So you want to staff a wood badge course

So you want to staff a wood badge course

I was asked to be the Scoutmaster of the 2019 Wood Badge course in the Greater Alabama Council. What an honor. When I sat back and looked at all the candidates that could have been asked I was humbled. So many people. Step one as Scoutmaster was putting together my...
The Wood Badge Quiz Is Live!

The Wood Badge Quiz Is Live!

How well do you think you know Wood Badge? Take this quiz and test your knowledge. It is 50 questions long but it won’t take you any time if you’ve done your homework, or stayed awake on weekend 1. There are questions about the course and about Wood Badge...
Wood Badge costs $20 a month if you start saving now

Wood Badge costs $20 a month if you start saving now

To take Wood Badge in the Greater Alabama Council (GAC), it will cost you $250. The cost is the same price as taking NYLT. For some people, this is a lot of money, especially if you have to pay it all at one time. The next Wood Badge Course in GAC will start on April...
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...