Wood Badge- 2017- Every Scout Deserves a Trained Leader- Be the BEST Trained Leader!
Taking a Wood Badge course not only prepares you for being a good Scout Leader, but the skills and information are directly applicable to the work environment where forming teams, setting and achieving goals and working toward shared success is all part of an organization's success.
Wood Badge builds on basic business principles and practices, and transfers that knowledge base to Scouting. Come see for yourself why so many others proudly wear their wood badge beads!
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Wood Badge 2017
Claytor Lake Aquatics Base April 21-23, 2017
Camp Powhatan May 19-21, 2017
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Experience the ultimate in Scout leadership training! Wood Badge for the 21st Century is advanced training that will give adult leaders the skills to make a difference. The course brings together adults from all areas of Scouting (Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Venturing, as well as the district and Council) who want to become better leaders. Wood Badge training provides a common foundation of leadership skills to be used throughout all program areas.
Wood Badge teaches adults leadership skills over two three-day weekends. The course is not advanced training for outdoor skills; however, some outdoor skills are needed for attendance. Participants will leave the course with skills that will help them not only become better leaders in the Boy Scouts, but also with skills that are transferable to all parts of their life.
It doesn't matter whether you have been in Scouting one year or 10, you will learn new skills that will help you build teams in any organization, both inside and outside Scouting. You'll learn how to be a more effective leader and to build a quality program for youth. You will live the magic of Scout leadership training as envisioned by the founder of Scouting, Lord Robert Baden-Powell
Top Volunteer Leaders Recruited to Staff Wood Badge 2017
The Wood Badge course is conducted annually in our Council to provide the opportunity for adult Scouters to experience and learn proven leadership topics effective in Scouting, business, and everyday life. It is taught by a high-performance team of two-dozen adult volunteer leaders from throughout the Council. The process to serve as a member of the Wood Badge staff is highly selective and competitive; it requires successful completion as a Wood Badge participant, successful completion of Wood Badge Ticket items and earning of the Wood Badge Beads, an established history of Scouting accomplishments, the passion and skills to take the Course and their position to the next level, the ability to recruit participants who will thrive after taking the Course.