What Is Wood Badge?
Wood Badge for the 21st Century is
leadership training for all scout leaders including Cub Scouters, Boy
Scouters, Varsity Scouters and Venturing Advisors along with all levels
or BSA professional staff. This course draws on the leadership skills
developed by the Boy Scouts of America as well as on current leadership
and team development models used by corporate America. As a participant
in this course, you will learn and develop leadership skills that will
enhance your ability to "Deliver the Promise" of scouting to your youth
membership by learning about:
- Living the Values
- Bringing the vision to life
- Models for Success
- Tools of the Trade
- Leading the Make a Difference
In 1911, Baden-Powell took the first
steps in training Scouting's adult leaders by organizing a series of
lectures for Scouters. He made great strides in the years that followed,
culminating in 1919 with the establishment of the Wood Badge training
course. Wood Badge recipients now number more than 100,000 and can be
found in all corners of the world.
Wood Badge consists of two phases. The
first is the practical phase. This consists of two full weekends at camp
plus two midweek patrol meetings between the weekends. The second, or
application phase, occurs after the weekends and consists of "working
your ticket". In the Application Phase, participants will use the
leadership skills that were learned and developed during the Practical
Phase. Each Scouter will work with a Troop Guide to help them
successfully accomplish the goals that they developed within a 6 to 18
month time period.
Why Should I Go?