Wood Badge

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Wood Badge is an advanced, national leadership course open to adult Scouting volunteers and professionals.  Scouters from Cub Scouts, ScoutsBSA, Venturing, Sea Scouts, and Explorers plus district and Council Scouters are all welcome to attend and belong at this training.  This five-day course will help you better understand how all of the Scouting programs tie together.  It will provide you with many useful leadership tools to help enable your youth to have the best possible Scouting experience.  There is no better time to attend a Wood Badge course and make a difference in your unit and your life. 
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2021 Spring Course will be held at Camp Bradley.

2021 Fall Course will be held at Camp Morrison.

 

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.

WHAT IS THE COST?

$225 includes all meals and camp use fees.

WHEN IS IT?

Week-Long Session 

June 15-19, 2021 

June 2021 Course Director

Bret Nicolaysen                       

Bret Nicolaysen E-Mail

(208) 631-7779 

WOOD BADGE SPRING STAFF FEE PAYMENT - CLICK HERE

Two Weekend Sessions

September 10-11-12 and September 18-19

September Course Director

JD Simpson

JD Simpson E-Mail

(208) 941-2300

WOOD BADGE FALL STAFF FEE MAYMENT - CLICK HERE