2 THE WOOD BADGE TICKET PROCESS What and Why a Ticket?Course Director ResponsibilitiesParticipant ResponsibilitiesTroop Guide ResponsibilitiesTicket Counselor ResponsibilitiesTicket Form and StyleA process unique to Wood Badge.Application is the key to real success in the training process. The trainee must be put in a situation where application of course skills is required for success.Ticket development is very difficult for some.Many have never been exposed to writing goals & personal assessment.Examples/explanations are often unclear.Be prepared to provide individual coaching.Staff tickets are no longer required.References:Administrative Guide - Pages 32,33; Appendix A-27Staff Guide - Pages 43, 67-69, 309, 317; Appendix A-13,14March, 2003, National Alignment Symposium notes.
3 THE WOOD BADGE TICKET PROCESS A Ticket is …1. A commitment to action2. A vision of personal improvement3. A way for the Scouter to practice being a leader4. A series of goalsGuided Buy the Scouter’s ...1. Personal values2. Vision3. Personal missionThe pre-course “Twenty Questions” help the Scouter think through:What is important to them.What roles they play in Scouting and life.Where they see themselves in the future.More Ticket detail at the end of this presentation.
4 THE WOOD BADGE TICKET PROCESS The intent of the ticket is …1. Rifle versus shotgun approach2. Bloom where you are planted3. Skills not necessarily linked4. Not intended to be overwhelming5. Encourage repetitive behavior
5 THE WOOD BADGE TICKET PROCESS Course Director Responsibilities 1. Organize, manage, facilitate, monitor, and report the ticket preparation, counseling, completion, and recognition processes.2. Provide each participant’s home council with an Application for Training Recognition and ticket copy.3. Facilitate the assignment of ticket counselors and, as necessary, provide counselor orientation to 21st Century Wood Badge.4. Develop a process to monitor participants’ progress through ticket counselors.5. Provide final closeout roster, including report on completed tickets, no later than 19 months following the end of the course.The course director is the key to successful follow up after the course, especially if the participant is from another council.Be careful if you delegate any of this responsibility. It is still yours to see that the process functions effectively, even in other councils.Contact the appropriate person in the participant’s home council directly for follow up. This may be the wood badge coordinator, training chairman or Scout executive.
6 THE WOOD BADGE TICKET PROCESS Participant Responsibilities1. Complete a written draft by Day Six of the course.2. Have the draft reviewed and approved by the assigned troop guide.3. Meet with ticket counselor within 2 weeks to review goals and leadership skills to be applied in reaching goals.4. Agree with ticket counselor on progress review process.5. Draft amendment to ticket if appropriate and submit to ticket counselor for review.6. Complete “working” the Ticket within 18 months.Encourage participants to write their tickets around their “primary” Scouting job.The ticket counselor may accept an amendment to a ticket if a participant’s Scouting responsibilities change of if, for some other reason, some original goals are no longer appropriate. (Any completed goals do not have to be redone.)In rare circumstances council Scout executives may allow up to six additional months for ticket completion.
7 THE WOOD BADGE TICKET PROCESS Troop Guide Responsibilities 1. Help participants in assigned patrols prepare tickets.2. Review and approve ticket drafts by Day Six of the course.3. Reproduce the final ticket.One copy for the participant.One copy for the ticket counselor.In many cases the troop guide will become the final ticket counselor, but not always. The “hand off” is critical here.
8 THE WOOD BADGE TICKET PROCESS Ticket Counselor Responsibilities 1. Serve as the primary contact between Wood Badge and the participants, encouraging them to put into practice the lessons of the course.2. Have a working knowledge of the Staff Guide for 21st Century Wood Badge.3. Meet with assigned participants within two weeks to review ticket goals and leadership skills to be applied.4. Agree on a progress review process and periodically share results with the course director.5. Review and accept ticket amendments if necessary.6. Complete Part 2 of the Application for Training Recognition and facilitate bead presentation when appropriate.Item 2 is critical. A possible problem area when dealing with participants who do not have staff on the course.
9 THE WOOD BADGE TICKET PROCESS Ticket Form and StyleThe ticket consists of several parts:1. A list of the participant’s personal values;2. His/her long term goal (Why I am in Scouting)3. A description of his/her Scouting role;4. A statement of his/her vision of success*.5. An action plan composed of five significant goals that can be completed within 18 months.* (One addressing increasing diversity.)One of the five goals may involve developing and applying a 360-degree, “Self Assessment” tool for developmental feedback on the other goals of the Ticket.The last slide is a alternate version of the Ticket worksheet.* See Wood Badge Ticket Worksheet
10 THE WOOD BADGE TICKET PROCESS For Each Goal Indicate: Ticket Form and StyleFor Each Goal Indicate:SMART Goals:SpecificMeasurableAttainableRelevantTime-BasedWhoWhatWhereWhenHowWhyHow verifiedThese items are critical to writing a measurable and workable ticket. They should be viewed as effective “commitments to action.”Be careful that all parts of each goal, or at least the action items, are under the control of the participant.