North Florida Council Wood Badge

       Wood Badge of the 21st. Century

Wood Badge for the 21st. Century is the premier adult leadership development course for the Boy Scouts of America.  The ultimate purpose of Wood Badge is to help adult leaders deliver the highest quality Scouting program to young people to help them achieve their highest potentials.

This new version of the course, updated in 2001, builds on all that has come before it, starting in 1919 with Robert Baden-Powell’s “learn by doing.”  In rewriting the program, nationally famous training professionals and volunteers took the best of the traditions and experiences of Wood Badge, brought them forward and embellished the course to be enjoyed by today’s participants.  Building on the past, understanding the present, and looking to the future, Wood Badge for the 21st. Century stands ready to provide leadership for Scouting and leadership for America.  It draws from a wide range of sources within the beyond the bounds of Scouting to model the best techniques for developing leaderships and teamwork among both young people and adults.

Wood Badge will teach you outdoor skills and leadership techniques in a “living,” hands-on environment, and you will be able to apply all you learn to your Scouting involvement and your personal life.  You’ll develop a Ticket, which is a written agreement outlining how you will apply your newly learned skills as you continue your involvement in Scouting.  Development on your Ticket is an exercise in goal-setting and includes creating a personal vision and mission statement and outlining individual steps to personal success.

Attending Wood Badge participants will be able to:

  1. View Scouting globally, as a family of interrelated, value-based programs that provide age-appropriate activities for youth. 
  2. Recognize the contemporary leadership concepts utilized in corporate America and leading government organizations that are relevant to our values-based movements.
  3. Revitalize your commitment by sharing in an overall inspirational experience that helps provide Scouting with the leadership it needs to accomplish its mission on a ongoing basis.
  4. Apply the skills you will learn from your participation as a member of a successful working team.

So on behalf of all Wood Badge staffers, welcome to the North Florida Council Wood Badge of the 21st. Century, we hope you will join us very soon in a course near you.