Wood Badge: Why You Should Attend!
Winter and Fall 2017
Wood Badge is premier training for adult leaders in all Scouting
programs. The six day experience of team development and leadership
provides tools for leaders to use in their professional, personal and
volunteer lives. Training is done through classroom instruction, but
primarily activity-based. Activities include patrol and troop games,
problem-solving challenges and lots of fun!
The course provides opportunities for participants to 'walk a mile
in a Scout's shoes' by following a typical path from Cub Scouting to
Boy Scouting and Venturing. Participants utilize the patrol method in
small group learning, cooking, camping and working together. Other
benefits of attending include: renewed enthusiasm, strengthens
knowledge of scouting, ignite new ideas and lead to new friendships
throughout the council.
Participants will create and work a 'ticket' as part of the Wood
Badge program. This provides the opportunity to practice service to
self and to others. Tickets are developed with the support of the
course staff and are to be competed within 18 months. Recognition for
this accomplishment includes the Wood Badge neckerchief, woggle and
Next Available Course
Stearns Scout Camp. Friday – Sunday: September 15 – 17 and October 13 – 15, 2017.
Sleeping accommodations will be indoors for the first weekend and
participants will camp as patrols outdoors during the second weekend.
Register early, as the Fall 2016 course filled in record time.
Cost and Registration
The cost to participate in Wood Badge is $250. Many Scouting units
or employers will cover part or all of the cost. As with all Council
Scouting events, there are funds available for individuals who may need
assistance. To register and join us for the outstanding adventure,
choose a Wood Badge event in the links section of this page.
If you have questions, use the contact information below.