Wood Badge Training
Hosted by Northern NJ Council & Patriots Path Council
Course # N5-333-13
Weekend #1 May 17-19 / Weekend #2 June 8-10,2013
Register Online Below / Click Here for Offline Registration Form
Course Director: Eric Dlugosz 201-988-4143 or @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Location(s): Beautiful Outdoor Settings @ Winnebago Scout Reservation & Camp Lewis, both in Rockaway NJ
To reserve a spot, pay the $100.00 deposit by March 15th, 2013. You may pay the full amount at any time. (Campership funds will be available – Click here for application.)
To encourage units who have not recently sent adult leaders for Wood Badge training (since 2008), if your unit sends two participants you will receive a $50 discount on the second registrant!
Wood Badge is Scouting's advanced training course for all adult leaders: Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Venturing, Varsity, District and Council volunteers and professional Scouters. The new Wood Badge training provides a common leadership foundation for all Scouters in the program. It gives multi-faceted presentations of leadership skills, organizational tools, and activities based on the best of Scouting traditions and the latest in team development theory. You also will enjoy the fellowship of learning alongside many other volunteers and professional Scouters, and along the way have a great deal of fun.
WHO MAY ATTEND?
To attend a Wood Badge course, a Scouter must:
· Be a registered member of the BSA (there is no minimum tenure requirement)
· Have completed basic training for their Scouting position ( #1 below)
· Have completed Outdoor Skills training for their Scouting position (#2 below)
· Be capable of functioning safely in the outdoor environment
· Complete a BSA Class 3 medical, signed by a doctor
1. Scouting's Basic Leader Training Courses:
Fast Start and New Leader Essentials*- for all adult leaders
Leader Specific Training*- for Tiger Cub Leaders, Den Leaders, Webelos Leaders, Cubmasters, Asst. Cubmasters, Pack Committee Members, Scoutmasters, Asst. Scoutmasters, Troop Committee Members, Venturing Advisors, Asst. Venturing Advisors, Varsity Scout Coaches, Asst. Varsity Coaches, District Committee Members, Council Boards Members and Professional Scouters.
Commissioner Basic Training*- for all district and council commissioners
2. Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills*- IS REQUIRED for Scoutmasters, Asst. Scoutmasters, Venturing Advisors, Asst. Venturing Advisors, Varsity Scout Coaches, and Asst. Varsity Scout Coaches.
* Previous versions of Leader Training completed prior to Sept. 2001 are acceptable.
PROGRAM - TIME COMMITMENT:
The Wood Badge program consists of two parts: Practical Training and the Application Phase.
The PRACTICAL TRAINING is 6 days divided into two 3-day weekends. In addition there are 2 patrol meetings held between the 2 weekends. These meetings are mandatory and are scheduled by your patrol at everyone's convenience. Wood Badge is an outdoor experience where a Scouter lives as a member of a den/patrol/crew, practices skills in leadership, and learns how these skills apply in the role of the adult leader in developing youth through the Scouting program. Through living in this setting for this extended period of time, you develop a Scouting spirit and zeal for the program that motivates you to do a better job in the Scouting task you have accepted. During this Practical Training all participants develop a "TICKET". This ticket is a written plan for how the Scouter intends to apply the skills and knowledge gained during the course in service to others, to specific goals and objectives in the Scouting program, and in personal growth.