2020 Woodbadge S1-211-20

The Istrouma Area Council will once again offer a Wood Badge course in the Spring of 2020. 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” 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 $290.00 If you register before November 27, 2019 the cost is $275.00. This fee includes meals, two activity t-shirts, and program materials. A deposit of $145.00 along with this application will secure your spot in our Spring 2020 course. Space is limited! Applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. All fees are due in full by Friday, February 7, 2020. Wood Badge camperships are available on a as needed basis contact in writing the course leadership for an application. 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 6-8, 2020. Friday, 7:30 a.m. until Sunday, late afternoon at Avondale Scout Reservation

2nd Course Weekend: March 28-29, 2020. 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 Youth Protection). 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.