Wood Badge S9-100-21

Registration is open for S9-100-21 now!

What is Wood Badge?

Reflecting the best of more than a century of Scouting experience, Wood Badge draws upon the most current leadership models used by corporate America, academic circles and successful organizations throughout the country.

Wood Badge training was begun by Baden Powell in 1919 to ensure that the leaders of Scout troops were properly trained.  Since then Wood Badge has been held worldwide, providing advanced leadership training to thousands of Scout leaders.

Wood Badge builds upon the best traditions and experiences of the Boy Scouts of America and draws from a wide range of courses within and beyond the bounds of Scouting to present the latest in leadership theory and team development.

Why Attend?

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 can deliver an improved program and a more meaningful experience for the youth Scouting serves.

By attending Wood Badge, the participants will internalize the 5 themes of Wood Badge: Living the Values, Growing, Connecting, Guiding and Empowering.

Who should attend?

Wood Badge is designed to meet the advanced leadership needs of all Scouters, particularly unit level Scouters, such as Cub leaders, Scoutmasters and assistants, Venturing Crew Advisors, Committee Chairs and members.  Additionally, Scouters serving at the district and council levels can achieve greater effectiveness through Wood Badge.  To attend a Wood Badge course, individuals must:

  1. Be registered member of the Boy Scouts of America. (Youth 18 and older may attend as long as the appropriate Youth Protection guidelines are followed. They do not need to be registered in an adult leadership role.)
     
  2. Have completed the basic training courses for their Scouting position.
     
  3. Be capable of functioning safely in an outdoor environment. All participants are required to complete the Annual Health and Medical Record form.

How much does Wood Badge cost?

The course fee is $225, which includes all meals and program materials.

When is the course?

The course is held over two weekends, February 26-28, 2021 and March 20-21, 2021

Where can I get more information?

Contact our Wood Badge Course Director, Donna Williams, for more information.