Wood Badge


2014 Spring Course Dates

To be announced

Each courses will begin on Friday morning and conclude approximately 5:00 PM on Sunday.

Wood Badge is advanced training in leadership skills for BSA programs. Started in 1919 when Baden-Powell took Scout leaders to Givwell Park for advanced leader training. Wood Badge come to American in 1948, and has evolved since then to become the BSA's premier leadership training event. Wood Badge teaches contemporary leadership skills in an outdoor setting. Its five central themes are:

  • Models for Success
  • Bringing the Vision to Life
  • Leading to Make a Difference
  • Tools of the Trade
  • Living the Values
Who may attend Wood Badge?
To attend Wood Badge, Scouter must be registered members of the Boy Scout of America.
Have not previously attended a Wood Badge Course.
Have completed the basic training courses for their Scouting positions.
Have completed the outdoor skills training program appropriate to their Scouting position.
Be capable of functioning safely in an outdoor environment. Successful completion of the BSA Annual Health & Medical Form is required for all participants.

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