Tag Archives: Wood Badge

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By Community Submission
Oct 23, 2014

Wood Badge History Timeline

1919: First Wood Badge course held at Gilwell Park in England 1936: Gilwell Camp Chief John Skinner Wilson conducts Experimental Scout and Rover Wood Badge courses at Schiff Scout Reservation, New Jersey 1948: First official BSA Wood Badge courses held, one at Schiff and one at Philmont. Scouting legend William “Green Bar Bill” Hillcourt serves [...]

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By Joel Zabriskie
Sep 17, 2014

Scouting Changes and Saves Lives.

In 1991, I was involved as Course Director in a Wood Badge course at Camp Thunder Ridge. Part of the preparation is to assign those attending to patrols. We took this task very seriously, praying this would make a difference in the lives of these individuals as they spent six days and five nights together. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

By Heidi Sanders
Nov 04, 2013

Silver Beaver: Kim VanSteeter

Kim VanSteeter, Lehi-UT Kim has been a Wood Badge course director and staffed two additional courses besides her own. She enjoys teaching at Roundtable where she radiates a love of the programs developed to help boys become strong men. Kim also provides assistance to the Council Camping Committee. Congratulations to Kim VanSteeter-

By Heidi Sanders
Nov 04, 2013

Silver Beaver: Mark Tanner

Mark Tanner, Orangeville-UT Mark contributed his time and means as a Scoutmaster and Varsity Coach. He’s been to Wood Badge and was recognized with the Award of Merit. He’s been to Wood Badge and was recognized with the Award of Merit. He is currently a valuable member of the district Key 3 serving as commissioner. [...]

By Heidi Sanders
Oct 31, 2013

Silver Beaver: Wayne Stucki

Wayne Stucki, St. George-UT There are five Scouting positions listed on Wayne’s nomination form all with the date of 2013. Many more lines are filled with a history of a lifetime of service to Boy Scouts and their families. He’s also served on the boards of directors for non-profit organizations seeking to preserve the heritage [...]

By Heidi Sanders
Oct 24, 2013

Silver Beaver: Rich Paongo

Rich Paongo, Lehi-UT Rich has done much to emphasize Scouting in multicultural communities. He has served as an Assistant District Commissioner, Chartered Organization Representative, merit badge counselor and Committee Member. He promotes Scouting and its standards. He sees the value in Scouting for every young man and how it helps each boy succeed and give [...]

By Heidi Sanders
Oct 17, 2013

Silver Beaver: Keith Holdaway

Keith Holdaway, Vineyard-UT Keith operates Sleepy Ridge Golf Course and Wasatch Wing and Clay. He has volunteered as a soccer coach and served on the town council. Keith has been an energetic leader for three National Jamborees. He is Wood Badge trained and enjoys the brotherhood of being on Wood Badge staff. Congratulations to Keith [...]

By Heidi Sanders
Oct 17, 2013

Silver Beaver: Lorna Heppler

Lorna Heppler, American Fork-UT Lorna holds a Master of Commissioner Science degree and is Wood Badge trained. She is a skilled and earnest health care provider and has been a merit badge counselor for 10 years now. Lorna is a committee chair and also instructs and supports Cub Scout leaders at Roundtables. Congratulations to Lorna [...]

By Heidi Sanders
Oct 16, 2013

Silver Beaver: Christopher Hansen

Christopher Hansen, Spanish Fork-UT Chris is a caring, James E. West Fellow and graduate of Wood Badge. He served as chaplain for Timberline this year and has led courses in the past. For several years Chris taught geocaching at fall camporees. He also volunteers as a Hunter Education instructor and Red Cross trainer. Congratulations to [...]

By Heidi Sanders
Oct 16, 2013

Silver Beaver: Jack Cummings

Jack Cummings, American Fork-UT Jack is full of life and has volunteered in the pack, troop and crew for several years. His Scouts enjoy high quality adventure and new places with friends, all adding up to great learning experiences. Jack serves on the district committee and has helped train at Wood Badge, Kodiak, and Timberline. [...]