Category Archives: Wood Badge

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By Clint Lawton
May 29, 2014

Philmont Leadership Challenge

I will always remember the first time I arrived at the Philmont Scout Ranch. I was filled with excitement for the week ahead as I glimpsed the summit of the Tooth of Time off in the distance as snow was just beginning to fall to the ground. What a wonderful week it was! We learned as a group, bonded as a [...]

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By Bob Gowans
May 07, 2014

LDS Stake Encampment at Council Properties

In cooperation with the Utah National Parks Council, your Stake can organize an encampment to help fulfill your own Priesthood purposes by leveraging the program expertise and safety features offered through the Councils camps.  This will also relieve any “undue burdens” that are often placed on leaders to organize these camps.  This method will assist [...]

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By Ken Cluff
Apr 11, 2014

Why Wood Badge?

Judging by the experience of others, Wood Badge will help you become a better Scout leader. It’s also likely that along the way you’ll find ways to become a better person.  Sign up soon for your Wood Badge experience. Do your best to serve others by improving your leadership skills. If you do, you’ll help [...]

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By Darryl Alder
Feb 06, 2014

What Journey to Excellence Brings to Your Unit

Every January many of us make resolutions, so let’s make one to get your Pack, Troop, Team or Crew on “Scouting’s Journey to Excellence.” This program is BSA’s performance recognition platform designed to encourage and reward success and measure quality. It is meant to encourage excellence in providing a world class program at all levels [...]

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By Joel Zabriskie
Jan 24, 2014

A Testimony of Wood Badge

It’s been 30 years since I attended BSA’s adult leadership training course called Wood Badge. A very patient counselor in my stake presidency invited me several times over a two year period to participate. As 2nd counselor in the Bishopric, my assignments included stewardship for the youth as well as being the Chartered Organization Representative [...]

By Darryl Alder
Jan 17, 2014

Guide to Advancement: It’s Not Your Old Advancement Guidelines

The first edition of the Guide to Advancement appeared in 2011.  Most Scouters thought of it as a simple replacement of the old Advancement Guidelines that had been written and rewritten many times, but this edition has been totally revamped. In 2013 the second edition was released, but only after many Scouters had contributed, both volunteers [...]

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By Ken Krogue
Dec 04, 2013

What is Wood Badge Training and Should You Register?

Wood Badge is the highest and most advanced training course offered by the Boy Scouts of America.  While it is rich in scouting history and tradition, participants will spend 6 full days and nights learning modern leadership theories from contemporary scholars such as Ken Blanchard (author of the One Minute Manager series of books), Stephen R. Covey [...]

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By Heidi Sanders
Nov 04, 2013

Silver Beaver: Stephen (Andrew) Zaelit

Stephen (Andrew) Zaelit, Eagle Mountain-UT Andrew is an excellent example to the youth. He has worked on the district Eagle Advancement Committee for several years and shares his experience and knowledge with the young men he serves. He uses compassion and judgment when working with the boys, their parents and leaders. Andrew has coached T-ball [...]

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By Darryl Alder
Oct 18, 2013

Leave No Trace Trainer Course – October 18-19th at Camp Maple Dell, Payson, Utah

Leave No Trace provides a framework for outdoor ethics, which is summarized in the following seven principles: Plan Ahead and Prepare: Poorly prepared people, when presented with unexpected situations, often resort to high-impact solutions that degrade the outdoors. Proper planning leads to less impact. Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces: Damage to land occurs when surface vegetation [...]

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By Ken Krogue
Aug 16, 2013

Why Employers Should Use BSA Wood Badge Training

Boy Scouts of America Wood Badge for the 21st Century Wood Badge is the highest and most advanced training course offered by the Boy Scouts of America.  While it is rich in scouting history and tradition, participants will spend 6 full days and nights learning modern leadership theories from contemporary scholars such as Ken Blanchard (author [...]