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Getting Ready for Wood Badge

Am getting ready for Wood Badge in a few weeks, which is a training program for adult leaders within Boy Scouts.  Per a BSA website:

WBlogo_largeReflecting the best of nearly a century of Scouting experience, the course draws upon the most current leadership models used by corporate America, academic circles, and successful outdoor organizations throughout the country. It builds on the best traditions and experiences of Wood Badge and also draws from a wide range of sources within and beyond the bounds of Scouting to present the latest in leadership theory and team development.

Wood Badge, is the premier training program for all Scout leaders in the Boy Scouts of America. This includes all Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity and Venturing Leaders, District and Council Committee members as well as Professional Scouters. Wood Badge is designed to train adult volunteers using the latest leadership skills and techniques. It is once in a lifetime training experience.

There are two parts to Wood Badge course: The first part consists of one week of practical experience where you have the opportunity to learn skills and concepts that underlie the five themes of Wood Badge for the 21st Century. The second part is a plan to apply what you learned in the practical course. You will create and carry out a plan of action.

Am really excited to be taking a week to focus on leadership development that is reputed to make a better servant leader not only within scouts, but hopefully within my family and workplace.  Am especially excited that my training week will be done at Philmont … aka Scouters’ Paradise.

If there are any other IT Pro’s that follow my blog and have gone through the Wood Badge program … would love to hear how you integrated your WB ‘ticket’ and your workplace role in IT.  Ping me.

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