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Wood Badge 2016
Wood Badge Orientation   August 24, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM, Scout Office
Weekend 1: Sept. 16-18
Weekend 2: October 6-9

A Brief History of Wood Badge
In 1911, Baden-Powell, the founder of the Scouting Movement, began facilitating a series of lectures for adult Scout leaders. By 1919, those first steps had led to the establishment of a formal training course. To recognize the completion of the course, Baden-Powell presented participants with a simple wooden bead tied on a leather boot lace. Because of these beads, the course came to be known as Wood Badge. Wood Badge recipients now number more than 100,000 and can be found all around the world.

Course Overview
Wood Badge is a course for all Scout leaders, Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, and Venturing leaders, as well as council and district leaders. Its focus is on leadership, emphasizing modern leadership skills. Regardless of whether you are a new scout leader or a seasoned volunteer, you will learn to be a more effective leader in any position you hold in scouting.
Wood Badge is considered by many as a peak experience in their Scouting careers. Wood Badge leaders have affected the lives of millions of America’s youth. All units deserve the best-trained leaders.

Course Delivery
The first part of the Wood Badge course reflects unit meetings, while the second part of the course uses a unit camping activity as its delivery model. We promise an exciting and fun-filled program.

Who Can Attend?
To attend this Wood Badge course, you must:
 Be a registered adult member of the Boy Scouts of America.
 Have completed the basic training courses for your Scouting position (eligible to wear the Trained emblem).
 Be capable of functioning safely in an outdoor environment. All participants are required to complete the Annual Health and Medical Record form.

Find "Trained" Leader Requirements here...

Learning Objectives
As a result of attending Wood Badge you will:
 Acquire a global view of Scouting as a family of interrelated, values-based programs providing age-appropriate activities for youth.
 Become familiar with contemporary team leadership concepts utilized in corporate America and leading government organizations.
 Experience the stages of team development and practice leadership approaches appropriate for those stages.
 Have a great deal of fun in the company of interesting, like-minded individuals.
 Develop a renewed commitment to provide Scouting with the best possible leadership.