Why should I go?
Have you ever been on a trip that you
didn't know where you were going? How did you know when you got there?
How can you teach the youth in your
unit if you don't know the skills yourself?
Wood Badge is Scouting's premier
training course for adult leaders. It provides participants with
practical tools to fulfill the aims and methods of the Scouting program.
The quality of the scouting experience for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts,
Varsity Scouts, and Venturers depends on the skills, knowledge, and
commitment of those adult leaders who have given their time and energy
to the Scouting movement.
Wood Badge offers a six day immersion
in the theory, practice, and experience of effective skills for leading
others within Scouting and in many environments beyond the BSA. Like
many intense training experiences, it guides participants through
learning activities where they work together, organize, and develop an
enthusiasm and team spirit to accomplish the tasks and challenges placed
Participants who attend Wood Badge
- Acquire a global view of Scouting
as a family of interrelated values-based programs providing
age-appropriate activities for youth.
- Become familiar with contemporary
team leadership concepts.
- Experience the stages of team
development and practice leadership approaches for those stages.
- Have a great deal of fun in the
company of like minded individuals.
- Develop a renewed commitment to
provide Scouting with the best possible leadership.
What Will I Learn?
Leadership skills and how to apply them, in Scouting and everywhere else
in your life. The course covers team building, listening and
communicating, project management, how to manage change, conflict
management and resolution, coaching and mentoring, and evaluating. In
addition to classroom instruction, there are a variety of fun projects
and games that will allow you to practice the skills you will be
Finally, Wood Badge is the embodiment
of Scouting spirit. Carried out in context of Scouting ideals and
service to young people, the course brings out a deep dedication and
spirit of brotherhood and fellowship in most participants. Associations
and friendships made during the course often last a lifetime.
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