Space is still available for Fall Wood Badge! Only 24 spots remain.
Purpose of Wood Badge
The purpose of Wood Badge is to develop skilled leaders who can strengthen Scouting units in achieving the mission of the Boy Scouts of America.
When we accomplish the mission of Scouting, we do it in the units. Therefore, the short form of the purpose is, the purpose of Wood Badge is to strengthen units.
Although the course is different today, what Baden-Powell said in 1919 still applies:
One of the purposes of Wood Badge training is to get Scouters to think about the practice of Scouting, to meet together, to exchange experiences, and to live together in the spirit of the Scout Oath.
CUB SCOUT LEADERS! How would you like to attend a training that takes you far beyond your Basic Leader Training? Would you like to build your skills in communication, conflict management and teaching methods? How about a leadership course that rivals many corporate level trainings?
Wood Badge is here for you. This is not a Troop leader training but is designed for Cub, Scout, and Venturing leaders. This course will help you better understand how all the Scouting programs tie together. It will provide you with many useful leadership tools to help enable our youth to have the best possible Scouting experience. There is no better time to attend a Wood Badge course and make a difference in your unit than when you are a Cub Scout Leader.
Sign up now for Winter-Spring 2021 Wood Badge, an advanced leadership development course, held at beautiful Rum River Scout Camp in Anoka, Minnesota. This course will include 5 full days of exciting training, Friday through Sunday (April 30-May 2), and Saturday through Sunday (May 22-23). Both weekends must be attended in full to complete the course.
Why do you want to go?
You want to participate in a Wood Badge course because of things you will learn and do. Here are some of the benefits:
- Stronger units. You will make your Scouting unit — and your sons’ and daughters’ units — stronger.
- What and why of Scouting. You will have a deeper understanding of what Scouting is and why we do it.
- Experience. You will learn and experience things that will stay with you in Scouting and the rest of your life.
- Fun. You will have fun and you will meet interesting people.
- Other groups. You will make your other groups, like work, church, even family, stronger.
Have you heard of “The Ticket” and wondered what it is? The ticket is a group of five goals you set for yourself to do after course, to improve your unit. You learn more about this on the course.Register Online
Sign up now for the 2021 Fall Wood Badge Course being held at Stearns Scout Camp on September 10-12 and October 2-3, 2021. You must attend both weekends. The Course Orientation will be on August 18, 2021. Please plan to attend.
Cost is $250 with a $100 deposit required. The balance is due by July 1, 2021. This fee covers all meals, equipment and course materials. Financial Aid requests can be made.