The primary purpose of the Wood Badge experience is to strengthen Scouting. The Wood Badge “ticket” represents the participant’s commitment to complete a set of personal goals relating to that individual’s Scouting position. These goals significantly strengthen the program in which the participant is involved. In addition, the ticket gives participants the chance to practice and demonstrate a working knowledge of the leadership skills presented during the course. Wood Badge ticket goals must be completed within 18 months after a course.