Wood Badge 2017

Online registration is available for this event.

Many Scouters consider Wood Badge to be a peak experience of their Scouting careers. It has served as a source of inspiration to thousands. In return, Wood Badge participants have positively affected the lives of millions of America's youth. Wood Badge will help you perform your Scouting functions more effectively and with less time and trouble, improving your unit for your child and all the other members.

In 1911 Baden-Powell took the first steps in training Scouting's adult leaders by organizing a series of lectures for Scouters. Today, Wood Badge is intended for all leaders in Scouting - Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, and Venturing leaders, as well as council and district leaders. The focus is on leadership, not out-of-door skills. The object is to demonstrate the aims and methods of scouting through the presentation of leadership skills, organizational tools, and a variety of activities based on the best of Scouting traditions and the latest in team-development theory. In addition, participants will enjoy the fellowship of sharing the experience with volunteer and professional Scouters while having a great deal of just plain fun.

The course will be conducted in two three-day sessions. The first three-day session will be held September 15 to September 17, 2015; the second session will be October 6 to October 8th. Both sessions will be held at Camp Hinds in Raymond. You must attend and participate for all six days, and after the course you will do some projects to help your scouting position. You design the projects, and completing them is well within your abilities and time situation.

Register online by August 15th at: https://scoutingevent.com/218-2017woodbadge

Course DirectorCouncil Training Chair
Irene LeClaireJim Thomas