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.Wood Badge Registration
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.
A virtual participant Orientation providing valuable pre-course information will be held on
Wednesday evening March 24, 2021.
The fee is $250.00 with a $100.00 non-refundable deposit required at the time of registration. This fee covers all meals, accommodations, equipment and course materials. All remaining balances must be paid in full by Thursday, April 1, 2021,to remain on the participant list. Financial Aid Scholarship requests can be made by contacting the Course Director.Wood Badge Registration
When and Where:
Winter-Spring 2021 Wood Badge Weekend 1
Rum River Scout Camp
Friday 04-30-2021, 7:30 AM to
Sunday 05-02-2021, 5:00 PM
Winter-Spring 2021 Wood Badge Weekend 2
Rum River Scout Camp
Saturday 05-22-2021, 7:30 AM to
Sunday 05-23-2021, 5:00 PM