What is Wood Badge?
Reflecting the best of nearly a century of Scouting experiences, 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 as a way to insure 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 also draws from a wide range of courses within and beyond the bounds of Scouting to present the latest in leadership theory and team development.
What are the dates?
Part I: Practical Experience
Weekend 1: Friday, August 27, at 7:00 a.m. to Sunday, August 29, at 5:30 p.m. Held at Camp Tuckahoe.
Weekend 2: Saturday, Sept. 11, at 7:00 a.m. to Sunday, Sept. 12, ending approximately at 4:00 p.m. Held at Camp Tuckahoe.
Attendance at BOTH weekends is required.
After the Practical Phase, you will fulfill a contract with yourself through your “Ticket” – five Scouting Scouting goals that you’ll establish and complete over the next 18 months. And then, upon completion, you will be awarded your Wood Badge beads and become a permanent member of Wood Badge Troop 1.