You’re invited to attend Wood Badge!
You will learn how to be a better leader, manage conflict, and develop your adult and youth leaders so they can effectively plan projects and achieve objectives. The first section is practical training which takes place in a camp setting; during this portion of the course you will learn and practice a variety of leadership skills. During the second section, you will apply your newly acquired skills to complete five goals of your choosing.
Adult Leaders! Is it time for you to take the next step in training? Have you satisfied all of the training for your current position? Are you looking toward your next position of leadership? Now’s the time to step up and complete your training by taking Wood Badge!
Fall 2016 Course
When: Sept. 16-18, Flaming Arrow Scout Reservation and Oct. 8-10, Sand Hill Scout Reservation
Download Course Flyer & Form (PDF, v3)
Spring 2017 Course
When: Feb. 17-19 and Mar. 17-19
Download Course Flyer & Form (PDF, v1)
- What’s life like during, and after, Wood Badge? – Bryan on Scouting
- History of Wood Badge in Gulf Ridge Council
If you cannot pay the entire fee, there are multiple options available to you. Ask your unit or chartering organization for assistance. Some labor unions and employers will pay a portion since you are gaining valuable workplace skills. Also, the council has a Wood Badge Scholarship Fund. Amount granted, if any, depends on availability of funds, overall demand, and information provided. To apply for a scholarship, you must turn in your course application form, your $50 deposit, and a completed Application for Wood Badge Training Scholarship (v1). Deadline to turn in a scholarship application is 60 days before the course starts.
To contribute to the scholarship fund, please contact the Staff Advisor listed above.