Tag Archives: Wood Badge

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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 […]

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By Darryl Alder
Dec 01, 2014

Support BSA this #GivingTuesday—December 2

We have a day for giving thanks (Thanksgiving). We have two for getting deals (Black Friday and Cyber Monday). After two days of shopping, take a day to give back. December 2nd is #GivingTuesday This Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common […]

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By Community Submission
Nov 27, 2014

An Inspired Program

I still catch on fire when getting to explain the beauty of the Varsity Scout Program to other leaders. It’s fun to see their eyes get wide with understanding as they see how it can all fit together with anything they do as a team or quorum. It is truly an inspired program! I see […]

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By Bryan Wendell
Nov 18, 2014

Why Wood Badge?

Volunteers expect fun and fellowship at a Wood Badge course, but much more awaits. Read on about how this training session helps new-to-Scouting adults lead more successful packs, troops and crews. NO UMBRELLA-TOPPED drinks served poolside. No quality time with your Kindle. No seaweed body wraps, no room service, no hot-stone massages. Is Wood Badge a […]

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By Joanne Reinertson
Nov 14, 2014

The Power and Impact of Training on Young Men

I was called to serve as stake president in November of 2004. I came to this assignment with a long history of church service and I had experienced and learned many things from that service. As I embarked on the ominous task of learning my new responsibilities, I realized that my past service had not prepared me in […]

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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. […]

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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 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 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 […]

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By Utah National Parks Council
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 Utah National Parks Council
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-

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By Utah National Parks Council
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. […]

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By Utah National Parks Council
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 […]

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By Utah National Parks Council
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 […]

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By Utah National Parks Council
Oct 17, 2013

Silver Beaver: Larry Jensen

Larry Jensen, Price-UT Achieving the Eagle Rank was not the end of Scouting for Larry. He has continued by serving in leadership rolls, learning at Wood Badge, and teaching in many capacities in the council including Scoutmaster. Larry is a member of the district committee and is CEO of Nelco Construction. Congratulations to Larry Jensen-