Wood Badge is advanced training for adult leaders in Scouting designed to enhance contemporary leadership skills and develop more effective Scouters. The Wood Badge program gives participants a greater understanding of Scouting aims and methods, while developing true Scout Spirit. It is anticipated that all people who complete Wood Badge training will continue to work actively in the Scouting program to further the aims and methods of Scouting.
Wood Badge Requirements
- Be a registered adult leader
- Complete Basic Leader Training (Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Venturer)
Wood Badge training takes place over two weekends. In order to gain credit for the course, you must be able to attend both weekends. The course begins at 7 a.m. each Friday and concludes by 5 p.m. each Sunday. Prior to the training weekends, participants are expected to attend the pre-course orientation meeting to meet training staff and take care of administrative tasks prior to the weekend sessions.
Wood Badge Fall Courses
August 25-27, 2017 & September 8-10, 2017
Pine Ridge Scout Reservation, Makanda, IL
September 8-10, 2017 & October 7-9, 2017
Camp Vandeventer, Waterloo, IL
The VFW national headquarters offers Wood Badge scholarships to assist selected chapter members in acquiring skills that will better equip them to serve the youth of their communities. Members at large and retirees can qualify by being sponsored by the nearest VFW post in their area.
Becky Fisk Scholarship