for the 21st Century
As the core leadership skills training course for the BSA, Wood Badge focuses on strengthening your ability to work with groups of youth and
adults and is less focused on outdoor skills, which are more effectively addressed in other training courses.
The task force that developed Wood Badge for the 21st Century was charged with developing an adult training course that was on the cutting
edge of training for the 21st century. They created a highly user-friendly course that would encourage BSA local councils to offer more courses
and, ultimately, train more Scouters. The Wood Badge course has made significant accomplishments in both areas.
Incorporating leadership concepts that are used in corporate America, the course teaches participants the basics of listening, communicating,
valuing people, team development, situational leadership, problem solving, and managing conflict. Once the skill is learned, each member is
given the opportunity to use the skill as a member of a successful working team. At the conclusion of the course, each participant develops a set
of personal goals related to his or her Scouting role. Working toward these goals allows each participant to practice and demonstrate new skills.
Wood Badge is divided into two parts, the Practical Phase and the Application Phase.
The Practical Phase in S-8-480-11-1 (WB 21-18) Fall 2011 will be covered over two 3-day weekends in the fall of
2011: September 9 - 11 & September 30 - October 2, 2011.
S-8-480-11-1 (WB 21-18) Fall 2011 is $200.00 for early bird payment by July 11, 2011 or $225.00 after July 11, 2011.
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