Where: Yawgoog Scout Reservation, Camp Medicine Bow
When: Friday, September 16 through Sunday, September 18, 2005
Saturday, October 8 through Monday October 10, 2005
Why Wood Badge Training?
Wood Badge is the ultimate BSA Leadership Training. Today's Wood Badge
course brings together Scouters from all walks of life and from all BSA
programs--Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Varsity Scouting and Venturing, as well as
district, council and professional leaders.
Originated by Lord Robert Baden-Powell, Scouters learn leadership skills
in a fun, Scouting environment. Through living the scouting program and applying
the leadership skills taught at Wood Badge, you will develop a knowledge and
understanding of new skills you can use in your pack, troop, crew or team.
Wood Badge is advanced training in leadership development, providing
skills and demonstrating the importance of values in leadership. There are two
parts to Wood Badge training: the six days on course and the application phase.
The course is a six day (two weekends) experience consisting of living in
an outdoor environment, learning -- and working with other Scouters, while being
exposed to the leadership skills applicable to the development of both Scouters
and Scouts. Through this living and working experience, you will develop
knowledge and practical understanding of these leadership skills. You will learn
how to apply these skills to your pack, troop, crew or team. Most Participants
also discover ways to not only to use the leadership skills in their Scouting
positions but also to better their personal lives. The course experience also
provides meaningful insights into how to create an atmosphere of trust and
openness in Scouting.
During the subsequent application phase you will carry out the plans and commitments made during the course. Throughout this application phase, you will work with a Troop Guide, who serves as a resource counselor, and a friend. Your Troop Guide will assist you in fully understanding what you learned from the course and will help you apply that understanding to the betterment of your Scouting position. Wood Badge has served as a source of training and inspiration to thousands of Scouters, who, in their turn have affected the lives of millions of America's youth.
What are the requirements?
Wood Badge for the 21st century is a training continuum! There is no requirement to be invited. If you have completed the Requirements to be considered "Trained" for your registered position, you are encouraged to attend Wood Badge.
For more information, contact Pam Baldwin, Course Director of NE-I-241 at (508) 398-0752 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org