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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 beads.

Next Available Course

Fall 2017

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.

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Wood Badge: Why You Should Attend!

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