Wood Badge for the 21st Century

Wood Badge Course C6-145-17

Maumee Scout Reservation
12975 W 925 N, Norman, IN 47264
Friday, August 18 - Sunday, August 20
Friday, September 8 - Sunday, September 10

Cost $220

Register for the 2017 Wood Badge Course Here

 


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 around the world.

Wood Badge for the 21st Century is intended for all leaders in Scouting – Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity Scout and Venturing leaders, as well as council and district leaders.  The focus is on leadership, not outdoor skills.  The object is to demonstrate the aims and methods of Scouting through the presentation of leadership skills, organizational tools, and a variety of activities based on the best of Scouting traditions and the latest in team-development theory.  In addition, participants will enjoy the fellowship of sharing the experience with volunteer and professional Scouters while having a great deal of just plain fun.

This will be a tremendous opportunity for you to

Understand Scouting as a family of interrelated, values-based programs providing age-appropriate activities for youth.

Recognize contemporary leadership concepts used in America and discover how those concepts 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 inspirational experience that helps Scouting with renewed leadership to accomplish its mission.

Many Scouters consider Wood Badge to be a peak experience of their Scouting careers.  It has served as a source of training and inspiration to thousands.  In return, Wood Badge participants have positively affected the lives of millions of America’s youth. 


Purpose of Wood Badge

The primary purpose of the Wood Badge experience is to strengthen Scouting in our units, districts, and council. 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.


What are the Objectives of Wood Badge?

The object of the Wood Badge course is to demonstrate as practically as possible the aims and methods of Scouting.

As a result of attending Wood Badge you will be able to:

  • View scouting globally, as a family of interrelated, values-based programs that provides 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 member of a successful working team.
  • Revitalize your commitment by sharing in an overall inspirational experience that helps provide Scouting with the leadership it needs to accomplish its mission on an ongoing basis.
  • And of course, since Scouting is a game with a purpose, expect to have a lot of fun!

Participation

The next course in the Hoosier Trails Council will be in Fall 2017.  The first weekend will be held from Friday, August 18, to Sunday, August 20.  The second weekend will be held from Friday, September 8, to Sunday, September 10.  Both weekends will be held at Maumee Scout Reservation.

Participation in Wood Badge is open to all registered adult Leaders of the Boy Scouts of America who have completed the prerequisites

  1. Are a currently registered adult leader in the Boy Scouts of America and active in a unit, district or council.
  2. Are at least 21 years old. (Assistant Scoutmasters may be 18.)
  3. Have completed “This is Scouting”, basic leader training, and the outdoor skills training programs appropriate for your Scouting position.
  4. Submit a completed BSA Health & Medical Record form signed by a physician.
  5. Submit a Wood Badge Training application with a deposit to reserve your place.

In addition to attendance at the course (the practical phase), each participant must complete a “ticket” (a set of personal goals participants set to reinforce the concepts learned during the practical phase) within 18 months of completion of the course.


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