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Wood Badge

Course # S2-562-17-1

When & Where:
April 6-8, 2017@ Camp Don Harrington
April 27-29, 2017@ Camp Don Harrington

Course Director: Joni Mickna (806) 674-7040

Cost: $225.00

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Lord Baden-Powell, founder of Boy Scouts and Woodbadge
Lord Baden-Powell
In 1911, Baden-Powell took the first steps in training Scouting'sadult leaders by organizing a series of lectures. The first Wood Badge training was held in September of 1919 at Gilwell Park, in Epping Forest, outside London, England.

Since then, Wood Badge has continued to evolve in order to meet Scouting's needs. Wood Badge for the 21st Century focuses on preparing adults to deliver the mission of Scouting. As a result of attending Wood Badge training you will:

  • Acquire contemporary leadership concepts and discover how these apply to our value-based program!
  • Understand Scouting as a family of interrelated, values based programs providing age appropriate activities for youth!
  • Revitalize your commitment to Scouting by sharing in an inspirational experience!

Central Themes of Wood Badge for the 21st Century:

  • Living the Values
  • Bringing the Vision to Life
  • Models for Success
  • Tools of the Trade
  • Leading to Make a Difference

How is Wood Badge Presented?

Wood Badge consists of two phases. The first phase is the practical phase. This consists of two full weekends at camp plus two mid-week patrol meetings between the weekends. The second phase, the application phase, occurs after the weekends and consists of "working your ticket".

What is a 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 related 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.


Wood Badge Neckerchief, Woggle and Beads presented upon completion of Ticket
Neckerchief, Woggle and Beads

Upon completion of the Wood Badge ticket, as certified by aticket counselor, you will be presented with the Wood Badge training award: Woodbadge certificate, neckerchief, woggle and beads at an appropriate ceremony. Many Scouters consider Wood Badge to be one of the highlights of their Scouting careers. It has served as a source of training and inspiration to thousands. In return, Wood Badge participants have positively influenced the lives of millions of America's youth.

Who Should Participate?

Wood Badge for the 21st Century is for Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Venturing and Varsity Scout Leaders, as well as Council and District Leaders at least 18 years of age or older. The course content and leadership principles introduced apply to Scouters in all leadership positions. These skills provide a common leadership foundation that is beneficial for all program areas.


To attend a Wood Badge course, you must:

  1. Be a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America. (There is no minimum tenure requirement.)
  2. All adult leaders complete Leader Specific Training for their registered positions.
    *District and Council volunteers complete Commissioner Basic Training.
    *Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (required for Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, and Varsity coaches and assistants).
  3. Successful completion of the BSA Medical Form is required for all participants.

(All participants are encouraged to take Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills training before attending a Wood Badge course, but it is only required as above.)

Note: The appropriate training course(s) taken before the 2001 training curriculum changes are acceptable prerequisites


Why Attend?
Every youth deserves a well-trained Leader! Give us the gift of your time, energy and enthusiasm, and, together, we will explore five different themes:
Living the Values

  • What is Scouting's mission? What is Scouting's Vision?
  • What do Scouting's values mean to me and to the youth I lead?

Bringing the Vision to Life

  • How do I assist youth and adults in responding to the present and shaping the future?
  • What is the difference between coaching and mentoring?
  • Why is it important to value people and leverage diversity?

Models for Success

  • How do teams develop? What is the role of a team leader? What is a high performing team?

Tools of the Trade

  • How can we make decisions that everyone will accept?
  • How can we improve our problem solving skills?
  • How can we improve our planning skills?
  • Why is it important to have short-term and long-term goals?

Leading to Make a Difference

  • Is Scouting really a "game with a purpose?"
  • Why do I do this Scouting thing?

Come join us and revitalize your commitment to Scouting by sharing in the inspirational experience of Wood Badge for the 21st Century!

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