- Published: 28 January 2018 28 January 2018
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WOODBADGE C7-127-18 2018
What is Wood Badge?
Wood Badge is the premier adult training program of the Boy Scouts of America. It teaches
contemporary leadership and team development skills in an outdoor setting. Its purpose is to
aid Scouters in providing a quality program that will enable Scouts to grow to their greatest potential.
The course encompasses key concepts of management skills, from leaders in the management field;
therefore, this course can be helpful not only in your Scouting job, but also in your career, personal
and religious life.
In 2018, Three Fires Council has been selected to be a Centennial Wood Badge Pilot Course.
We will present a brand new curriculum including the latest in leadership and management programs.
One of the immediate changes from past courses is eliminating one day from the course, the Friday
program on Weekend Two. More information on the new syllabus will be sent to registered participants
prior to the course.
To be eligible to participate in Wood Badge, you must:
- Be a registered adult member of the Boy Scouts of America, (Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity, Venturing or Exploring) aged 18 or older.
- Have completed the leader specific training courses for your Scouting position.
- Be capable of functioning safely in an outdoor environment. Completion of Parts A, B and C of the BSA Health & Medical form is mandatory.
Orientation – August 12, 1:00 pm, K-Lodge at CBT
Weekend 1 – August 24-26, CBT
Weekend 2 – September 22-23, CBT
You must attend both weekend sessions to complete this course.
Fee: The course fee is $275. Register and pay by May 31, 2018 and pay only $250! Financial
assistance may be available - contact Dan Bettison, Wood Badge Staff Adviser at 630.797.4613 or
Course size is limited to 48 participants, SIGN UP EARLY! You can reserve your space in this course
by filling out the online application and submitting a non-refundable deposit of $50. All fees must be
paid in full by August 5, 2018.
Location: Camp Big Timber
37W955 Big Timber Road
Elgin, IL 60124
- Published: 01 April 2018 01 April 2018
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TFC: BALOO & Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills Training - Choose from 1 of 4 opportunities
New Combined Course
Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS)
Complete two trainings in one class
BALOO - Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation
Required training for: Cub Scout leaders to take the Pack or Webelos Dens camping
Recommended for all Cub Scout leaders and for those wishing to take Wood Badge training.
Outdoor Leader Skills for the Boy Scout Outdoor Program
Required training for: Scoutmasters/Ass’t.Scoutmasters and Crew Advisers
Recommended for all Boy Scout leaders and for those wishing to take Wood Badge training.
This combined course is designed as an introductory class and satisfy the requirements needed to take packs or Webelos dens camping, and required training for Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters. The benefit to Cub Scout leaders is that after taking this one training they will be prepared for Boy Scouts. Leaders will not be required to retake an outdoor leader skills class for Boy Scouts.
â€‹Participants are required to stay overnight as a part of this course.
IOLS Course Description:
- Campsite Selection:Basics; Tent and Bag Specications
- Cooking and Sanitation:Prep; Storage; Meal Planning
- Fires, Stoves, Campfires:Equipment; Safety; Campfire Planning
- Interfaith Services:Inclusion; Incorporation at Camp-outs
- Outdoor Ethics: Leave No Trace; Tread Lightly!; Outdoor Code
- Packing and Hiking:Proper Gear; Packing Techniques
- Plant and Animal ID:Native and Invasive Species; Tracking
- Map and Compass:Basics; GPS; Geo cache
- Ropes and Knots:Whipping; Tying; Lashing
- Woods Tools:Pocketknife; Camp Saw; Ax; Proper Care and Use; Whittling Chip
BALOO Course Description:
In addition to the above topics the following will also be covered:
- Adventure Loops:Tips and Tricks for incorporation
- Health and Safety: Unique Situations; Risk Reduction
- Large Group Games:Tips and Tricks; Ideas
- Outdoor Ceremonies:Recognition; Planning
- Program Planning:Age Appropriateness; Recognitions
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Girls will be able to join the Cub Scout Packs this fall.
We need to be Ready for our new Family Friendly
(all inclusive) approach to Scouting. Please fill out the
attached flyer and send it to Dan Kocunik at
We will be ready to answer your questions.