In 1976, the training teams of the Long Beach Area, San Gabriel Valley and Verdugo Hills Councils formed a partnership to jointly provide
Wood Badge training to Scout Leaders within the three Councils.

The Wood Badge course is the advanced training program for Scout Leaders. It is designed to train those Leaders in Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting and Venturing who are directly involved with unit operation.   Its purpose is to aid Leaders in providing a quality program that will enable each Scout to grow to his or her greatest potential. The Wood Badge program consists of two parts - practical training and application. The practical leadership experience is gained in a "training unit" camp setting where skills of leadership can be learned and practiced as a part of life in the unit. At the conclusion of the practical training, each participant has a maximum of two years to complete the application phase and meet all of the goals that have been established. The Wood Badge course involves Leaders in situations likely to be found in a typical Scouting unit.  The training is applied in a variety of Scoutcraft activities
as well as in an in-depth exploration of the role of the adult leader
in developing youth through Scouting.

The Tri-Council Wood Badge courses have been of the most successful cluster courses attempted in BSA's Western Region.  For THIRTY years, the partners have consistently Delivered the Promise.  Because of the weekend format and good reputation of Quality training offered by the Tri-Council staffs, it is common for our courses to include Scouters from throughout Southern California!

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