In 1911, Baden-Powell took the first steps in training Scouting’s adult leaders by organizing a series of lectures for Scouters. He made great strides in the years that followed, culminating in 1919 with the establishment of Wood Badge training. Wood Badge recipients now number more than 100,000 Scouters around the world.
Wood Badge for the 21st Century is intended for all leaders in Scouting—Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, and Venturing leaders, as well as council and district leaders. The focus is on leadership, not out-of-door skills.
The object is to demonstrate the aims and methods of Scouting through the presentation of leadership skills, organizational tools, and a variety of activities based on the best of Scouting traditions and the latest in team development theory. In addition, participants will enjoy the fellowship of sharing the experience with volunteer and professional Scouters while having a great deal of just plain fun.
Wood Badge is a life changing experience. It not only teach skills that apply to being a leader in Scouting, but has many real life applications as well. Skills learned at course can help you improve as a leader, a parent, and as a general member of the community.
Attending the course will be a tremendous opportunity for you to:
■ Understand Scouting as a family of interrelated, values-based programs providing age-appropriate activities for youth.
■ Recognize contemporary leadership concepts used in America and discover how those concepts are relevant to our values-based movement.
■ Apply the skills you learn from your participation as a member of a successful working team.
■ Revitalize your commitment to Scouting by sharing in an inspirational experience that helps to provide Scouting with renewed leadership to accomplish its mission.
Many Scouters consider Wood Badge to be a peak experience of their Scouting careers. It has served as a source of training and inspiration to thousands. In return, Wood Badge participants have positively affected the lives of millions of America’s youth.
As a part of the 2019 Sequoia Council Wood Badge staff, we are working very hard and are very excited to put on the premier BSA leadership course for Scouters like you!
But we need YOU!!!!
We implore you to ponder whether or not you too are ready for this life changing experience.
If you conclude that you are ready to take the most informative, interactive, invigorating and FUN training offered on the face of the Earth, then wait no more and sign-up for Wood Badge!!!!
This year’s course will be held over two weekends up at Camp Chawanakee by Shaver Lake.
The cost of the course is $250.00 and a deposit of $50 with your application will reserve your spot with the balance due by the start of course. The fee sounds like a lot, but please don’t let that stop you from taking advantage of this chance to participate. Many Packs/Troops may be willing to supplement your cost, just ask! Additionally, limited scholarship assistance though the Council is available.
The deadline for us to have a minimum number of participants registered is August 2nd, 2019. Unfortunately, if we are unable to register the minimum number of participants required, we will be forced to cancel the course and this life changing opportunity will be gone until the Fall of 2020.
If you have decided to attend or are simply thinking about it, please fill out the attached registration form, call council office and arrange your payment by NLT August 2nd. You may also register online here
Should you have any questions or need any financial assistance please feel free to contact Jason Barton, our Course Director, at the Council Office 559-320-2100 or via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Yours in Scouting,
2019 Wood Badge Staff