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What is Wood Badge?

Wood Badge is a powerful, five-day experience in a Boy Scout Troop modeling leadership skills and best practices with an energizing vision of Scouting.

Utilizing materials drawn from the work of Kenneth Blanchard, Stephen R. Covey, Robert K. Greenleaf, and other recognized experts on leadership and training, participants are provided an opportunity to learn and apply a variety of leadership skills.

There are five themes that are presented and discussed in this course and they are implemented using 14 competencies. The themes and corresponding competencies are:

  • Living the Values—about personifying the values, setting the example.
    • Drive Vision, Mission, and Values
    • Know the Territory
    • Inspire the Heart
  • Growing—about knowing and growing yourself first—a commitment to continuous improvement and lifelong learning
    • Know Thyself
    • Learn to Listen, Listen to Learn
    • Apply Interpersonal Savvy
  • Connecting—with other people
    • Communicate Effectively
    • Learn to Listen, Listen to Learn
    • Include and Optimize Diverse Talent
    • Apply Interpersonal Savvy
    • Manage Conversations
  • Guiding—focusing on enabling and developing others
    • Include and Optimize Diverse Talent
    • Plan With a Bias for Action
    • Develop Individuals and Teams
    • Manage Conversations
    • Coach and Mentor
    • Embrace and Lead Change
    • Create a Culture: “Train Them, Trust Them, Let Them Lead”
  • Empowering—ultimately helping other people to become healthier, wiser, freer, more autonomous, and more likely themselves to serve and to lead themselves
    • Plan With a Bias for Action
    • Coach and Mentor
    • Embrace and Lead Change

Many organizations count Wood Badge toward Continuing Education credits.

Quick Answers:

WHAT IS IT?
Advanced adult leadership training!
WHAT IS TAUGHT?
Scouting principles and best practices coupled with the most current leadership models used by successful organizations throughout the country.
WHO SHOULD GO?
All adult leaders in all positions.
WHEN IS IT?
Course #1  June 02 – 06, 2020
                     -or-
Course #2  September 10-12 and 18-19, 2020 (both weekends required)
WHAT IS THE COST?
$210 includes all meals and camp use fees.
HOW DO I REGISTER?
Click this link!
HOW DO I FIND OUT MORE?
Call  Bret Nicolaysen
(208) 631-7779  for June
Call  Lee Rubel
(208) 571-8101 for September
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