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Wood Badge 2018: W3-329-18

Wood Badge 2018: W3-329-18
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Mark your calendars now. You won't want to miss out on a chance to participate in 2018's Wood Badge course this summer!

Wood Badge will be conducted during a week long session (Mon-Sat, June 25-30, 2018) at Gilbert Ranch.

Registrations will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis until the course reaches capacity; alternates will be placed on a wait list.

Fee $275 - Provides for all instruction materials, food, and special equipment. Registration and deposit ($50) are due with application. The full fee must be paid on or before Friday, May 18, 2018.

"Scouting is a Game with a Purpose. Fun is the Game. Values are the Purpose. Learning is the Process."

Early on, Baden-Powell realized he needed to create a practical training for adult leaders. On September 8, 1919, Baden-Powell held the first Wood Badge course seeking to deliver a hands-on training experience for scout leaders. Since then, thousands of Scout volunteers around the world have participated in the course created 95 years ago. Participants get hands-on experience in how to lead and develop leadership within the communities that they serve. You will gain insights into the Scouting program, team development, and working with different people. Not only will you become a better leader in Scouting, you will be able to apply these practical leadership skills in your work, service, and other endeavors. Experience firsthand how Scouting units are formed and run. Share in fun and adventure while making new friends. Whether you have never camped before or have more than a 100 nights on the trail, Wood Badge is for you.


What is Wood Badge? Wood Badge is the premier leadership course for all adult Scouters.

Who goes to Wood Badge? A registered and trained adult leader, 18 years of age or older, in any area of Scouting.

Why should I attend Wood Badge? As a participant, you will take part in many presentations, discussions, and activities that explore a wide range of leadership methods and tools. A key area of discovery is team development. By recognizing the stages through which teams evolve, you will learn to apply leadership strategies that enable teams to reach their highest level of performance.

When and where is Wood Badge? W3-329-18 will be held on June 25-30, 2018. The course will be held at Gilbert Ranch.

What is the ticket? There are two parts to Wood Badge training: the course and the ticket. While on course, you will establish a set of personal goals relating to your Scouting position. This is your ticket. Accomplishing these goals allows you to apply and practice the skills learned on course. After you have completed the course and your ticket, you will be awarded your Wood Badge beads.

What do I need to register for Wood Badge? Be 18 years of age or older and registered in the Boy Scouts of America. Completed position-specific basic training for your registered Scouting position, including any required outdoor skills training. Register online. Have a current BSA Annual Health and Medical form (Part A, B, and C), signed by a doctor within one year of the last day of the Wood Badge course.

The Objectives of Wood Badge

Wood Badge has four specific objectives: As a result of attending Wood Badge, participants will be able to:

  • View Scouting globally, as a family of interrelated, values-based programs that provide age-appropriate activities for youth.
  • Recognize the contemporary leadership concepts utilized in corporate America and leading government organizations that are relevant to our values-based movement.
  • Apply the skills they learn from their participation as a member of a successful working team.
  • Revitalize their commitment by sharing in an overall inspirational experience that helps provide Scouting with the leadership it needs to accomplish its mission on an ongoing basis.

Wood Badge Five Central Themes

The themes that follow encapsulate the course content of Wood Badge.

Living the Values

  • Values, Mission, and Vision
  • Aims and Methods

Bringing the Vision to Life

  • Listening to Learn
  • Communicating
  • Giving and Receiving Feedback
  • Valuing People and Leveraging Diversity
  • Coaching and Mentoring

Models for Success

  • Team Development Model
  • Situational Leadership

Tools of the Trade

  • Project Planning
  • Problem Solving
  • Managing Conflict
  • Assessing Team Performance
  • Managing Change
  • Celebrating Team Success

Leading to Make a Difference

  • Leaving a Legacy
  • Learning the Greatest Leadership Secret

Wood Badge Overview and Delivery: Course Overview

Wood Badge has been developed for Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Venturing, and Exploring leaders, as well as Council and District leaders. Its focus is on leadership, not out-of-door skills. The following information is designed to provide you with key course information.

Course Delivery:

The first part of Wood Badge reflects unit meetings, while the second part of the course uses a unit camping activity as its delivery model. During Wood Badge, the model Boy Scout troop will serve as a laboratory for training purposes. This is done for several reasons:

  • The Boy Scout troop simulation provides a good framework in which to practice the leadership skills introduced in the course.
  • Boy Scouting provides a natural bridge between the various programs in Scouting, and leaders should understand the importance of transition.
  • It would be difficult and most likely confusing to simultaneously model Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting,Venturing, and Exploring in one course.

What is a Wood Badge Ticket? During the years preceding Scouting, British soldiers who were stationed overseas had to earn their passage or ticket home after their term of service was complete. This is why it is called a TICKET, but just what is it?

  • A ticket is a contract between you and a member of the staff usually referred to as a Troop Guide or Ticket Counselor.
  • This contract is your commitment to practice using the Leadership Skills taught at Wood Badge in the performance of your Scouting position.
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$130.00 per Childcare (per child)
$275.00 per Scouter (Adult Leader)
$150.00 per Staff
Cancellation Policy
REFUND POLICY Because most of the fees that are paid for camps and events are actually spent or committed prior to the actual camp or event, refunds or activity fee transfers for Council and district camps and activities will be made only under the following conditions: Request for cancellation of a reservation or activity fee transfer must meet one of the following criteria: A: For the use of Council camps, Boy Scout summer camp, Cub Scout Day Camp, or any overnight camping event, a written request must be received by Volunteer Services at the Council Service Center at least thirty (30) calendar days before the event. B: For all non-overnight events, a written request must be received by Volunteer Services at the Council Service Center at least fourteen (14) calendar days before the event. All requests for refunds must be made in writing and submitted by the person who paid for the original reservation. All refund requests received by the deadline will be processed by the Volunteer Services department, and will require approval by a member of the Council Management Staff. Volunteer Services will request this approval. In regards to Camp Fleischmann, refund requests received by the above deadlines, will be processed by Volunteer Services at the end of each session of camp. Cancellation requests received by the required deadline, as stated above, will result in a full refund minus a non-refundable, non-transferable fee of 15%. Refunds will be paid in the manner of funds received (check, CC, etc.) and mailed/ notified to the person who submitted the original reservation. The only exception to this policy is in the case of an emergency, injury, or illness. The exception request must be in writing and verified by a parent and/or guardian. The maximum available refund under this provision will be 50% of the total fee paid by the individual. The implementation of the policy was March 9, 2017. This policy supersedes all previously adopted or implied Refund Policies.