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Wood Badge

2017 Wood Badge

April 20-22 – 1st half
May 18-20 – 2nd half
at Camp Thunderbird

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What is Wood Badge?

In 1911, Baden-Powell took the first steps in training Scouting’s adult leaders by organizing a series of lectures for Scouters.  He made great strides in the years that followed, culminating in 1919 with the establishment of Wood Badge training.  Wood Badge recipients now number more than 100,000 and can be found in all corners of the world.

Wood Badge is the most advanced leadership training course in Scouting.  It teaches the essential skills of leadership, management, and team building.  You learn what makes leadership work and how to make it work for you and your unit.  The skills taught are applicable to every leader and provide a common foundation for Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Venturing programs.

The course is a fun-filled, rapid-paced, hands-on, lecture-practice environment.  Practical exercises, in both indoor and outdoor settings, are a core component.  During the two weekends of the course, you are placed in a patrol of diverse leaders.  This provides you with an instant support group and the opportunity to practice team leadership skills as you learn them.  Not only do you learn from staff members, you also learn from each other.

The culmination of the two weekends is the creation of the Wood Badge Ticket.  This ticket outlines 5 scouting goals you develop and your plan for achieving them.  The goals are related to your primary Scouting position.  Using this opportunity to further hone your new skills and strengthen Scouting, you successfully complete the course by fulfilling your goals during the subsequent eighteen months.

After attending Wood Badge you will:

  • View scouting as a family of value based programs with age appropriate youth activities.
  • Recognize contemporary leadership concepts used in corporate and government organizations that are relevant to our values based movement.
  • Apply the skills you learned from participation as a member of a successful working team.
  • Revitalize your commitment by sharing in an overall inspirational experience and help provide scouting with the leadership it needs to accomplish its ongoing mission.

Got Wood Badge?

Scouting makes a promise.  It is a promise of an exciting, well-run program that seizes and holds interest.

Within this values-based program of Scouting there is adventure, challenge, growth, friendships and FUN!

As a leader in a Scouting unit, how do you deliver on this promise?

Join us at Wood Badge!    

Experience how Scouting units are formed and run. 

Share in the fun and adventure while making new friends.  Learn the Patrol Method! 

Whether you have 0 or 100+ nights of camping, Wood Badge is for you!

It is not about outdoor skills. It is about team building and leadership.

Wood Badge is an opportunity to gain insights into the Scouting program.

Not only will you become a better leader in Scouting, you will be able to apply these

practical leadership skills in your work, church, service, and home endeavors.

Course Director: DeAnna Hungerland 253-797-7131 or