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What is Wood Badge?
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 Wood Badge training. Wood Badge recipients now number more than 100,000 and can be found in all corners of the world.
What will you get out of Wood Badge?
As a result of attending Wood Badge, you will be able to: View Scouting globally, as a family of interrelated, values- based programs that provide age-appropriate activities for youth.
Recognize the contemporary leadership concepts utilized in corporate America and leading government organizations that are relevant to our values-based movement.
Apply the skills you learn from your participation as a member of a successful working team.
Revitalize your commitment to Scouting by sharing in an overall inspirational experience that helps provide Scouting with the leadership it needs to accomplish its mission on an ongoing basis.
How is Wood Badge Presented?
Wood Badge consists to two phases. The first is the practical phase. This consists of one week at Camp Josepho. The second, or application phase, occurs after the week- ends and consists of “working your ticket”, a set of 5 Scouting-related goals.
Wood Badge Ticket
The primary purpose of the Wood Badge experience is to strengthen Scouting in units, districts, and the council. The Wood Badge “ticket” represents your commitment to complete a set of 5 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 and team skills presented during the course. You should complete your Wood Badge ticket no later than 18 months after the practical phase of the course.
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Message from the Course Director
Thank you for your interest in Wood Badge. We are getting ready to celebrate 100 years of Wood Badge in 2019 and with that have come some changes. Our course is
Your involvement in this course is an active one, just like the changes you will encounter in yourself, your unit, your district
Our team is excited to be on this journey with you. The experience is like no other that you will remember for a lifetime and be able to take the lessons learned and apply them not only to
Yours in Scouting,
Wood Badge Course Director