Your Wood Badge Ticket is to help you realize your personal vision of your role in Scouting. Write your ticket on your primary Scouting Role. Your ticket consists of three parts:
1. A description of your Scouting role
2. A statement of your vision of success
3. A plan of action composed of five significant goals that can be attained within 18 months.
You are not expected to realize you vision immediately upon completing your five goals; reaching the goals is merely a kickstart to a long-term work in progress.
No minimum level of effort has been established with respect to completion of a Wood Badge ticket. However, many years of experience indicate that completion of a Wood Badge ticket should require at least 6 months of continuous work. Ideally, you will complete the five goals between 6 and 12 months.
You have room for creativity; your ticket will not look exactly alike another’s. It is assumed that you will pattern your goals to use more or all of the skills you will learn during the course. It may be helpful to list corresponding skills next to each goal. It is not required to incorporate any designated number of skills. However, at least one goal must address increasing diversity in the BSA. Possibilities include goals that promote diversity in units, districts, and/or councils that encourage a more diverse BSA membership; or that help the youth better understand the nature and importance of diversity in Scouting and in America.
The goals will be written, using the Wood Badge Ticket Worksheet , in support of your current Scouting responsibilities and should be designed to provide maximum positive impact for youth membership. The ticket should be meaningful and should enable you to practice the skills learn in this course–and meet SMART criteria as discussed.