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     Course DatesAugust 22-24, 2014

      September 12-14, 2014

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Wood Badge is advanced leadership training designed to help Scout leaders reach their full potential and to improve the quality of their units.  It is for all Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Venturing volunteers including top and assistant leaders and committee members.

Wood Badge training is available only to registered members of the Boy Scouts of America.  All participants must have completed at least Basic Training, which may be available online, for their primary Scouting position.  Basic Training generally consists of:

  • Youth Protection
  • This is Scouting
  • Position Specific Training

Some positions may also require Outdoor Leadership Skills training Join the Scouters who have earned their beads and become a better prepared leader to serve the youth of our Scouting program.

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Turn in the attached Woodbadge Application N2-388-14 to enroll.

New Feature–Pay Online for your convenience at  https://www.wpcbsa.org/Events/Registration/default.asp?Event=7961

Questions? Scott Berger, our Course Director is just an email away.  He can be reached at WoodBadge388@verizon.net

Information about this WOOD BADGE course N238814

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Course DatesAugust 22-24, 2014

September 12-14, 2014

Each session runs three full days, plus there will be one local patrol meeting between the two weekend dates.   Course Location: Durland Scout Reservation, which is located in Putnam Valley NY Cost:  $250 The fee includes meals, cracker barrels, program materials, and recognition items.

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$250 Course Fee & Application Deadline: Application and a $100 deposit are due by May 15, 2014, with the $150 balance of the $250 fee due by July 15, 2014.

 New Feature–Pay Online for your convenience at  https://www.wpcbsa.org/Events/Registration/default.asp?Event=7961

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Course Limit: This course will be limited to 48 participants with applicants accepted in the order their completed applications are received.  A standby list will be formed once the course has been filled.   Medical Examination Requirement: Each participant must submit an approved Annual Health & Medical Record form for a complete physical that was performed within one year before the final day of the course. What is Wood Badge? In 1911, Baden-Powell took the first steps in training Scouting’s adult leaders by organizing a series of lectures.  The first Wood Badge training session was held in 1929.  Since then, Wood Badge training has continued to evolve in order to meet Scouting’s needs.  Wood Badge for the 21st Century focuses on preparing adults to deliver the mission of Scouting.  As a result of attending Wood Badge training, you will:

  • Acquire contemporary leadership concepts and discover how these apply to our values-based program!
  • Understand Scouting as a family of interrelated, value-based programs providing age appropriate activities for youth!
  • Revitalize your commitment to Scouting by sharing in an inspirational experience!

How is Wood Badge Presented? Wood Badge consists of two phases.  The first phase is the practical phase, which consists of two full weekends at camp, plus mid-week patrol meetings between the weekends.  The second phase occurs after the weekends and consists of “working your ticket.” What is a Ticket? The Wood Badge “Ticket” represents your commitment to complete a set of goals related to your position in Scouting.  The ticket gives you an opportunity to practice and demonstrate a working knowledge of the leadership skills presented during the course.  You will complete your ticket no later than 18 months after the course.   Wood Badge Advanced Leadership Training for Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Venturing, District and Council Leaders with more than 1 but less than 100 years of experience   Wood Badge Participants learn to:

  • View Scouting globally as a family of inter-related value-based programs that provide age appropriate activities for youth.
  • Recognize the contemporary leadership concepts utilized in corporate America and leading government organizations that are relevant to our value-based movement.
  • Apply the skills learned from participation as a member of a successful working team.
  • Revitalize their commitment by sharing in an overall inspirational experience that helps provide Scouting with the leadership it needs to accomplish its mission on an ongoing basis.
  • Keep Scouting Fun for our Youth!

Wood Badge

“Helping Good Volunteers Become Great Leaders”

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Questions? Scott Berger, our Course Director is just an email away. He can be reached at WoodBadge388@verizon.net

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Great first staff development meeting–This team Rocks!

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Photos in the Gilwell Gallery

Photos from the Best Wood Badge Course are now available through this link.

(http://10kw.smugmug.com/BestWoodBadgeCourse)

Enjoy, and share with your friends!

Richard Saunderson
Asst QM/Course Photographer, N7-388-11-2
 

 

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Retaining Your Scouts

N7-388-11-2′s Beaver Patrol prepared this outstanding Patrol Project for the Course and have offered to share it with one and all.

Retaining youth (and adults) in scouting is a universal challenge. The Beavers do a nice job here – suitable for a University of Scouting session or a Roundtable.

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N7-388-11-2 Snow Scenes

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Closing Ceremonies at Gilwell (N7-388-11-2

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Retreat at Gilwell

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Not quite a foot of snow...

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Course Director Kiernan Measuring Snowfall (Looks like XL)

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Wood Badge Staffers trudge past the Weather Rock

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Snow-covered Gilwell Field N7-388-11-2

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The Great Beech Tree at Reeves Center, Camp Alpine NJ Oct 30, 2011

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The Weather Rock at N7-388-11-2

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Zulu War Chant

According to legend, Zulu warriors in addition to using the kudu horn to communicate, also chanted Eengonyama as they marched. This mild rendition is offered to show how Dinizulu might have felt after his beads disappeared.

The Scout’s Chorus (Eengonyama).  This is a chant that the African Zulus used to sing to their Chief. It may be shouted on the march, or used as applause at games and meetings and camp fires. It must be sung exactly in time [See "Scout War Dance," below]

 

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Leader:Eengonyama—gonyama.

Chorus:Invooboo. Ya-Boh! Ya-Boh! Invooboo!

The meaning is:

Leader: “He is a lion!”

Chorus: “Yes! he is better than that; he is a hippopotamus!”

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Scouts Own Service Pamphlet Posted

Fred Compton, Troop 1 Gilwell, SPL has sent along the pamphlet from the Day 3 Scouts Own Instructional Service. You will find it here.

 

Thanks, Fred!

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Special Edition: Gilwell Gazette Staffers’ Welcome

The Staffers’ Special Edition of the Gilwell Gazette has been added to the site; click here.

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EDGE Training – Jan 29

Browsing the web, I found this course description at Northern Star Council:

All Scouts and Scouters with responsibility for training others are strongly encouraged to participate in the Trainer’s EDGE. This includes District Trainers, members of the Council Training Committee, Grey Wolf (NYLT) staff members – youth and adult, Wood Badge staff members, University of Scouting facilitators, etc. Regular completion of the Trainer’s EDGE is one component of the Northern Star Council Trainer Endorsement Program (http://training.nsbsa.org/info/BecomeATrainer.aspx).

From the Trainer’s EDGE syllabus:
The Trainer’s EDGE replaces the Trainer Development Conference (BSA 500) as the required train-the-trainer course for Wood Badge and NYLT staffs. The purpose of the Trainer’s EDGE course is to provide and help develop the platform skills of a trainer. It is meant to supplement the practice offered through Wood Badge and NYLT staff development, with a focus on the participant, while raising the level of skill a trainer brings to the staff experience. Only practice can polish these skills, but this course is intended to “train the trainer” on behaviors and resources while offering hands-on experience in methods and media.

Looks pretty good!

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