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Wood Badge 2024

Event Details

When is Wood Badge?

This year the Rainbow Council Wood Badge Course 6-702-24 will be held on two weekends in August & September.  Participants must attend both weekends.  Be sure to put these dates on your calendar.

  • 1st weekend August 16-18, 2024
  • 2nd weekend September 28-29, 2024

What is Wood Badge?
Wood Badge is an experience where you will come together with a variety of leaders in Scouting to learn and practice the latest in leadership models, backed by the timeless principles of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.

The mission of Wood Badge is to inspire and train adults to achive the mission and aims of the BSA through world class leadership training that sets an example for youth empowerment to impact the world.

What do we see on course?
We do many things on course, like:

Listening ~ Managing conflict ~ Leading change ~ Stages of team development ~ Coaching & Mentoring
Leadership for different stages ~ Servant leadership ~ Project planning & goal setting ~ And more!

These come to you in presentations, games, discussions, activities, and other methods.

Why do you want to go?
You want to participate in a Wood Badge course because of things you will learn and do. Here are some of the benefits:

Stronger units. You will make your Scouting unit — and your sons’ and daughters’ units — stronger.
What and why of Scouting. You will have a deeper understanding of what Scouting is and why we do it.
Experience. You will learn and experience things that will stay with you in Scouting and the rest of your life.
Fun. You will have fun and you will meet interesting people.
Other groups. You will make your other groups, like work, church, and even family, stronger.

By taking Wood Badge, Scouters will acquire valuable tools such as listening, communicating, conflict management, project planning and leading change. Participants will better learn to understand and appreciate diversity and differences in our society.

They will learn skills that will make them a better Scout leader. Units with trained leaders are able to deliver an improved program and a more meaningful experience for the youth Scouting serves.


How would you like to attend a training that takes you far beyond your Basic Leader Training? Would you like to build your skills in communication, conflict management and teaching methods? How about a leadership course that rivals many corporate level trainings?

Wood Badge is here for you. This is not just a Troop leader training but is designed for all Cub, Scout, and Venturing leaders. This course will help you better understand how all the Scouting programs tie together. It will provide you with many useful leadership tools to help enable our youth to have the best possible Scouting experience. There is no better time to attend a Wood Badge course and make a difference in your unit than when you are a Cub Scout Leader.

Purpose of Wood Badge
The purpose of Wood Badge is to develop skilled leaders who can strengthen Scouting units in achieving the mission of the Boy Scouts of America.

When we accomplish the mission of Scouting, we do it in the units. The purpose of Wood Badge is to strengthen units.

Although the course is different today, what Baden-Powell said in 1919 still applies:

One of the purposes of Wood Badge training is to get Scouters to think about the practice of Scouting, to meet together, to exchange experiences, and to live together in the spirit of the Scout Oath.

What is the cost?

$290 per person paid in full by May 1st

$325 per person paid in full by July 15th

$20 out of council fee 

Who can attend

Any registered member of the Boy Scout of America, who is at least 18 years of age.

So can you attend Wood Badge if you are not a unit leader - YES, the course was designed for Scout Leaders but it applies equally to all of us.

Minimum of 30 / Maximum of 48 participants.

When & Where
Wood Badge 2024 Weekend 1
RSR Rainbow Scout Reservation
Friday 08-16-2024 7:00 AM CT to
Sunday 08-18-2024 5:00 PM CT
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Wood Badge 2024 Weekend 2
RSR Rainbow Scout Reservation
Saturday 09-28-2024 7:00 AM CT to
Sunday 09-29-2024 5:00 PM CT
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