Troop 301 Scoutmaster Earns Woodbadge

November 6, 2001

George Ross, Scoutmaster of Troop 301 was presented his Woodbadge tonight in a ceremony attended by his woodbadge Scoutmaster and members of his woodbadge troop.

His 'other' troop provided refreshments for the ocassion.


What is Wood Badge?

               Wood Badge is a training course for Scouters which finally results in their receiving a certificate, a  small neckerchief, a leather slide, and two small        wooden beads on a leather thong. Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting, directed the first course in 1919 and gave each of the participants one of the beads which he had captured from the African chieftain Dinizulu. Thus did the course name develop, for it's symbol was literally a badge of wood.

For more information on Woodbadge, please click on the cord and beads above.