Rocket Boys and Wood Badge

Rocket Boys and Wood Badge

One of the highlights for me at Wood Badge is watching the movie October Sky. I had never watched it before my first course, but now I make sure that I watch it every time I staff. If I catch it on at home, I find myself sitting down and watching it again. The movie...
Leading Change in Scouting

Leading Change in Scouting

This week a joint statement was released by the LDS church and the Boy Scouts of America that basically said that the LDS church has decided to end its relationship as a chartered organization effective December 31, 2019. This is a significant change for the BSA and,...
Why Did You Go To Wood Badge?

Why Did You Go To Wood Badge?

Some years ago I asked Wood Badge participants, “Why did you go to Wood Badge.” I received some very thoughtful responses and I posted them at http://www.woodbadgealabama.com/our-reasons/. It’s time to add more of your stories. I invite you to send me the reason why...
Wood Badge Works!

Wood Badge Works!

I thought I would pass on an encouragement of how your tickets can impact your troop. My first ticket involved planning and coordinating ILST and to follow up by recruiting for NYLT. ILST went very well and our troop now has four boys who are going to NYLT in...
Wood Badge: For Scouting & Beyond!

Wood Badge: For Scouting & Beyond!

I recently attended a Genetics conference in California where I volunteered to be a moderator for a roundtable discussion on Management. It was a simple responsibility really, just facilitate the discussion on topics that may come up, as well as write down a few...
Cotton Pickin’ Wood Badge

Cotton Pickin’ Wood Badge

I have been lucky enough to have served on multiple courses and to have been a Troop Guide on two of them. Course S9-114 ended not too long ago and the tickets worked by the participants have been making a big difference around our council. The course made quite an...
Past Wood Badge Courses

Past Wood Badge Courses

At WoodBadgeAlabama.com, we focus on upcoming wood badge courses but we also list our courses starting in 2001. Around this time was when the Wood Badge syllabus was rewritten and became what was known as Wood Badge for the 21st Century. Of course Wood Badge has been...
S9-114 Is In The Books

S9-114 Is In The Books

Wood Badge course S9-114 is officially in the books. After leaving Camp Westmoreland on April 13, 2014, the 38 participants went back to their units to start working their tickets. After 18 months, 34 men and women completed their ticket. Scoutmaster Elaine Zeigler...