Crossroads of America Council - Wood Badge - Fall 2017

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Wood Badge - Fall 2017

Event Details

September 9-11 and September 23-25, 2017


Wood Badge History

In 1911, Baden-Powell took the first steps in training Scouting's adult leaders by organizing a series of lectures for Scouter's. 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. Six 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.

Participant Qualifications:

  • Registered member of the Boy Scouts of America
  • Have a current BSA physical and capable of functioning safely in an outdoor environment
  • Successfully complete Youth Protection, and the following:

Cub Scout Leaders
    Leader Specific Training
Scoutmasters and Assistants 
    Leader Specific Training
    Outdoor Leader Skills
Troop Committee
    Troop Committee Challenge
Varsity Scout Leaders
    Varsity Scout Leader Fundamentals
Venturing Leaders
    Venturing Leader Specific Training
    Commissioner Basic Training
District Committee
    District Committee Training Workshop


Scouter Accessibility:

Specific needs such as use of a golf cart for transportation and special dietary requirements will be available. Contact the course director if you have any questions.

When & Where
September 9-11, 2017
Ransburg Scout Reservation
Saturday 09-09-2017 7:00 AM ET to
Monday 09-11-2017 5:00 PM ET Past
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September 23-25, 2017
Camp Red Wing
Saturday 09-23-2017 7:00 AM ET to
Monday 09-25-2017 4:00 PM ET Past
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