Wood Badge | Crossroads of America Council, BSA

WOOD BADGE COURSE DATES

April 8-10 & April  23-24, 2022
Course Director:  Scott Greene
July 18-22, 2022 (week-long course)
Course Director:  Tim Pittman
September 9-11 & September 24-25, 2022
Course Director:  Shawn Justice

Reflecting the best of nearly a century of Scouting experience, 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.

WOOD BADGE COURSE DATES

April 8-10 & April  23-24, 2022
Course Director:  Scott Greene
July 18-22, 2022 (week-long course)
Course Director:  Tim Pittman
September 9-11 & September 24-25, 2022
Course Director:  Shawn Justice

Why would you want to go?

  • 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.

Wood Badge consists of two parts:

  • The first five full days is the initial group training, usually held over two weekends – the first weekend Friday through Sunday, and the second Saturday and Sunday.
  • The second part requires participants to apply the skills they learned by completing a 5-part plan (called a “ticket”) over the following 18 months, leading towards the individual participant’s vision of a better Scouting future.

Requirements for attending Wood Badge:

  1. Be a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America and age 18 or older
  2. Have completed the basic position-specific training courses for your Scouting role.
  3. Be capable of functioning safely in an outdoor environment. All participants are required to complete the Annual Health and Medical Record. Parts A, B, and C are required which includes a physical. Part C is required for everyone, including people who are not present for more than 72 hours.

Wood Badge Scholarships 

Scholarships are available to applicants to help lessen the financial burden of the course. Assistance is also available through several sources such as your unit, chartered partner or employer. Typical scholarships are one half of the application fee and submission deadlines vary. 

To apply for CAC Wood Badge Association Scholarships, please contact your Course Director for the course you are interested in attending. Contact information is below. 

VFW Scholarship

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