Chief Seattle Council, BSA Wood Badge
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What is Wood Badge?

Wood Badge is advanced leadership training for adult leaders. It teaches skills that are useful in Scouting, at work, in families, and elsewhere.

The program is for Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, and Venturing leaders, as well as all council and district leaders.

Wood Badge has five central themes:

  1. Living the values
    • Values, Mission, and Vision
  2. Bringing the Vision to Life
    • Listening to Learn
    • Communicating
    • Inclusiveness
    • Valuing People and Leveraging Diversity
    • Coaching and Mentoring
  3. Models for Success
    • Stages of Team Development
    • The Leading EDGE / The Teaching EDGE
  4. Tools of the Trade
    • Project Planning
    • Leading Change
    • Decision Making and Problem Solving
    • Managing Conflict
    • Self-Assessment
  5. Leading to Make a Difference
    • Leaving a Legacy

Why go to Wood Badge?

The purpose of Wood Badge is to develop skilled leaders who can strengthen Scouting units in achieving the mission of the Boy Scouts of America.

The Mission of the Boy Scouts of America is 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.

You go to Wood Badge to improve your leadership of small groups, and your understanding of how teams develop. The heart of Wood Badge is small group leadership. It is great fun too. This training is not only for Scouting. It also helps people at work, in church, with other groups, and in families.

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