Crossroads of America Council - Wood Badge - September Course 2023

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Wood Badge - September Course 2023

Event Details

Sept. 29 - Oct. 1 and Oct. 14-15, 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 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. 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.

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:
Position                                                                          Training Required
Cub Scout Leaders                                                         Leader Specific Training
Scoutmasters and Assistants Leader Specific Training  Outdoor Leader Skills
Troop Committee                                                            Troop Committee Challenge
Venturing Leaders                                                           Venturing Leader Specific Training
Commissioners                                                                Commissioner Basic Training
District Committee                                                           District Committee Training Workshop

Optional t-shirt purchases are available

T-shirts $15.00 each

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
Wood Badge - Weekend One
Ransburg Scout Reservation
Friday 09-29-2023 7:00 AM ET to
Sunday 10-01-2023 7:00 PM ET Past
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Wood Badge - Weekend Two
Camp Krietenstein
Saturday 10-14-2023 7:00 AM ET to
Sunday 10-15-2023 7:00 PM ET Past
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