1978 Ahwahnee Survival Camp

My name is Bill Qualls. I was the director of the 1978 Ahwahnee Survival Camp, an alternative summer camp for scouts of the Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America. There were 5 one-week sessions. Developing and conducting this camp was my Woodbadge ticket. I was 21 years old at the time. Now, 22 years later, I am posting this information on the Internet in hopes that it will be of some use to someone, somewhere.

This table of contents is structured according to the leadership competencies taught in Woodbadge training. Please note that the content contained in the following links is as I wrote it in 1978. There are, of course, things I would do differently now. Nevertheless, I chose to maintain the historical content of this document.

Many thanks to Gene "Smokey" Bergner, John Keech, Craig Kamber, and the 83 boys and men who participated in this program. Twenty two years later it remains a cherished memory!


Woodbadge Pledge of Performance

  1. Getting and Giving Information
  2. Knowing and Using the Resources of the Group
  3. Understanding the Characteristics and Needs of the Group
  4. Manager of Learning
  5. Representing the Group
  6. Evaluating
  7. Planning
  8. Controlling the Group
  9. Counseling
  10. Sharing Leadership
  11. Setting the Example

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Copyright © 1978, 2000 by Bill Qualls. Last updated August 29, 2000.