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1 NE-II THE wood badge ticket ne-ii-177 staff development 2 Larry Goldman Scoutmaster

2 NE-II What is a Wood Badge Ticket? A contract with yourself A commitment to apply knowledge A vision of personal improvement A vision of how you will lead

3 NE-II The Wood Badge Ticket is Guided by Your VALUES Your VISION Your role in support of the MISSION of the BSA.

4 NE-II Why A Ticket ? To realize dreams and visions Clarify thoughts and objectives Focus actions Facilitates the practice of leadership

5 NE-II Lessons learned from previous 21 st Century Courses Encourage completion of 20 Questions before the course. Recognize that writing in general & this process in particular is difficult for some people.

6 NE-II Lessons learned from previous 21 st Century Courses Should we provide sample tickets? No (Consensus of Conferees at the 3 rd National Wood Badge Alignment Symposium, March 2007) Should we provide ticket templates? Yes – but keep them simple

7 NE-II Wood Badge Ticket Ticket is final when Participant and Ticket Counselor say it is …..and then it can still change.

8 NE-II Values, Mission, and Vision Which comes first, the chicken or the egg? Our values or our mission? Our mission or our vision? The truth is, values, mission, and vision are so interrelated that it is hard to say. Perhaps the diagram should look like this:

9 NE-II There are different approaches to writing a Wood Badge Ticket None of them are right, None of them are wrong, Theyre just different.

10 NE-II Values, Mission, and Vision Defined A mission statement explains the organizations or individuals main aim or purpose. It defines why we exist. A vision statement expresses the organizations or individuals desired destination within a certain time frame. It defines where we are going. A values statement represents the core priorities in the organizations culture, including what drives members priorities and how they act within the organization. Each element is unique, but they all work together.

11 NE-II The Mission and Vision of the Boy Scouts of America Offer young people responsible fun and adventure. Instill in young people lifetime values and develop in them ethical character as expressed in the Scout Oath and Law. Train young people in citizenship, service, and leadership. Serve America's communities and families with a quality, values- based program. The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

12 NE-II A Shared Mission As Scout leaders, we share the BSAs mission, helping to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

13 NE-II Organizational Vision Personal Vision

14 NE-II Personal Vision Think of your personal vision as Knowing who you are Knowing where youre going Knowing what success looks like

15 NE-II Three Elements of a Personal Vision Statement 1. A Significant Purpose It answers the question why rather than just explaining what you do or being a job description. It provides a sense of purpose that often is deep and noble. It inspires excitement and commitment.

16 NE-II Three Elements of a Personal Vision Statement 2. Based on a Clear Set of Values Clearly described so you know exactly the behaviors that demonstrate that the value is being lived. They need to be consistently acted on to be more than just good intentions. Personal values need to be in line with the organizations values. On MY honor, I will do MY best to do MY duty…

17 NE-II Three Elements of a Personal Vision Statement 3. A Picture of the Future Vision is a well-defined picture of the end result, something you can actually see. Vision focuses on what you want to create – not what you want to get rid of. Vision focuses on the product – the end result – not the process for getting there.

18 NE-II Personal Vision Remember, your personal vision statement involves knowing: Who you are Where youre going What success looks like

19 NE-II Make Your Personal Vision a Reality How it is created How it is communicated And most importantly, how it is lived! For your personal vision to become reality, whats important is

20 NE-II Qualities of a Compelling Vision Helps us understand what our purpose is Provides guidelines that help us make daily decisions Provides a picture of the desired future that we can actually see Is enduring Is about being great – not just beating the competition Is inspiring – not expressed solely in numbers Touches the hearts and spirits of everyone

21 NE-II Plans Support the Goals Goals Support the Vision

22 NE-II The Plan Who What When Where Why How How Verified

23 NE-II The Plan What do you want to improve, change, do etc? Why is it important? How are you going to get from here to there? Who / When / Where How Verified – what change would an outsider be able to see

24 Values, mission, and vision are all linked together. From our shared values, the BSA mission statement was developed. That mission leads to our personal vision of success. The goals are the road map to making the vision a reality. The plans are how we accomplish each goal.

25 NE-II The Wood Badge Ticket It takes all of the pieces working together to make a ticket and bring our vision to life.

26 NE-II What to Look for in a Wood Badge Ticket Supports the BSA mission. Position based It has to be realistic. Five goals At least one goal must deal with diversity. One goal may involve developing and applying a self assessment tool Must be SMART.

27 NE-II Wood Badge Ticket – Goals SMART S M A R T Specific Measurable Attainable Relevant Time-based Significant Meaningful Appropriate Reasonable Targeted

28 NE-II Some Troop Guide Tips Encourage patrol members to help each other Keep the momentum going. Participants shouldnt be afraid of being too specific for fear of failure Step back and give participants some space.

29 NE-II Some Troop Guide Tips Participants need to use the time between the course weekends Dont forget the leadership skills. IINHIWA Dont get hung up on semantics Encourage ticket completion in 12 months

30 NE-II Some Troop Guide Tips Its Their Vision KISMIF Keep In Touch Encourage attendance at the post course meeting. (November 7, 2009)

31 NE-II Wood Badge Ticket Some Final Thoughts Provides an opportunity to practice the skills we have learned. Makes us think about the BSA mission and the role we play in making that a reality. Makes us think about the end result before we even begin. Gives us a useful planning tool Inspires us and others to excel.

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