Welcome to Cornhusker Council Wood Badge!
Wood Badge is an adult training where you work with others to learn and practice leadership skills (as a member of a successful working team) and live the values of scouting.
This course will help you understand the full values-based family of Scouting programs as well as discover ways to use the leadership skills to improve your personal and professional life.
Wood Badge gives leaders the skills they need to strengthen Scouting in meaningful ways and deliver a quality program to our youth.
Skills Useful Outside of Scouting
You will be able to use these lessons and experiences from Wood Badge outside of scouting to make every team a successful team, whether the team is at your work or is your family. Inspired in England by Lord Baden-Powell at Gilwell Camp, Wood Badge is today offered around the world. Upon completion, a Scouter receives a certificate, neckerchief, woggle, and beads, and becomes a permanent member of Troop 1, Gilwell.
Woodbadge Course Description
Wood Badge is advanced leadership training for adult leaders in all of Boy Scouting’s program areas – Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Varsity Scouting, and Venturing – as well Council and District leaders. It teaches skills that are useful in Scouting, work, family, and other community service activities. The focus is on leadership and team-building, not outdoor skills.
Objectives of Wood Badge
To enable you to view Scouting globally, as a family of interrelated, values-based programs that provide age-appropriate activities.
To help you recognize contemporary leadership concepts that applies to our values-based movement.
To apply the skills learned as a member of a successful working team.
To revitalize your commitment to Scouting by sharing in an overall inspirational experience.
The Wood Badge experience is divided into two parts – a practical phase and an application phase.
The practical phase consists of:
Five days of instruction.
During this time you will become a member of a group, share skills and knowledge, become an effective team and have a great experience while doing it.
Themes covered in the practical phase include:
Living the Values (developing your personal mission and vision)
Bringing the Vision to Life (communication skills, coaching and mentoring, leveraging diversity)
Models for Success (how your style of leadership should relate to the skills of your team)
Tools of the Trade (project planning, managing conflict, assessing team performance, managing change, celebrating team success)
Leading to Make a Difference (leaving a legacy and secrets of leadership)
With the help of a staffer, you will be able to develop a “ticket” by the end of the practical phase of the course. This is a set of 5 personal goals designed to significantly strengthen the program in which you are involved. The ticket provides a structure for the practice of the new skills you will learn.
The application phase is also known as “working your ticket”. You will have 18 months to complete your ticket, which will allow you to become proficient in the leadership and team-building skills you have just learned. Upon completion of the Wood Badge ticket, as certified by a ticket counselor and the Scout Executive, you will be presented with the Wood Badge certificate, neckerchief, woggle, and beads at an appropriate public ceremony.
UNIFORM: A full, official uniform is required and consists of: official BSA uniform shirt; official BSA uniform pants, shorts or skirts- skirts or shorts are worn, official BSA socks are required; and official BSA web belt
Registration closes March 17th, 2022
Fees includes meals, lodging, Class B t-shirt and materials for both weekends.
A $60 deposit is required upon registration approval. Total fee must be paid in full by 02-11-2022 to receive the early bird pricing. All fees must be paid in full by 3-17-2022