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Wood Badge is a Scouting leadership program and the related award for adult leaders in the programs of Scout associations around the world. Wood Badge courses aim to make Scouters better leaders by teaching advanced leadership skills, and by creating a bond and commitment to the Scout movement. Courses generally have a combined classroom and practical outdoors-based phase followed by a Wood Badge ticket, also known as the project phase. By “working the ticket”, participants put their newly gained experience into practice to attain ticket goals aiding the Scouting movement.” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wood_Badge)
Being “best in class” is the dream of many organizations. Policies, procedures, flow charts, and programs all contribute to success, but leadership is the defining factor. Although the demand is great, opportunities are scarce for individuals to learn leadership skills because of cost and ineffective techniques that don’t transfer learning from the “classroom” to “the real world.”
The Boy Scouts of America have found a way to bridge this gap with an upgraded and state-of-the-art curriculum called Wood Badge for the 21st Century. This professionally developed course used throughout the nation spans six full days and addresses the core competencies that make a leader effective in any organization. Utilizing interactivity, small group learning, structured experiences, role playing, goal setting, and hands-on exercises, these competencies are addressed in-depth and through an outdoor experience in the pristine setting of McCall, Idaho, near the tranquil waters of Payette Lake.
The course focus is LEADERSHIP, and the course is designed for all registered Scout leaders from Cubs and Committed members to Commissioners.
Who Should Attend?
Wood Badge for the 21st century is designed for all Scout leaders, from Troop Committee folks to Denners, District Execs and Chartered Organization Reps (CORs) for the following programs:
Cub & Webelos