Join the Elite…and Have Fun too!
Wood Badge is advanced leadership training designed to help Scout leaders reach their full potential and to improve the quality of their units. It is for all Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Venturing volunteers including top and assistant leaders and committee members.
Wood Badge training is available only to registered members of the Boy Scouts of America. All participants must have completed at least Basic Training, which may be available online, for their primary Scouting position. Basic Training generally consists of:
- Youth Protection
- This is Scouting
- Position Specific Training
Some positions may also require Outdoor Leadership Skills training
Join the Scouters who have earned their beads and become a better prepared leader to serve the youth of our Scouting program.
Turn in the attached application to enroll.
Information about this WOOD BADGE course N2–388–14
August 22-24, 2014
September 12-14, 2014
Each session runs three full days, plus there will be one local patrol meeting between the two weekend dates.
Durland Scout Reservation, which is located in Putnam Valley NY
The fee includes meals, cracker barrels, program materials, and recognition items.
$250 Course Fee & Application Deadline:
Application and a $100 deposit are due by May 15, 2014, with the $150 balance of the $250 fee due by July 15, 2014.
This course will be limited to 48 participants with applicants accepted in the order their completed applications are received. A standby list will be formed once the course has been filled.
Medical Examination Requirement:
Each participant must submit an approved Annual Health & Medical Record form for a complete physical that was performed within one year before the final day of the course.
What is Wood Badge?
In 1911, Baden-Powell took the first steps in training Scouting’s adult leaders by organizing a series of lectures. The first Wood Badge training session was held in 1929. Since then, Wood Badge training has continued to evolve in order to meet Scouting’s needs. Wood Badge for the 21st Century focuses on preparing adults to deliver the mission of Scouting. As a result of attending Wood Badge training, you will:
- Acquire contemporary leadership concepts and discover how these apply to our values-based program!
- Understand Scouting as a family of interrelated, value-based programs providing age appropriate activities for youth!
- Revitalize your commitment to Scouting by sharing in an inspirational experience!
How is Wood Badge Presented?
Wood Badge consists of two phases. The first phase is the practical phase, which consists of two full weekends at camp, plus mid-week patrol meetings between the weekends. The second phase occurs after the weekends and consists of “working your ticket.”
What is a Ticket?
The Wood Badge “Ticket” represents your commitment to complete a set of goals related to your position in Scouting. The ticket gives you an opportunity to practice and demonstrate a working knowledge of the leadership skills presented during the course. You will complete your ticket no later than 18 months after the course.
Advanced Leadership Training for Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Venturing, District and Council Leaders with more than 1 but less than 100 years of experience
Wood Badge Participants learn to:
- View Scouting globally as a family of inter-related value-based programs that provide age appropriate activities for youth.
- Recognize the contemporary leadership concepts utilized in corporate America and leading government organizations that are relevant to our value-based movement.
- Apply the skills learned from participation as a member of a successful working team.
- Revitalize their commitment by sharing in an overall inspirational experience that helps provide Scouting with the leadership it needs to accomplish its mission on an ongoing basis.
- Keep Scouting Fun for our Youth!
“Helping Good Volunteers Become Great Leaders”