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Daniel Carter Beard
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Wood Badge Notebook
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Participants in William "Green Bar Bill" Hillcourt's Scoutcraft-based Wood Badge course  were required to keep notes and sketches. Staffers reviewed the notebooks during the week-long  course.

 

Sunday

Service Patrol, Program Patrol, Zulu origins myth, Axemanship, Patrol Camp Making, Patrol Method, Patrol Leader's Job, Pioneering, Wood Badge Code, John Thurman, Patrol Spirit, Fire Building, Woods Tools, Sheath Knives, Camp Food Cookery, First Aid, Training Techniques, Putting on an Exhibit, Introducing A Speaker, Personal Coaching, Ceremonies

Monday:

Ropes & Knots, Lashings, Monday Staff Evaluation of Notebook

Tuesday

Map & Compass

Wednesday:

Training Administration, Nature, Tarps & Tents, Stalking, Tracking, Rope Making, Moulage, Observation, Fire by Friction, Silent Signals, Contour Lines, Dual Strength Contests, Safe Swim Defense, Personal First Aid, Trail Signs, Nature Trail, Observation, Unusual Objects (Testing Scouts' Observation Skills), Staff Feedback on Notebook

Thursday

(Patrol Hike & Patrol Overnight)

No notebook entries for Thursday, the most memorable day of the course.  The goal of Wood Badge before "leadership skills" was to train Scoutmasters to teach Patrol Leaders (the Troop's most competent Scouts) how to lead Patrol Hikes and Patrol Overnights without adult supervision.  This was the purpose of "Scoutcraft Skills," and how they were passed on. 
For details, see Hillcourt's Patrol Leader Training.

Friday

Hiking, Highway Hiking, Hiking Practices, What to Do When Lost, Sanitation & Safety, Tent Dwelling, Choosing a Campsite, Pitching a Tent, Living in a Tent, Care of Sleeping Equipment, Personal Equipment for Patrol Overnights, Patrol Equipment, Packs & Packing, Staff Feedback, End of Course Friday Wood Badge Dinner, Patrol Leaders' Training

Spare Time Activities

Clean ax handle & head, Sharpen ax and knife, Make a fuzz stick and tent peg, Backsplice, Eye short, Measure flag pole, Measure sign to site, Compass course, Map of area, Map of overnight, Map of hike, Make Rope.


Fox Patrol Totem


Sketching Hints: Notebook alternates one clear page for sketches with every four lined pages for notes.

 


How to Keep Notes

See Also:

Baden-Powell's  Wood Badge Skills 
Based on the Circa 1965 Program

 

 

 

   

 

 


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