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 for the
- Living the Values
—Values, Mission, and Vision
—Aims and Methods
- Bringing the Vision to Life
—Listening to Learn
—Giving and Receiving Feedback
—Valuing People and Leveraging Diversity
—Coaching and Mentoring
- Models for Success
—Team Development Model
- Tools of the Trade
—Assessing Team Performance
—Celebrating Team Success
- Leading to Make a Difference
—Leaving a Legacy
—Learning the Greatest Leadership Secret
Wood Badge Overview and Delivery
Wood Badge for the 21st century may be delivered to all Scout leaders. It has
been developed for Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, and Venturing
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 information and to help your council roll out the
The first part of the new Wood Badge course 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, and Venturing 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
Click here for more information on the Wood Badge Ticket
Regalia Presentation Ceremonies
|Click here for sample ceremonies for presenting the Wood Badge Regalia