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October 5, 6, & 7

October 26, 27 & 28

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Bay Area Council

3020 53rd Street

Galveston, TX  77551

409.744.5206

 

What Else Is Required?

The Ticket

The primary purpose of the Wood Badge experience is to strengthen Scouting in our units, districts, and local councils. The Wood Badge "ticket" represents your commitment to complete a set of personal goals relating to your Scouting position. These goals will significantly strengthen the program in which you are involved. In addition, the ticket gives you an opportunity to practice and demonstrate a working knowledge of the leadership skills presented during the course. You should complete your Wood Badge ticket no later than 18 months after the course.

Equipment

Wood Badge provides all your general Scouting equipment. You will be responsible for your personal care items, clothes, eating equipment, water bottle, sleeping accessories, and note-taking supplies. Follow this suggested personal gear list. In many cases, camping gear can be borrowed from other Scouters that are not at the course to reduce the purchase of additional equipment. Remember our motto, Be Prepared. The Boy Scout Handbook provides an excellent equipment guide.

Uniform

The Wood Badge uniform is the uniform of your registered position and unit. You will be provided with 1 course shirt, 1 course cap, the course neckerchief and the appropriate insignia patches. Participants will have the opportunity to purchase additional shirts before and at the course. More information will follow. Again, it may be possible to borrow uniform parts from other Scouters instead of purchasing them.

Physical

The National Boy Scouts of America requires that every participant and staff member have a Class-3 Physical within a year prior to the beginning of the course. This physical requires a doctor-signature, so be sure to make arrangements prior the beginning of the course. Make a copy of your physical for us, and keep the original form for your records.

Class 3 Physical (pdf)

Training

To attend Wood Badge, you must complete basic training in your current Scouting position. The chart below will help to identify the training courses that are required. Specific information about each training course is available at the council website or by contacting one of the staff members. We can help you find training opportunities within and outside of your district, as well as help make sure you are completing the correct training courses.

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