WOOD BADGE - BECOME THE BEST LEADER YOU CAN BE!
Sign-ups are now open for Wood Badge, which is the premier training course offered by the Boy Scouts of America. It is intended for all leaders in Scouting-Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, and Venturing leaders, as well as council and district leaders. The focus is on leadership, not out-of-door skills. The object is to demonstrate the aims and methods of Scouting through the presentation of leadership skills, organizational tools, and a variety of activities based on the best of Scouting traditions and the latest in team-development theory. In addition, participants will enjoy the fellowship of sharing the experience with volunteer and professional Scouters while having a great deal of just plain fun.
The dates for this course, W4-33-18, are
- April 6-8 at Hubert Eaton
- April 27-29 at Trask
As a Scouter, I can promise you that Wood Badge is FUN! I spend a lot of days in Scout training every year. Among all of the courses that I've ever taken, this one was one of the most instructive and empowering. As a former military officer, I can promise you that Wood Badge is intensely thought provoking! It exposes and explains by demonstration elements of social and behavioral science that we're all sort of familiar with, but choose to ignore when we need them.
The course offers a brilliant presentation of game theory, the Nash equilibrium, the influence of groupthink, the tangible merit of vision, and many more elements. It's so compelling that grown adults are routinely reduced to laughter, tears, and fisticuffs. I didn't believe it was possible until I saw it with my own eyes. In my case it helped that I had some outstanding Scouters, including Martin Kast, in my course with me.
Don't just sign up for Wood Badge; bring a friend! Many Scouters consider Wood Badge to be a peak experience of their Scouting careers. It has served as a source of training and inspiration to thousands. In return, Wood Badge participants have positively affected the lives of millions of America's youth. If there's any way you could possibly fit this experience into your schedule, you'll be exceptionally pleased that you did!
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THE WORLD OF GLAAC CAMPING
Let our staff help your Scouts make memories that will last a life time!
Camp Cherry Valley
is located on Catalina Island and offers opportunities for Scouts to participate in our merit badge program, water sports in the calm cove and hike the mountainous terrain while camping in platform tents under the cherry trees.
Hubert Eaton Scout Reservation
is located near Lake Arrowhead in the San Bernardino Mountains and offers Scouts a variety of programs such as rappelling and climbing, C.O.P.E., Outpost program and our vast merit badge program while camping in our platform tents under the canopy of trees.
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