Wood Badge Staff Registration 2019

Course Director, Sharon Soder and Assistant Course Director, Tom Daft are already hard at work planning, reviewing materials, and looking at ways to deliver the best course possible. One very important element of the planning is finalizing the staff list. To be on staff, you would have had to complete Wood Badge for the 21st Century, be trained in your current scouting position, completed the new Youth Protection Training, and be able to attend all the staff development dates. Those of you who feel that you are able to commit to the effort and time required to help us present a great Wood Badge course are invited to contact Sharon. Please respond no later than September 26th to Sharon at BeATrainedLeader@gmail.com. Contact Sharon with any questions at the same email.

Below is a list of dates scheduled for staff development. Please review this list carefully to determine if being on staff for C5-177-19 would fit with your calendars. Attendance at all meetings is expected.

SUNDAY, January 13 1 - 5 Kick-Off
Saturday, February 16 8 - Noon Staff Development Meeting
Saturday, March 2 8:30 - 4 The Trainers EDGE (If Needed)
Saturday, March 9 8 - 5 Staff Development Meeting
SUNDAY, April 7 1 - 5 Staff Development Meeting
Saturday, June 1 8- 5 Staff Development Meeting
Saturday, June 29 8 - Noon Staff Development Meeting
Saturday, July 27 8 - 5 Staff Development Meeting
Saturday, August 10 8 - 4 Staff Meeting & 30 Day Participant Meeting
Wednesday, Sept. 11 & 12 All day Staff Work Days & Camp Set-up
Friday, Sept. 13-15 All day Course Weekend 1
Thursday, Sept. 26 All day Staff Work Day & Camp Set-up
Friday, Sept. 27-29 All day Course Weekend 2
Saturday, January 25 9 - Noon 90-Day Follow-up Meeting


In addition, there will be considerable individual and group work for staff members between meeting dates, so staff time is maximized when the entire team is together. You will also be expected to assist with recruiting for the course.

Sharon, Tom, Dan Maiers (Course Advisor) and I, Council Training Chair, will be putting together what we hope to be the best Wood Badge Staff ever. If you express an interest in being on staff, you will receive a response, either an invitation to participate or a regretful “not this time” by October 31, 2018. We would like to be able to offer all interested Scouters a spot on staff, however there is a specific number of staff needed to run the course, and a requirement of 1/3 first time staffers.

If you are unable to be on staff but still would like to help out, please let us know! We can always use extra hands during set up, tear down, kitchen, trading post, etc. We would appreciate any help you can provide, so let us know what you would like to assist with!

Thank you in advance for your interest in being part of Wood Badge staff.

Geoff Greenwood
Mid-Iowa Council Training Chair


STAFF: For approved 2019 Wood Badge Staff, register below, when registration begins, by entering the password you were given. Cost is TBD.

If you have fully paid for the course and are unable to attend, a refund may be considered. The request must be in writing (email or post) and submitted to Mid-Iowa Council as soon as possible. At the discretion of Mid-Iowa Council, you may be eligible for a partial refund based on course expenses already incurred. All payments of fees are non-refundable, except under the following conditions:
  • Serious illness (doctor's note is required)
  • Death in family
  • Special unexpected and extraordinary circumstances (circumstances reviewed at the discretion of Mid-Iowa Council)
  • Event is cancelled
If a refund is approved, it shall be disbursed in keeping with Mid-Iowa Council policies and procedures. All refunds will be less twenty-five percent (25%) of the course fee, to cover liquidated costs incurred in preparation of the course. No refunds will be given for cancellations made the day of the event.