Wood Badge - April Course 2023
April 14-16 and April 29-30, 2023
Wood Badge History
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 100,000 and can be found in all corners of the world.
The object of a Wood Badge course is to demonstrate as practically as possible the aims and methods of Scouting. Five days in duration, the course is a multifaceted presentation of leadership skills, organizational tools, and participatory activities based on the best of Scouting traditions and the latest in team-development theory. Participants will also enjoy the fellowship of learning alongside many other volunteers and professional Scouters, and along the way have a great deal of fun.
Upon successful completion of all course requirements, each participant receives a certificate and the Wood Badge - two wooden beads to be worn around the neck on a leather thong. Many Scouters consider Wood Badge to be a peak experience in their Scouting careers. It has served as a source of training and inspiration to thousands. In return, Wood Badge participants have positively affected millions of America's youth.
- Be a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America
- Have a current BSA physical and be capable of functioning safely in an outdoor environment
- Successfully complete Youth Protection Training and the training required for your scouting position
Whenever practical, we will accommodate special dietary requirements and needs for mobility assistance. Contact the course director if you have questions or concerns.
Optional t-shirt purchase is available for $15.00