Announcing: Wood Badge 2016
Have you ever wondered what this Wood Badge thing is all about? The following is a description posted to the SDIC web site for the 2015 course:
"Wood Badge is advanced adult leadership training for all adult leaders and volunteers who serve within the Boy Scouts of America. Many Scouters consider Wood Badge training to be the peak or 'mountaintop' experience in their Scouting career.
"Wood Badge has served as a source of training and inspiration for thousands of Cub Scout leaders, Boy Scout leaders, Crew Advisors, and professional staff worldwide. The primary purpose of Wood Badge Training is to strengthen Scouting in local units, districts and the council. In return, Wood Badge participants have had a positive and profound influence on the lives of millions of America's youth by supporting the Mission of Boy Scouts of America to 'Prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law', as well as in their professional and personal lives."
Those who successfully complete the Wood Badge requirements become members of Gilwell Troop 1. This tour of the original Gilwell is very interesting to both those who have completed the course as well as those who are investigating it.
The next Wood Badge course will be two weekends in the Spring of 2016: April 29, 30 & May 1 and May 20-22 at Mataguay Scout Reservation. See the 2016 course website for more information.
All scouters are encouraged to consider taking this course. Please watch this space and the SDIC Council web site for more information as it is released.