Wood Badge Training coming up in April

posted Mar 9, 2018, 5:23 AM by Jason Ball
Hi Troop,
I talked to the leader of this next session and there are still slots available.  The only prerequisite is that you have taken the leader specific training for your position (so IOLS if you are an ASM) and be current on YPT.  We have many Wood Badge alumni in our troop - Kevin Hastcoat, James Faircloth, Carlos Lopez, Cody Hill, Elaine Boden, and Don Saetre to name a few.  They would be happy to answer any questions you have, or you can follow the links below to get in contact with Randy Konkel, the course director for this session.  I talked to Randy and there are still slots available and you can sign up for the next couple of weeks or until the session is full.  Please scroll down for more info on the benefits of Wood Badge and a list of additional course dates this year and next year if April won't work out for you.
Chris Kiger

Wood Badge 125, April 6-8 and April 20-22, 2018
Districts, Units, You and our Youth Benefit from Wood Badge Trained Adults

Wood Badge is for You, Those You Know and Those You Want to Know!
All of us understand how critical proper training is for adult leaders and many of you have already taken part in many of the opportunities available at the District and Council levels. We are a better because of it, and our youth have benefitted from your commitment - thank you.

Please take a moment to review the Wood Badge opportunities listed below and consider attending or reaching out to others in your Scouting circles to attend this world-class program. It matters not that you're a District or Unit Leader, new or experienced, or just someone who wants to improve their skills. What does matter is your desire to become more effective so our Districts may operate more efficiently and our youth, which we all serve, can become better Scouts and citizens.
Why Attend
Regardless of which course you attend, you will take part in an outstanding program which emphasizes leadership development and working with others as individuals and groups.  This is less about camping, hiking and outdoor skills than it is about a world-class program which helps adult leaders find out the best about themselves. They learn to find the best in others and acquire the skills and techniques to make it happen. The course draws upon the most current leadership models used by corporate America, academic circles, and successful outdoor organizations throughout the country.  This is exactly what we need to make our adult leaders more effective!
The only prerequisites to take Wood Badge is that you have completed training specific to your registered adult leadership position, Youth Protection Training, and have a desire to improve scouting.  There is no specific time in any position required, nor are camping skills.  Veteran leaders are strongly encouraged to attend to serve as role models in their unit for those new to Scouting.