Lake Erie Council Presents:

Wood Badge 2018

Firelands Scout Reservation
August 3-5 & 17-19, 2018

Wood Badge is spread across two weekends. Please make sure your schedule can allow you to participate for the full time allotted on the both dates:

Course Fee: $250
Early Bird: $225 (if paid in full by June 15, 2018)
Late Fee: $275 (if not paid in full by July 3, 2018)

Your unit can earn a free weekend in a cabin at one of our three beautiful properties if two people sign up to attend this fantastic training course!

Wood Badge is an advanced, national leadership course open only to Scouting volunteers and professionals.

Scouters from Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Varsity Scouting, Venturing, Sea Scouts, and Explorers, and district and council Scouters all are welcome and belong here.

What do we see on course?
We do many things on course, like:

These come to you in presentations, games, discussions, activities, and other methods.

Why do you want to go?
You want to participate in a Wood Badge course because of things you will learn and do. Here are some of the benefits:

Here's another summary of why to go. This was originally aimed particularly at Scouters in the Cub Scout program, but it applies equally to all of us.

CUB SCOUT LEADERS! How would you like to attend a training that takes you far beyond your Basic Leader Training? Would you like to build your skills in communication, conflict management and teaching methods? How about a leadership course that rivals many corporate level trainings?

Wood Badge is here for you. This is not a Troop leader training but is designed for Cub, Scout, Varsity, and Venturing leaders. This course will help you better understand how all the Scouting programs tie together. It will provide you with many useful leadership tools to help enable our youth to have the best possible Scouting experience. There is no better time to attend a Wood Badge course and make a difference in your unit than when you are a Cub Scout Leader.

Have you heard of "The Ticket" and wondered what it is? The ticket is a group of five goals you set for yourself to do after course, to improve your unit. You learn more about this on the course.

Purpose of 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.

When we accomplish the mission of Scouting, we do it in the units. Therefore, the short form of the purpose is, the purpose of Wood Badge is to strengthen units.

Although the course is different today, what Baden-Powell said in 1919 still applies:

One of the purposes of Wood Badge training is to get Scouters to think about the practice of Scouting, to meet together, to exchange experiences, and to live together in the spirit of the Scout Oath.

Payment Schedule:

Deposit: $50 (nonrefundable; due at the time of registration)
Second Payment: $100 (due starting May 1st to July 1st)
Final Payment: $100 (due starting July 1st to August 5th)


John Hogan Jarrod Blundy Lake Erie Council Service Center
Course Scoutmaster Program Executive 2241 Woodland Ave Cleveland, Ohio 44115
440.567.8030 216.458.8930 Phone: (216) 861-6060







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