camporeeWood Badge #4 at R-C Scout Ranch

Date: October 6-8, 2017 & October 20-22, 2017

Course Director: Chad McLeod

Location: R-C Scout Ranch, Payson, Arizona

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Prior to Wood Badge Course

Participant Letter PDF       • BSA Medical Form ABC       • 20 Questions PDF       • Personal Questionnaire PDF

Week 1 On Course

Dutch Oven Cooking Card PDF     • Outdoor Cooking       • Dutch Oven Cooking

Dutch Oven Power Point 

Week 2 On Course

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Day 1 • October 6, 2017 PDF           Day 4 • October 20, 2017 PDF

Day 2 • October 7, 2017 PDF           Day 5 • October 21, 2017 PDF

Day 3 • October 8, 2017 PDF          Day 6 • October 22, 2017 PDF

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Sample Ticket Sheet I PDF

Sample Ticket Sheet II PDF

Most participants know a little about Wood Badge when they register — some more than others. Usually the biggest question for most prior to our time together is, “What is a Wood Badge Ticket?” The Wood Badge for the 21st Century ticket was created to help course participants realize their personal vision of their role in Scouting. Ideally, participants write their own ticket based on their primary Scouting role.

The ticket consists of three parts:

Part I • A description of your Scouting role;

Part II • A statement of your vision of success;

Part III • A plan of action composed of 5 significant goals that can be attained within 18 months.

Your tickets should be meaningful and should enable you to practice the skills learned in the course. During this first weekend you will learn how to develop your tickets and have a plan of action put into place so you can “work your ticket”. You may not realize your “tickets” immediately and many do not have ideas until late in the second weekend, but by that time, you will be well on your way with a vision of improvement.

Now remember, there is more to the Wood Badge experience then just building Tickets. All of the lessons and activities are meant to serve important roles in helping you develop and broader way of thinking to help you deliver a better Scouting program. You can be creative with your tickets as no two tickets will be a like. Reaching your goals is merely a kick-start to a long term work in progress. During this first weekend, you will learn about “SMART” goals which stands for specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and timely. Your Troop Guides and others will assist you in this process so you can be successful. You are not alone in this process, we are here to help make sure you succeed.

Ticket Ideas

Become BALOO Trainer, Take the trainers EDGE course, Become a Merit Badge Counselor, Volunteer to teach/assist at round table for Boy Scouts or Cub Scouts, Chair/Help with a District Cub Scout Day Camp, Chair/Help with a District Camp-O-Ree, Chair/Help with a District Scout-O-Rama, Attend Baden Powell University, Plan a Pack/Troop Activity, Volunteer to help with District Leadership Training, Create a Uniform Exchange (collect used uniforms to reuse), Create a Website/Blog for your area, Plan a family camp out for Cub Scout Packs, Read a book to further your perspective on scouting and implement what you learned in your unit, take a troop/crew to Philmont Scout Ranch, Build cross over bridges…