Wood Badge is an advanced training program for adult leaders of the Boy Scouts. It was started by Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of the Boy Scouts. I am a member of Wood Badge SR-1047 in the Greater Alabama Council. A requirement of Wood Badge is to complete five tickets. As a part of my tickets I chose to publish forms and other helpful pieces online. Not all of my ticket items are on this site. Most tickets deal with issues internally in my pack and I decided it was best to keep it internal. You should be able to find some use with these tools. I hope you can use these to make your Unit a better one.

Shawn

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Ticket 1 – Unit Performance
S.M.A.R.T. Goal – To enable self assessment of unit performance

Unit Performance Overview Form
This is an easy to update form that is used each month (or quarterly if you prefer) to do a 50,000 ft. review of your unit’s performance.

When you start using the form you will see a list of questions about key areas in your unit. These are just trigger questions to make you think about that area. They might not all pertain to your situation that month and there may some other areas you may want to explore. Use the space below to write your observations in either paragraph form or start-stop-continue. At the end of the year review what you had observed during the year. This should help you make adjustments in your units performance.

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Ticket 2 – Annual Report
S.M.A.R.T. Goal – To ensure the financial health and record keeping of the pack.

An easy way to report on the activities within your Pack is to follow a set of metrics to compare your pack against. By having this in an easy to use form you can spend less time reporting and more time doing. The Annual Report Checklist is an easy to use fillable form that you can use all year long to gather your data for an end of the year annual report. An example of a finished report can be found here.

Your end of the year annual report can be used most effectively in the fall when you have new parents joining who would like to know where the money is going and how it will be used. Viewing the report will also help inspire parents and cubs to make more of an effort during Popcorn sales.

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Ticket 3 – Training
S.M.A.R.T. Goal – To ensure expedient training of new leaders.

Cub Scout Leader Training Update Form
Easy to update form to notify leaders what training they need and what training knots they are eligible for.

If you would like the Training Knot Award sheets that I produced you can download them at pack95homewood.com/downloads/

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Ticket 4 – Communications Presentation
S.M.A.R.T. Goal – To aid district packs in improved communication

This presentation is called “Wheels On The Ground.” It was originally presented to the Vulcan District Roundtable in May 2011.

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Ticket 5 – Pinewood Derby
S.M.A.R.T. Goal – To provide opportunities for special needs scouts to interact with our youth.

I had a Pinewood Derby workshop and race for special needs Scouts and Crew at the Homewood, Alabama Exceptional Foundation. None of these scouts had every had the joy of competing in a Pinewood Derby and my cubs at Pack 95 helped me put this event on. You can read about it in the Birmingham News.

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