The Istrouma Area Council will once again offer a Wood Badge course in the Spring of 2022. This training is a participant-friendly course for Scout Leaders of all programs: Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing, and Exploring. It will provide the skills that will help you become a more effective leader. It will also help you put together high-performance teams to make your Den and Pack grow, to make your Scouts BSA Troop go further, and to take your Venturing Crew or Explorer Post to the next peak.
Wood Badge has two parts. The first consists of a 3-day weekend and a 2-day weekend of practical experience where you will learn skills and concepts that underscore the five Themes of Wood Badge: Connecting, Guiding, Empowering, Growing, and Living the Values. In the second part of the course, you will create a “ticket” (project) to put those skills into action. You will be awarded Wood Badge Beads, as well as a Woggle and Neckerchief upon successful completion of your "ticket".
The cost of the course is $275 If you register by Sunday, January 9, 2022. Beginning Monday, January 10, 2022 through Friday, February 11, 2022 the fee increases to $290. This fee includes meals, two activity t-shirts, a course hat, and program materials. A deposit of $145.00 along with your completed on-line registration will secure your spot in our Spring 2022 course. Space is limited to a maxium of 48 participants!! All fees are due in full by Friday, February 11, 2022. Wood Badge camperships are available on a "as needed basis", so please contact the course leadership in writing for a Campership application. Unfortunately, not all applicants are guaranteed assistance.
Wood Badge Training Requires Two Weekends a 3-Day Weekend and a 2-Day Weekend:
1st Course Weekend: March 11-13, 2022. Friday, 7:00a.m. until Sunday, late afternoon at Avondale Scout Reservation
2nd Course Weekend: March 26-27, 2022. Saturday, 7:00 a.m. until Sunday, late afternoon at Avondale Scout Reservation
Attendance at all sessions on both weekends is required. An Annual Health and Medical Record Form (part A, B, & C) is required for the course.
Candidates must be trained for their program and position (i.e.) must have Position Specific Training, and current Youth Protection Training. Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills (IOLS) for Scouts BSA leaders, is highly recommended. Cub Scout Leader Outdoor Training (BALOO) is recommended, but not required for Cub Scout Leaders.
We will be following any necessary State, Federal and BSA health-related mandate and recommendations as they relate to COVID 19 that are in place at the time of the course. Self-screening COVID camping forms will be used for each weekend of the course.