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Wood Badge Information:

Dear Eagle Trail District Scouters;

I hope you will share this within your Units (including committee members) in support of taking any of the upcoming Wood Badge courses. Feel free to forward and adapt as needed to best suit your Unit needs.
Districts, Units, You, and our Youth Benefit with Wood Badge Trained Adults!
Wood Badge is for You, Those You Know and Those You Want to Know!
All of us understand how critical proper training is for adult leaders and many of you have already taken part in many of the opportunities available at the District and Council levels. We are a better because of it, and our youth have benefitted from your commitment - thank you.
Please take a moment to review the Wood Badge opportunities listed below and consider attending or reaching out to others in your Scouting circles to attend this world-class program. It matters not that you're a District or Unit Leader, new or experienced, or just someone who wants to improve their skills. What does matter is your desire to become more effective so our Districts may operate more efficiently and our youth, which we all serve, can become better Scouts and citizens.
Why Attend
Regardless of which course you attend, you will take part in an outstanding program which emphasizes leadership development and working with others as individuals and groups.  This is less about camping, hiking and outdoor skills than it is about a world-class program which helps adult leaders find out the best about themselves. They learn to find the best in others and acquire the skills and techniques to make it happen. The course draws upon the most current leadership models used by corporate America, academic circles, and successful outdoor organizations throughout the country.  This is exactly what we need to make our adult leaders more effective!
The only prerequisites to take Wood Badge is that you have completed training specific to your registered adult leadership position, Youth Protection Training, and have a desire to improve scouting.  There is no specific time in any position required, nor are camping skills.  Veteran leaders are strongly encouraged to attend to serve as role models in their unit for those new to Scouting.
TOP TEN Reasons to attend!
10. It is the best full immersion course you will ever take
9. You will learn about all the different Scouting programs
8. You will get away from the world and into nature for a few days
7. You will learn Leadership and Teamwork skills
6. You will learn methods and techniques that will improve your Scouting activities
5. You will learn things that will make a positive difference in the rest of your life
4. You will meet a lot of fellow Scouters that will become friends – lifelong friends
3. You will have trained, caring, and supportive Instructors
2. You will learn more about yourself
1. It is a lot of fun and a great way to re-charge your Scouting batteries! (I promise)
Information on upcoming Wood Badge courses is available at: http://circleten.org/wood- badge  Please go to the course website for specific information on each course and a link to contact the Course Director to register for the course or ask for more data.
Wood Badge 125
I happen to be associated with Wood Badge 125 and our very own Randy Konkel is the Scoutmaster and Course Director! I would love to see that course filled with  Eagle Trail District Scouters. But, regardless of which course attended, all promise to provide an exceptional and worthwhile experience!
Participant orientation for Wood Badge 125 is right around the corner, March 3rd, 8:00am at the Murchison Service Center. Sign up today to make sure you have a spot. What’s better than attending Wood Badge ?  Attending Wood Badge with a friend!! Don’t forget to ask your scouting friends to join you for a more amazing experience.
Available Courses (click on the link to be taken directly to the Course website to view staff and find out more)
Wood Badge 125 - Camp Wisdom April 6-8, 2018 and April 20-22, 2018
Randy Konkel – Course Director
Wood Badge 126 - Philmont Training Center August 12 - 18, 2018
Jacquelyn Core – Course Director
Wood Badge 127 - Camp Wisdom September 13-15, 2018 and September 27-29, 2018
Jarom Wolcott – Course Director
Wood Badge 128 - Camp Wisdom January 25-27, 2019 and February 8-10, 2019
Stephen Bartholomew – Course Director
If you have any questions or would like additional information please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Yours in Scouting,
Rob Hayes
Assistant Scoutmaster
Wood Badge 125
Heath Langford
Assistant Quartermaster
Wood Badge 125