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Wood Badge for the 21st Century is designed for leaders of ALL phases of Scouting and is presented to all Scout leaders together. It is the advanced training course for Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, and Venturing Leaders, as well as District- and Council-level leaders. The focus is on values and leadership skills, not outdoor skills. The material is designed to enable you to apply what you learn to your own Scouting position. Among other things, participants will be able to:
View Scouting as a family of values-based programs and age-oriented youth activities.
Recognize contemporary leadership concepts that are relevant to our values-based movement.
Apply skills learned from participation as a member of a successful working team.
Revitalize commitment by sharing in an experience that helps provide needed Scouting values and leadership.
The Tri-Council Scout
Leader Wood Badge
usually is presented as a two "weekend" course and takes place as follows:
DATES & LOCATIONS FOR THIS YEAR'S COURSE:
- August 26,27, 28 - First Weekend Friday 8:00 AM to Sunday 5:00 PM
Will J. Reid Scout Camp, Long Beach.
- September 23, 24, 25 - Second Weekend Friday 8:00 AM to Sunday 5:00 PM
Camping the second weekend. Trask Scout Reservation, Monrovia Canyon ~ Angeles National Forest.
- There are two mid-course Patrol Meetings. Dates and times are determined by each individual Patrol.
- Attendance at all sessions and completion of a set of goals that you develop for yourself during the course is required for certification and recognition.
WHAT IS WOOD BADGE?
Scout Leader Wood Badge is an Advanced Training Course in Scouting, Leadership Skills and Unit Operation. It is intended to develop appropriate Scouting knowledge, skills and attitude in adult leaders involved directly with the operation of Scout Units.
Tri-Council selects only the most qualified volunteer trainers to present this National Program and it is accomplished in the best manner possible for Scouters in our communities. We've combined the training teams from the Long Beach Area, San Gabriel Valley, and Verdugo Hills Councils to jointly provide Wood Badge training - a partnership that has been one of the most successful cluster courses in BSA's Western Region for over twenty years, consistently Delivering the Promise.
WHO IS QUALIFIED TO ATTEND?
Is a registered adult member of the Boy Scouts of America,
Is at least 18 years of age,
Has completed Fast Start plus Basic/Fundamental training for your position in Scouting.
Provides a Current BSA Class 3 Medical Form signed by an appropriate medical person.
There are two parts to Wood Badge. The Practical experience consisting of living with a group of Scouters in an outdoor environment, while learning Leadership and Scouting Skills, and how to use them.
The second part; "working the ticket" is a period when participants follow through on the Commitment they made during the practical experience part of the course. After working the ticket for a minimum of six months up to a maximum of two years, they will be eligible to receive their final certification and their Wood Badge Award!
NOTE: Leadership skills learned at Wood Badge are often considered valuable to employers. In many cases, employers have given Scouters time off without loss of vacation time to attend Wood Badge.
Your current official BSA uniform: Shirt, Pants, and Belt; Hat will be supplied.
Wood Badge holds a traditional Scouts Own on Sunday mornings during the course. We will do our best to provide a denomination's service if a suitable faith leader can be found who is able to come during the time frame provided. Unfortunately we can not guarantee this due to the many faiths that are present in the Scouting program.
THE COST, ETC...
The cost to attend Wood Badge this year is $235. Plus each team provides its own food and supplies the second weekend. Tri-Council wants to work with Scouters to make the course as affordable as possible. Units and other sponsors are good sources of support.
Payment in full with application, or:
Application with a minimum deposit - with full payment by a pre-determined due date. Full refund may be provided if notice is given by a selected date (usually in mid-July); partial refund thereafter, if any, is at the discretion of the Course Director (Scoutmaster).
See the Woodbadge2011.com web site for online registration and payment plans.
SAMPLE APPLICATION INFORMATION THAT MAY BE ASKED:
UNIT: (E.G.: T-818)
TENURE IN THIS POSITION:
YEARS IN SCOUTING:
HOME PHONE: ( ) WORK PHONE: ( ) EMAIL:
DATE OF BIRTH:
GENDER: M F DIETARY RESTRICTIONS:
( ) Scout's Own OK - or -
( ) Request: ____________________
Last modified: April 21, 2011