Wood Badge 2018
Discover the Leader in You!
September 14-16, 2018
Baiting Hollow Scout Reservation
October 6-8, 2018
Schiff Scout Reservation
Wading River, NY
|Course Director Tracy Dioguardi
How Will I Benefit?
Make a positive difference in the quality of your Scouting program and the impact that Scouting will have on the lives of its members. Be better prepared to give our youth the opportunity to live Scouting’s values and to become better citizens! Understand the latest Leadership and Team Development skills. Learn how to use these skills to become a High Performance Team and for the development and motivation of other team members
Understand the latest Leadership and Team Development skills. Learn how to use these skills to become a High Performance Team and for the development and motivation of other team members.
Who should attend Wood Badge?
Wood Badge is intended for all leadership positions, both volunteer and professional, across all of Scouting’s programs
As a result of attending Wood Badge training, particpants 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.
Cirriculum and Leadership Skills
Wood Badge training consists of two parts - a practical phase and an application phase. The practical phase is conducted as a troop in a camping setting. Here leadership skills can be learned and practiced as part of life in a troop. The application phase happens at the conclusion of the practical phase for a period of not more than 18 months. During both phases of the Wood Badge course five central themes are focused on and developed:
- Living the Values
- Bringing the Vision to Life
- Models for Success
- Tools of the Trade
- Leading to Make a Difference
The practical phase of the Wood Badge course reflects unit meetings and also uses a unit camping activity as its delivery model. During the course the model Boy Scout Troop will serve as the foundation for training purposes. This is done for several reasons.
- The Boy Scout troop simulation provides a good framework in which to practice leadership skills introduced in the course.
- Boy Scouting provides a natual 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 and Venturing in one course.
It should be noted that although this foundation is utilized, the course content and leadership principles introduced apply to Scouters in all leadership positions and will provide a common foundation of leadership skills to be used throughout all program areas.
Oftentimes Wood Badge candidates and/or their patrols produce documents, web sites, and other items that are particularly useful to the greater Scouting community. As we are made aware of them they will be posted here.
- Submitted by Lou Scotti on October 15, 2011 - Outings for Scouting: A Resource Guide to Long Island and Beyond