Why is this material copyrighted?
Some well meaning people have copied the material from this as
well as many other websites without permission. Most people when it is pointed out
to them, understand and replace the material with links or give credit where credit
is due. But some do not, and continue to represent the work as their own. When I
went to school this was called plagiarism.
I'm sure many of you might be asking yourself at this point, the 1st point of
the Scout Law is "A Scout is TRUSTWORTHY. A Scout tells the truth. He keeps his
promises. Honesty is part of his code of conduct. People can depend on
him." I have asked the same question of other webmasters on more than one
This is not a commercial website. There is nothing that can be purchased
or sold from this website, so there is no monetary incentive to copyright this
information. Much of the material on this website is used with the permission of
others, and many hours have been spent assembling and updating this web site. When
used without permission this violates the rights and the hard work of those who have
contributed the information.
Can I use this information for our Wood Badge course?
Of course, that is the real reason this site was developed. You do not need to obtain
permission to use this information for your Wood Badge courses, please credit the
source however. No money can be charged for any of the information contained on this
How can I use this information?
It is appropriate to
print and distribute this information freely, as long as the source of the information is
credited. You may NOT copy this information to another electronic media to
redistribute without prior permission.
How can I use this information on my website?
You may freely link to any of the pages of this website. Please drop me an email and give me
the URL for the website which you will be linking from. All of the graphics are
available to use freely, with the exception of Kaye Templeman's. If you
understandably want to retain control of the users visiting your website, link to these
pages from within a frame.
I'm sure I did not think of all the questions
that could arise, so please don't hesitate to ask.