3 Excuses for not Taking Wood Badge!
Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That!
‘I’m too busy to take Wood Badge’ ---You know how your desk at work gets totally out of control and you have 600 emails in your inbox and there is a whole box of filing that needs to be done and you don’t know what to do next because everything is a crisis…you finally give in and dedicate time to stop the madness, clean up, get organized, get a plan--- and suddenly your whole world snaps back in place?
Imagine your Pack, Troop, Crew or Post with a couple of leaders who have the tools and the motivation to really make things that need to get done happen, leaders with goals that are driven by what matters to them the most and specifically designed to make your unit better than ever before---Wood Badge does that.
Money…Money Changes Everything!
‘I can’t pay for Wood Badge.’ ---Below you'll find an article about Wood Badge gave a comparison of the cost and content of some of the most recognized leadership training programs in the USA to Wood Badge. There’s no better deal out there. There are options for financing if you need assistance.
No Excuses! JUST DO IT!
‘I have other issues.’ ---Dietary restrictions, physical limitations, allergies, arachnophobia…we got you covered.
Wood Badge will take two weekends of your time. The ROI (return on your investment) will last a lifetime.
To register, contact the Scout Office at (478) 743-9386 or Kevin Dougherty at (478) 951-9388.
Please NOTE if you don't already have a profile on the Central Georgia Council Website, you will need to create one HERE
“The Four Roles of Leadership”
An intensive, workshop for leaders at all levels who want to significantly improve their strategic thinking, long-term vision, and positive influence on others.
“Building High Performing Teams”
Teaches team members and leaders how to function more efficiently, create a clear vision and purpose, empower and involve people, manage conflict and change, create an open, productive environment, and celebrate success.
“Strictly Business: The Dale Carnegie Immersion Seminar”
This unique three-day seminar will help you master the skills you need to excel in today's competitive workplace. You'll learn to handle people more professionally and keep pace with fast-changing workplace conditions. After you complete the seminar you'll be equipped to perform as a persuasive communicator, creative problem solver and intelligent risk-taker.
I promise that what you get out this program, the fun you will have and the friendship bonds you will make --- will be … PRICELESS.
In case you’re still not convinced---My favorite example:
“Corporate Training Workshop”
Lists specific subjects straight from Wood Badge, such as:
All of their courses have a starting price of $3,975.00!
Boy Scouts of America
An extensive workshop incorporating leadership concepts that are applicable in the workplace, community involvement, in your personal life and in your role as a volunteer with Boy Scouts of America. The course is held over two, three-day weekends (March 20-22, 2015 & April 10-12, 2015) at Camp Benjamin Hawkins at a cost of $250 per person.
As you can see, the Boy Scouts of America course manages time and materials effectively to deliver a substantial value to its stakeholders. In many cases employers and/or Scout Units are willing to pay for part or the entire registration fee for participants taking this training. Should you have any question regarding registration or the program itself, please don’t hesitate to contact the Scout Office at (478) 743-9386 or Kevin Dougherty
To attend a Wood Badge course, you must:
Your Wood Badge Vision – by David B. Erickson
Have you ever wondered if Wood Badge, the advanced BSA leadership training course, is for you? The article below is copied from the LDS-BSA October 2007 newsletter, and it and other newsletters and information can be found at http://www.ldsbsa.org/. They have graciously allowed us to copy the article to share with you.
If you signed up for Baden-Powell's first Wood Badge course in the fall of 1919 at Gilwell Park outside of London, you could have learned animal tracking, art, useful knots, and how to cook. And while learning those skills, you would have learned something else. Baden-Powell would have probably helped you to catch your own vision of how to lead Scouts.
"My prayer and desire was answered because of your talents, testimonies, work and service. I am so thankful to have been blessed to be here at Wood Badge. My testimony has been strengthened. Thank you!"
"Wood Badge changed my outlook on Scouting. I have been converted! Truly converted!! I have felt the spirit many times over these six days and have been taught important principles. Thank you! Not only for me but in behalf of the boys I serve."
Others May See You've Caught the Spirit of Scouting