GSC N5-690-15 Wood Badge Course Weekend 1 of 2

GSC N5-690-15 Wood Badge Course Weekend 1 of 2
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Course Date

  • April 17, 18 and 19, 2015, Pine Tree Education & Environmental Center
  • May 15, 16 and 17, 2015, Roosevelt Scout Reservation

Note: All participants are required to attend all sessions and two patrol meetings to be scheduled by their patrol between the course weekends.

What is Wood Badge?
Wood Badge is the premier adult leadership training program for the Boy Scout of America. It teaches contemporary leadership and team development skills in an outdoors setting.

What’s in it for me?
Wood Badge will help you improve your role in Scouting. It will help you focus on your responsibilities, indentify a goal, help you work toward that goal-and give you the tools to reach it. But, Wood Badge is more than that. It teaches how a group develops and how the leader can assist in that process. It is about the interrelationship of all members of the Scouting family. It helps identify the connections between the districts, the council, and the individual unit. It shows you how to tie Scouting‘s values into unit meetings, Wood Badge is more than a classroom-it is games and hand-on projects. You will come away with an appreciation of Scouting’s heritage as well as a dream for the role you will play in its future-the impact you will make on a youth in your own unit at home.

What is taught in Wood Badge?
Wood Badge has always taught leadership skills. Wood Badge focuses on contemporary leadership skills and issues and integrates Scouting value-based philosophy. A variety of learning opportunities, including lecture, demonstration, group discussion and hands-on exercises offer participants insight into contemporary leadership theory while providing them with specific skills that will enable them to put what they learn to use immediately in their units. Many participants have found they can apply what they’ve learned in their personal and professional lives equally effectively. And while learning in the focus of Wood Badge, fun is an important component.

Course Cost:
The fee for the Wood Badge course is $ 235.00. A $100 deposit is required with the Wood Badge application. This fee covers all instructional materials and food. Monetary issues should never prevent anyone from attending. Garden State Council does provide partial scholarship for those who qualify and apply. Write a letter or e-mail Jim Reynolds describing the circumstances which might prevent you from attending the Wood Badge course. A letter can be attached to the application.

  • Pre-registration is required.
  • All fees are due by March 15, 2015.

Course Uniform:
Scouters are required to wear a complete field uniform for the program in which they are registered. This includes shirt, pants, or shorts with the appropriate socks and belt.
Information on other clothing and equipment needs will be provided to each registered participant prior to the course.

Who May Attend Wood Badge?
Attendance will be open to Scouters from all areas of Scouting: Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturing.

Wood Badge is the designed to meet the advanced leadership needs of ALL Cubmasters, Committee Members, Den Leaders, Webelos Leaders, District and Council Members, Scoutmasters, Crew Advisors, Team Coaches, and their assistants.

The course is open to all Venturers who are 18 years of age or older.

You qualify to participate in this exciting experience when you:

  1. Be a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America.
  2. Have completed the basic training courses for your Scouting positions.
  3. Have completed the outdoor skills training programs appropriate for their scouting positions.
  4. Be capable of functioning safely in an outdoor environment.
  5. Successful completion of the BSA Annual Health and Medical Record (part A and B) prior to the start of the course.
$235.00 per Participant
Cancellation Policy
All payments are final. Requests for refund may be submitted to the Garden State Council and will be reviewed on a case by case basis, and are not guaranteed.

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