Wood Badge 2023
Thank you for your interest in Wood Badge! Wood Badge training was begun by Baden Powell in 1919 as a way to ensure that the leaders of Scout troops were properly trained. Since then Wood Badge has been held worldwide, providing advanced leadership training to thousands of Scout leaders. But you might be wondering why should I attend Wood Badge? By taking Wood Badge, you will acquire valuable tools such as listening, communicating, conflict management, project planning and leading change. You will learn to better understand and appreciate diversity and differences in our society. Learn skills that will make you a better Scout leader. Units with trained leaders are able to deliver an improved program and a more meaningful experience for our youth in Cub Scouts, Explorer Posts, Scouting BSA, Sea Scouts, and Venturing. The skills learned at Wood Badge will not only help your Scouting unit excel, but will also benefit your personal and professional lives as well.
Attending Wood Badge was an amazing personal experience. I developed lasting friendships with the Scouters who attended the course with me. The personal and professional skill I learned at Wood Badge continues to help my Scouts, Scouting Units, and at work. Having the opportunity to staff Wood Badge has helped me to grow, learn, and share the spirit of Scouting with many Scouters.
Join us in April and May at Pipsico Scout Reservation for the 2023 Wood Badge Course. Consider bringing along a friend to share in the fun. I will guarantee you will have a great time, will make friends, will be challenged, and will have lots of fun doing it.