4A Wood Badge ticket is… A commitment A vision of personal improvement A vision of how the Scouter will leadA series of goals
5Your ticket should Reflect YOU! Your personal valuesYour visionYour personal mission
6Your ticket will include 5 significant goals. The goals will be writtenAt least one will include diversityGoals work toward fulfilling the vision related to the specified Scouting position
7Goals Must Be SmartSpecificMeasurableAttainableRelevantTime-Base
8Details Needed For each goal Who will be involved?What – a description.Where – in what setting?When – the start and end date?How – the steps use to complete the goal.Why – what purpose has the goal?How verified – how can it be measured?
9Wood Badge for the 21st Century John Doe, Senior Patrol Leadertraineda better Scouting program in the TrooponeTo successfully complete Junior Leader Training.The youth and adults in the Troop will be benefit.I plan to attend the next JLT held in the District and lateruse that experience to teach the younger ScoutsMy training will be at the JLT site, but training of younger Scoutswill take place at the Troop meetings.I will begin with the next JLT and complete the process within 6 months.The steps I will take are (1) find out the date and location of JLT being offered,(2) attend a session to completion, (3) practice what I have learned and(4) share this with younger Scouts.This is important because it will help me be a better leaderand will improve the program in our Troop.I have asked one of the Assistant Scoutmasters to evaluate my success andgive me feedback at various stages in the process.X
11Mental image of future success VISIONMental image of future successWhere do you see yourself and your group in the future?What would you like to see different about your group 18 months from now?It is 18 months from now and you are leading the group of your dreams.Describe that group as if you are able to see it realistically before you.
12Steps leading to realization of your vision MISSIONSteps leading to realizationof your visionTicket goals should be SMART.SPECIFICDoes your goal describe a specific item that will help realize your vision?Does the goal use action words to describe the intended performance? (Avoid abstract terms like know, believe, understand.)MEASUREABLEWhat are the measurable indicatorsof success?Is the goal verifiable?
13Ticket goals should be SMART. ATTAINABLEIs the goal realistic? (Avoid extremes in cost, time or manpower. Beware of goals referring to “ALL” or “EVERYONE.”)Can it be achieved with the resources and time allowed?Is attainment of the goal in your control and not dependent on the actions of others?Is the attainment of this goalwithin your power?
14Ticket goals should be SMART. RELEVANTIs the goal relevant to/within the responsibilities of your Scouting position?Does the goal benefit your group?Will the goal be a step toward the realization of your vision?TIME-BASEDWhen will the project be completed?Is there an identifiable point of completion?A goal might be worked over aspecified span of time
15Behavior that supports the ValuesBehavior that supports thevision and missionKey Questions to Ask Yourself•Why are you at Wood Badge?•What motivates you to stay involved in the Scouting program?•What are the things that drive your priorities in life?
16It is your Personal Commitment to Yourself and Scouting! Your ticket is in Your HandsIt is your Personal Commitment to Yourself and Scouting!