The Wood Badge
Ticket Process
Includes…
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What and Why a Ticket
Ticket Form and Style
Course Director Responsibilities
Participant Responsibilities
Troop Guide Responsibilities
Ticket Counselor Responsibilities
References:
Administrative Guide, Staff Guide and Appendixes
What a Ticket is
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A Ticket is …
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A commitment to action
A vision of improvement
A way for the Scouter to practice being a leader
A series of goals to achieve the vision
Guided by the Scouter’s ...
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Personal values (“20 Questions”)
Personal vision
Personal mission
Why a Ticket?
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The intent of the ticket is …
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Rifle versus shotgun approach
Bloom where you are planted
Skills not necessarily linked
Not intended to be overwhelming
Encourage repeatable behavior
Ticket Form and Style
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The ticket consists of several parts:
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A statement of his/her vision of success
An action plan composed of five significant goals
that can be completed within 18 months
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One addressing increasing diversity
Each of the five goals under action plan
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Who, What, Where, When, How, Why, How Verified
Wood Badge Ticket Work Sheet
A Personal Statement of Vision and Mission
Name ______________________ Wood Badge Course No. ____________
My Scouting Position: ________________________________________
The Team That Will Benefit from my Leadership: __________________
SMART Goal (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely):
_________________________________________________________
Who:
________________________________________________
What: ________________________________________________
Where: ________________________________________________
When: ________________________________________________
Why:
________________________________________________
How:
________________________________________________
How Verified: __________________________________________
Course Director Responsibilities
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Facilitate the assignment of ticket counselors
Provide each participant’s home council with an
ticket copy (Home council assigns counselor)
Monitor participants’ progress through ticket
counselors
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Refer counselors to NEIC Training Chairman and Wood
Badge Coordinator to process Application for Training
Recognition
Provide final closeout roster, including report on
completed tickets, no later than 19 months following
the end of the course
Participant Responsibilities
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Complete a written draft by Day 5 of the course
Have the draft reviewed and approved by the
assigned troop guide
Meet as needed with ticket counselor for progress
review
Draft amendment to ticket if appropriate and submit
to ticket counselor for review
Complete “working” the ticket within 18 months
Troop Guide Responsibilities
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Help participants prepare tickets
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May use paper or eTicket via www.neicwoodbadge.org
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Get familiar with eTicket by entering one – test
maximum lines of entry – Submit, get email, test ability
to retrieve and modify.
Here’s How… In days 1 through 5…
Troop Guide Responsibilities
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Coax, coach, ask clarifying questions to
develop “sketchy” goals
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How is the goal related to the vision?
What processes in place may help you?
What processes may hinder you?
Are these processes documented?
Troop Guide Responsibilities
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More…
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“Who else is involved in carrying out the goal?
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How are they affected?
Are they in agreement with the vision?
Will they require additional resources?
What will change as a result of carrying out the
goal?
Troop Guide Responsibilities
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More yet…
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How will you know you are done?
How will you know you accomplished your goal?
Who has authority over your ability to carry out the
goal?
Where will any needed resources come from?
Troop Guide Responsibilities
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Review and approve ticket drafts by Day Six
of the course.
With support from “Admin,” scan/copy the
final ticket or ensure eTicket copy is
complete.
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One copy for the participant
One copy for the ticket counselor
Electronic copy available for archive
Ticket Counselor Responsibilities
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Serve as the primary contact between Wood
Badge and the participants, encouraging them to
put into practice the lessons of the course
Have a working knowledge of 21st Century
Wood Badge
Contact assigned participants within two weeks
to review ticket goals and leadership skills to be
applied
Agree on a progress review process and
periodically share results with the course
director
Ticket Counselor Responsibilities
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Review and accept ticket amendments if
necessary
Report ticket completion to and request
Application for Training Recognition from
NEIC Training Chairman or Wood Badge
Coordinator
Sign and return the Application for Training
Recognition to NEIC Training Chairman or
Wood Badge Coordinator
Facilitate bead presentation when
appropriate
Summary
The Ticket encourages
the participant
to BE a leader - -
Over and over again
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