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Wood Badge 2023

Event Details

Wood Badge 2023
Camp Betz


What is Wood Badge?
Wood Badge is advanced leadership training for Cub Scout, Scouts BSA and Venturing adult leaders at the unit, district, council, and professional levels. It is taught by living the experience of a Scouts BSA Troop, utilizing the patrol method, over two weekends.

Wood Badge is about learning and developing Leadership skills, rather than basic Scouting skills - skills that can be used in Scouting and all facets of life.

By using a variety of learning techniques, including lectures, demonstrations, group discussions, and hands on exercises, participants will learn contemporary leadership skills and tools needed to provide the youth members of their units with the highest scouting experience.

A Wood Badge course teaches leadership skills by focusing on five key areas: Living the Values, Growing, Connecting, Guiding and Empowering.

What to Expect:
The course will be delivered over two weekends and one orientation meeting ahead of the course:

  • Orientation: 7:30 PM, Thursday, August 24, 2023, Orland Township Building (14807 South Ravinia Ave., Orland Park IL 60462)
  • Weekend 1: 7:00 AM, Friday, September 22 - 5:00 PM, Sunday, September 24, 2023
  • Weekend 2: 7:00 AM, Saturday, October 21 - 5:00 PM, Sunday, October 22, 2023

Participants must be registered members of the BSA, have current Youth Protection Training, provide a current BSA Medical Form Part A, B, C and be "Trained" for their registered position.

During both weekends, participants will tent camp. During the first weekend all meals will be prepared by the staff. During the second weekend, most meals will be prepared using the patrol method, in patrol campsites.

Limited scholarships are available from the Council. 


When & Where
Wood Badge Session 1
Camp Frank S Betz
Friday 09-22-2023 7:00 AM CT to
Sunday 09-24-2023 4:00 PM CT Past
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Wood Badge Session 2
Camp Frank S Betz
Saturday 10-21-2023 7:00 AM CT to
Sunday 10-22-2023 4:00 PM CT Past
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