In 2001, the new Wood Badge for the 21st Century was introduced. It was developed for all Scouters: Cub Scout leaders,
Boy Scout leaders, Venturing leaders, and council and district leaders. The focus is on leadership skills, not outdoor
skills. The first part of the new Wood Badge course reflects unit meetings, while the second part of the course uses a
troop camping activity as its delivery model.
Leadership for Scouting & Leadership for America are central themes for the premier adult and youth training courses of the Boy Scouts of America.
As a result of attending Wood Badge, participants will be able to:
View Scouting globally, as a family of interrelated, values-based programs that provide age-appropriate
activities for youth.
Recognize the contemporary leadership concepts utilized in corporate America and leading government
organizations that are relevant to our values-based movement.
Apply the skills they learn from their participation as a member of a successful working team.
Revitalize their commitment by sharing in an overall inspirational experience that helps provide
Scouting with the leadership it needs to accomplish its mission on an ongoing basis.
The Five Rivers Council will be host for the 2013 Wood Badge course, an Area 3, Northeast Regional cluster course with Baden-Powell and Longhouse Councils. A few changes and additions for 2013 are:
- the two-weekend course will be held on Saturday’s through Monday’s
- both weekends will be held at Camp Gorton on Lake Waneta
- the introduction of a “Deferred Payment” program and “Advance Layaway” program..