Tag Archives: Wood Badge

North Field Stake Presidency Feature
By Community Submission
May 15, 2016

Presidents, help your stake—host Wood Badge

The following are excerpts from an interview with the Pleasant Grove North Field Stake Presidency, President McFarland, President Thayer, and President Doman, about the stake-sponsored Wood Badge course they, and other stake members, staffed and hosted. This is part one of a series of articles about this stake presidency’s experience planning and hosting a Wood […]

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By Community Submission
May 01, 2016

Why No Campfire Program Should be Without a Testimony

Have you noticed that when you gather united in a purpose, you bring the spirit with you? Are we giving youth enough opportunities to gather together, teach, and invite the spirit into our activities, lessons, service projects, and campfires? Yesterday at the Northfield Pleasant Grove Stake Wood Badge Course, President Krist McFarland spoke on gathering […]

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By Community Submission
Apr 02, 2016

Bi-Lingual Wood Badge Courses for Spanish and ASL

The Utah National Parks Council and the Great Salt Lake Council are offering bi-lingual Wood Badge courses in Spanish/English (July 18-23, 2016 at Tifie Scout Camp or September 8-10 & 15-17 at Bear Lake Aquatics Base) and ASL/English (May 12-14 and May 19-21 at Tifie Ranch). Spanish/English Are you a Spanish-speaking Scouter? Do you want a more immersive […]

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By Kevin Hunt
Mar 28, 2016

Blogging Keys to Success, Scouting Romance and More

It may be more than you think!  Check out these blogging articles with Blogging Keys to Success, Scouting Romance and more.  In the blogs, you will find Keys to Success, Scouting Romance, and more!  THE ROMANCE OF SCOUTING:  Sounds  intriguing, huh?  Well, maybe now I’ve got your attention.  Really I should say, “Scouting Blogs … […]

EDGE-Method
By Darryl Alder
Mar 26, 2016

Do You Have the Trainer’s EDGE?

Giving a trainer an edge is an integral part of EDGE Training. Allow me to explain a bit more. Just like the Church, BSA sees the need for any good leader to also be a good teacher, so they came up with this acronym: Two weekends ago I was with some of the the staff of […]

All Stars Feature
By Community Submission
Nov 29, 2015

Scout Leadership Encampments Have Blessed Our Stake’s Youth

Submitted By The Lehi Utah East Stake Our experience with using the Boy Scouts of America Adult and Youth Leadership Training programs in a stake-sponsored Aaronic Priesthood Leadership Encampment on a stake-wide basis has been and continues to be a great blessing for the youth and adult leadership in our stake. Our first experience with […]

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By Community Submission
Nov 18, 2015

New Youth, Same Great Stake Encampment Experience

In 2006, Joel Zabriskie, then president of the Highland Utah East Stake, helped his stake plan and organize a stake encampment at Bacon Park. This encampment included a Wood Badge course for stake leaders, National Youth Leadership Training (Timberline), a Varsity All Stars course, a Kodiak course for older youth, and camp activities and merit badge […]

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By Darryl Alder
Nov 13, 2015

Two Tiny Beads

I spent Tuesday evening with a few dozen Scouters debriefing our Wood Badge Courses for 2015, eleven in all; more than 400 Scouters attended courses in our Council this year and there is much to learn about how to do it right. All fifteen course directors for 2016 were there to learn about how things went; […]

Schow Feature
By Stewart Schow
Oct 15, 2015

Why I Still Do Scouting

Recently I was asked, “Why you are still involved with Scouting?  Aren’t all of your boys grown?” The answer to the second question was an easy yes. To answer the first I need to go back some years to the time before my sons became Scouts. After earning my Eagle Scout Award as a youth, I didn’t do […]

Chapel in the Woods
By Darryl Alder
Sep 20, 2015

A Chapel in the Woods—What BP Thought

Last Saturday morning, during the first weekend of our Woodbadge course, I had a singular spiritual experience at Tifie Scout Camp’s outdoor chapel. There among the reddening maples and in the crisp morning air, our Wood Badge staff presented these words from our founder, Baden Powell, in a Scout’s Own Worship Service: FOR an open Troop, or for Troops […]

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By Darryl Alder
Aug 17, 2015

Myths and Truths About Wood Badge

If you are not sure about whether to sign up for Wood Badge training or if you’ve resisted registering because of myths you’ve heard about Wood Badge, here are some myths and the truths clarified, (and please consider this your invitation to join us this fall): Myth: Wood Badge is for lifelong, elite Scouters who have been around […]

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By Dave Pack
Mar 13, 2015

What Does the Ideal LDS Wood Badge Course Look Like?

Dave Pack, Scout Executive for Utah National Parks Council, Boy Scouts of America, was asked by an LDS stake president, “What does the ideal LDS Wood Badge course look like?” Following is the letter Dave wrote to the stake president: President, You asked me to describe to you what the ideal Wood Badge course would look […]

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By Joel Zabriskie
Dec 06, 2014

Our Stake Encampment

In early 2005 I discussed the possibilities of holding a Wood Badge course that could be designated for the Scout leaders in my LDS stake with Doug Muir. He was serving as the Wood Badge Coordinator for the Utah National Parks Council, and had experience doing this with his home stake as well as a […]

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By Community Submission
Dec 06, 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 […]