HISTORY AND OBJECTIVES
In 1911, Baden-Powell took the first steps in training Scouting’s adult leaders by organizing a series of features 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 and can be found in all corners of the world.
The object of a Wood Badge course is to demonstrate as practically as possible, the aims and methods of Scouting during the six days duration of the course. The course is a multifaceted presentation of leadership, skills, organizational tools, and participatory activities based on the best Scouting traditions and the latest in team-development theory. Participants will also enjoy the fellowship of learning along-side many other volunteers and professional Scouters, and along the way, have a great deal of fun.
Upon successful completion of all course requirements, each participant receives a certificate and the Wood Badge, two wooden beads to be worn around the neck on a leather thong. Many Scouters consider Wood Badge to be a peak experience in their Scouting careers. It has served as a source of training and inspiration to thousands. In return, Wood Badge participants have positively affected millions of America’s youth.
LOCATION / DATES
For ALL Scouting Leaders:
Cub Scouting - Boy Scouting
Varsity Scouting - Venturing
Every youth deserves a
Wood Badge trained leader!
February 8-10, 2019 (first half of course) @ Tanah Keeta
March 8-10, 2019 (second half of course) @ Camp Oklawaha
The course starts at 7:30 am on Friday of each weekend and ends no later than 5:30 pm on Sunday. There is also a Patrol Meeting between the two course weekends.
Early Bird Special Fee: $250 if paid in full by November 18, 2018 (includes $50 deposit due with application.)
Regular Fee: $275 (includes $50 deposit due with application.) Balance is due by January 7, 2019.
Limited needs-based scholarships are available. Contact the Course Director for more information.
Full refunds will be given until January 7, 2019. Refunds between January 8th and the start of the course will be given only if someone else registers and pays in full. All other refunds will be on a case-by-case basis after the course is completed.
February 08 - 10, 2019
March 08 - 10, 2019
WOOD BADGE TRAINING
Wood Badge is the ultimate leadership training for adults in the Boy Scouts of America.
It offers a six day immersion in the theory, practice and experience of appropriate skills for teaching others within Scouting and other environments beyond the Boy Scouts of America.
It accomplishes this by building all of the pieces of the course on a foundation of the five central themes:
- Living the Values
- Bringing the Vision to Life
- Models for Success
- Tools of the Trade
- Leading to Make a Difference
Wood Badge is designed to be as valuable to leaders involved in Cub Scouting, Varsity Scouting and Venturing as it is to those primarily involved with the Boy Scout Program
- Registered member of the Boy Scouts of America and be physical and be capable of functioning in the outdoors.
- Successfully complete Youth Protection, This is Scouting and Fast Start for your registered position (all of these courses can be taken online) and have completed basic training as follows:
Cub Scout Leaders
Leader Specific Training
Scoutmasters and Assistants
Leader Specific Training
Outdoor Leader Skills
Troop Committee Challenge
Varsity Scout Leaders
Varsity Scout Leader Fundamentals
Venture Leader Specific Training
Commissioner Basic Training
District Committee Training Workshop
Wood Badge the only place where the Beavers, Bobwhites, Eagles, Foxes, Owls, Bears, Buffaloes and Antelope roam!
Scouter Accessibility -
Special needs for those with physical handicaps and dietary needs can be met. Contact the Course Director with any questions.
The course will consist of not less than 32 and not more than 48 participants and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The first 48 participants with all fees paid will be in the course.
Once the course is filled, applicants will be given the option of paying fees and being placed on a waiting list in case of a cancellation.
WOOD BADGE APPLICATION
Please download and complete the form below and return it along with a $50 deposit to the Gulf Stream Council Service Center. Please understand that the course is open on a first come, first paid basis and you may lose your place if the course fills before you pay the balance of the fee.
For further information contact:
Dave Carlson, 2019 Wood Badge Course Director
Talent Release: Registration for this activity includes permission for Gulf Stream Council to use voice, video, and photographs recordings of participants in news coverage or similar projects approved by the Boy Scouts of America.