gilwell Gazette - Day 1 - page A
        Camp Perry, Texas
Thursday - 21 January 2016

Day One

8:00 a.m.-Arrival. park in Overflow.
8:10 a.m.-Registration at Office
        -be sure to have Health Form etc.
        -participants get Name Tags etc.

8:30 a.m.-Gathering Activities
        - 12 Points Scout Law - Scout Oath
9:05 a.m.-Set up Tents at Handicraft
9:10 a.m.-Staff Exhibit
9:45 a.m.-To Gilwell Field
        - Flags - Gilwell (Cub) - USA - Historical
10:15 a.m.-Course Overview at Gilwell Hall (Lodge) -
11:45 a.m.-Opening Ceremony in Dining Hall

12:20 p.m.-Crossing Over Cub Scout to Boy Scout
        - participants get flag and Patrol Patch - Gilwell Song

1:15 p.m.-Troop Meeting in Gilwell Hall (Lodge)
2:00 p.m.-Patrol Methods game

2:15 p.m.-Elect Patrol Leaders - Installation of Leaders
2:25 p.m.-Scoutmaster Minute
2:30 p.m.—Patrol Leaders Council Meeting

4:00 p.m.-Values - Mission - Vision (Mike Henry)
4:45 p.m.-Patrol Meeting
5:15 p.m.-Service Patrol takes flags down

5:16 p.m.-Dinner
6:00 p.m.-Who-Me game
7:00 p.m.-Instructional Camp Fire at Bowl

~ ~ ~ A note from the Course Director ~ ~ ~

Welcome to Wood Badge

Because Wood Badge is so important in Scouting each course is given a specific number.
When we get in to Gilwell Hall (Camp Perry Lodge)
you will see around the room emblems of previous courses with their associated number.
This course number is S3-775-16-1.

The numbering of courses has changed over the years because the Scouting Movement continues to grow.
In our course number the S3 stands for Southern Region Area 3.
The 775 is the number associated with our Rio Grande Council.
The 16 stands for the year, 2016.
The number 1 is of some significance as well. It indicates this is the first Wood Badge course of the year in the Rio Grande Council.

Why is it significant? Many councils will hold 3, 4 or in one case we have heard about – 27 courses held in one year!
In the Rio Grande Council there are two Wood Badge courses planned this year,
the first time in our history. The next one is in October and will be in Spanish.
The Wood Badge later this year will be course number S3-775-16-2, a milestone for the Rio Grande Council.

We want you to know important we volunteers are to the Scouing Movement.
As you leave this course and take your part in this important program you will be making a difference in this world.
The skills you will learn during this course will help you in Scoutng, and in all aspect of your life.
We are excited to have you here!
Tom Goodman

Meet Your Staff

List of Staff with Photos on next page
Day 1 Page B - Gilwell Gazette - Wood Badge STAFF list

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~ Scout Oath ~
On my honor, I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country
and to obey the Scout Law
To help other people at all times
To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake and morally straight.

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~ Scout Law ~

A Scout is
Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful,
Friendly, Courteous, Kind,
Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty,
Brave, Clean, and Reverent.

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~ Scout Motto ~
Be Prepared

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~ Scout Slogan ~
Do a Good Turn Daily!

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~ The Outdoor Code ~

As an American, I will do my best to

Be clean in my outdoor manners
Be careful with fire
Be considerate in the outdoors, and
Be conservation minded.

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~ Back to Gilwell song ~

I used to be a ____ and a good old ___ too
But now I've finished ___ing I don't know what to do.
I'm going old and feeble and I can ___ no more,
So I'm to work my ticket if I can.

Back to Gilwell, happy land
I'm going to work my ticket if I can.


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