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Volume 13-C No. 6 Day 6 Issue Monday, June 3, 2013
Well, here we are day SIX!.. a bitter sweet day for me. While I am
glad to celebrate the success of Part One of your course, it is with
a heavy heart knowing that I may never set foot on Gilwell Field
again. You see, for me, as Scoutmaster, I Can Staff No More!
I will try not to cry because there is no crying in Wood Badge!
However, I am a HUGE sentimental sissy!
Today brings a close to Part One of our Course, C4-440-13. To-
morrow begins Part Two: the practical application phase, utilizing
the skills you have learned; Your Ticket!
For the next 18 months, you will work your ticket with diligence
and with confidence. Practice the skills youve learned over and
over. Use your notebooks to refresh your knowledge. Call some-
body when you need help, when you are leading others; walk
with sandals, for you still have much to learn! Most importantly,
remember your values!
It has been my pleasure to have brought you through this process
with the help of what I believe is the best WB staff ever assem-
bled in one place! It is my hope that you will tell everybody about
Wood Badge and encourage them to participate in this mountain
Until we meet again, my friends!
Wood Badge Course C4-440-13
Greater Cleveland Council
Course Directors Note
WOOD BADGE C4-440-13
Day Six: Monday June 3, 2013
7:00 AM Camp Breakdown Return from Overnight Experi-ence
Stage Gear on Road by Gilwell
Gilwell Field Assembly 9:15 AM
Load gear into vehicles 9:50 AM
Servant Leadership (Steve/Paula) 10:20 AM
Break 11:00 AM
Patrol Leaders' Council Meeting (6) 11:10 AM
Introduce Guest 11:40 AM
Introduce next Course Director 11:55 AM
Meal 12:05 PM
Guide Presentations 12:45 PM
Leaving a Legacy (T) 1:10 PM
Break 2:20 PM
Summary Session (T) 2:35 PM
Closing Gilwell Field Assembly (8) 3:25 PM
Break down rest of camp (All Patrols help requested)
Final Goodbyes / Patrol Meetings 4:55 PM
Headed for Home 5:10 PM
NOTE FROM THE SCRIBES TO C4-440-13 PARTICIPANTS: We hope that you have
enjoyed the Gilwell Gazette as much as we have enjoyed your articles without
YOU we would not have a Gilwell Gazette. Thank you for your journalistic efforts.
We have only published a few of the many thousands of photos that we have tak-
en over the six days of Wood Badge. However, check out the Greater Cleveland
Councils Wood Badge Web site for copies of the Gazette and more photos.
Wow! This weekend sure went fast, can you
believe that today is the last day of your Wood
Badge practical experience?! From today on,
YOU will have control of YOUR goals. So,
utilize the tools you have been given, the skills
you have learned, and nurture the new friend-
ships you have made to help you succeed in
completing your ticket items and especially in
helping you to succeed as a leader in your
At the end of Weekend #1, the Staff and Ser-
vice Patrol sincerely appreciated everyone
pitching in to help tear down camp. Likewise,
later this afternoon, after the closing of Gilwell
field, please assist the Service Patrol and Staff
in closing up camp. Remember, a Scout is
helpful - this way we can all leave at a reason-
able time. We thank you in advance for your
It has been a pleasure for me being your Senior
Patrol Leader (SPL) for your Wood Badge
Course C4-440-13. I hope that during your
course, you have learned about the roles and
positions that the youth and adults have in a
Boy Scout Troop. You now understand what
the Patrol Method means along with what a
Patrol Leader Council accomplishes in their
unit. Remember Baden Powells idea that
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The Wood Badge Trading Post
Last Chance to Check It Out!
Dont forget to stop by the Wood Badge
Trading Post. Linda Gray can still take or-
ders for custom Wood Badge clothing. Show
your pride in Wood Badge Course C4-440-13
with your critter and name displayed with
the Wood Badge symbols on a jacket or
scouting is a game with a purpose. Estab-
lish your goals, lead change, be part of (or
create) a high-performance team, dont be
afraid to face problems head-on. Yes, you
now have the resources to accomplish your
goals, my friends.
Its in your hands now .. make a differ-
ence.. leave a legacy.
We sincerely thank to our Venturing Crew members for help-
ing with LNT and Round Robin Games: Will Hayes, Brad Har-
vey, Jessica Onion, Jared Doe, Mallory Martin, and Justin Doe.
Congratulations, and Thank You to the
Chaplains Aides for such a great worship
service yesterday. Thank you, participants,
for sharing with us in your service. We
hope you enjoyed the discovery to learn
more about the faiths of the people around
you as you incorporated those beliefs into
your worship service to make them ones
that we can all relate to, no matter how we
revere our God.
Your final thought, as you prepare to leave
and work your ticket back to Gilwell: St.
Paul wrote these words to his young friend,
Timothy, I have fought the good fight, I
have finished the course, I have kept the
faith. (II Timothy 4:7)
You have come to the end of the practical
course of your Wood Badge Experience. Do
you feel good about having completed this?
What do you think is your biggest accom-
plishment these past two weekends?
Some of these accomplishments are physi-
cal, some mental, and hopefully, some spir-
itual. There has been frustration and fun
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but you have done your bestyou have run
the race. You now have a better understand-
ing of yourself, your Wood Badge Patrol, and
your Unit back home. Now it is time to look
forward to Friends, Family, and your Scouts.
You have changed and matured. You are now
an even greater gift to them.
How will you help them do their best? How
will you help them win their race? This is the
purpose of your Wood Badge Ticket items.
Farewell my friends and enjoy the journey
ahead where ever it may take you!
May the Great Scoutmaster of all good Scouts
be with us until we meet again.
Success in training the
boy depends largely on
the Scoutmasters own
Thought for the day from Lord Baden-Powell
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Beaver PatrolNews Around the Dam
As usual, we are busy as Beavers. Tickets done,
presentation ready and having so much fun! The
campfire program was really awesome! Thanks to the
Fox Patrol for putting everything together. The Pa-
trols also did a great job on skits and songs. We do
remember why we enjoy Scouting...FUN!
Looking forward to seeing all the awesome presenta-
tions today from our fellow Patrols. Good Luck!
Beaver Patrol: We dam it all!
What a nice dry night in the Bobwhite camp (at least in our tents!). Sat-
urday night we had a feast with fellow Bobwhites John Hogan and Sal
Messina, and we are looking forward to dinning with the Antelopes on
Sunday evening. We learned a lot of great information from the patrol
presentations and found them to be very entertaining. We cant wait to
see what great things the staff has planned for our final day!
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Our Eagle feathers have dried after yesterdays rains and we have continued with their high-flying ways.
This mornings prayer service was peaceful and a welcome change from this mornings controlled chaos of the conservation project.
The Eagles are quite pleased to have their presenta-tion complete and OVER. We hope our volunteerism ideas help you to creative with your service projects.
So far, WB is going well for the Eagle Patrol. Our group is easy going and capable. We enjoy each others company and the sharing of ideas. Our only hitch to our flight is that on of our Eagles spent the day n the Health Lodge may he be high flying again very soon.
Twas a night dark and stormy, And the tents were way too warmy. Our bellies were full of a Cajun delight, Which we shared with other Foxes that very night. The morning broke sunny and clear, Reminding us of why were here. In service to others, our tasks we perform, Keeping faith, honor, and fellowship the