2024 Fall Wood Badge
In 1911, Baden-Powell took the first steps in training Scouting’s adult leaders by organizing a series of lectures for Scouters. He made great strides in the years that followed, culminating in 1919 with the establishment of Wood Badge training. Wood Badge recipients now number more than a hundred thousand, and can be found in all corners of the world.
The objective of a Wood Badge course is to demonstrate the aims and methods of Scouting, and use them to develop stronger adult leaders. Five days (two weekends) in duration, the course is a multi-faceted presentation of leadership skills, organizational tools, and hand-on activities based on the best of Scouting traditions and the latest in team-development theory. In addition, participants will enjoy the fellowship of learning alongside many other volunteers and will have a great deal of fun.
This will be a tremendous opportunity for you to:
- Understand Scouting as a family of interrelated, values-based programs providing age-appropriate activities for youth.
- Recognize contemporary leadership concepts utilized in corporate America and in leading government organizations, and discover how these concepts are relevant to our values-based movement.
- Apply the skills you learn from your participation as a member of a successful working team to provide your Scouting unit with renewed leadership to accomplish its mission.
- Revitalize your commitment to Scouting by sharing in an inspirational experience. Many Scouters consider Wood Badge to be one of the peak experiences of their Scouting careers. It has served as a source of training and inspiration to thousands. In return, Wood Badge participants have affected the lives of millions of youth.
We sincerely hope that you can participate. You will enjoy it fully and benefit from it immensely. You are to be commended for the work you are doing now in scouting. Wood Badge training will enable you to make an even greater contribution as you help deliver the promise of Scouting.
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Participants must attend and be fully present on both course weekends in order to get credit for attending Wood Badge. Late arrivals and early departures cannot be accommodated. Please talk to us before registering if you have a specific question. Start times are hard, but end times on both weekends are approximate.
Orientation day is on Saturday August 17 from 8AM to 12PM at Boulder Creek Scout Reservation. Orientation is optional but highly recommended. The orientation session is designed to give you the information you need to be successful on course, plus it's fun!
Medical Forms part A B C are REQUIRED - If your forms are not recieved on time, you will not be able to participate and your registration fees will be subject to the refund policy. Download the forms by clicking the attachment.
Boulder Creek Scout Reservation - Map