Wood Badge

Wood Badge is a training course for Scouters which finally results in their receiving a certificate, a small neckerchief, a leather slide, and two small wooden beads on a leather thong. Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting, directed the first course in 1919 and gave each of the participants one of the beads which he had captured from the African chieftain Dinizulu. Thus did the course name develop, for its symbol was literally a badge of wood.


Wood Badge is, further, Scouting’s premier training course. Baden-Powell designed it so that Scouters could learn, in as practical a way possible, the skills and methods of Scouting. It is first and foremost, learning by doing. The members of the course are formed into patrols and these into a troop.  The entire troop lives in the out-of-doors for a week, camping, cooking their own meals, and practicing Scout skills.

2017 Wood Badge

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$50 discount off t50-promohe full price of the

Wood Badge 2017 course if registered

and paid in full before January 31, 2017.



What: The Wood Badge course, Scouting’s premier leadership experience, brings together leaders from all areas of Scouting-Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Varsity Scouting, Sea Scouts, Venturing-and all levels of Boy Scouts of America professional staff. Reflecting the best of over a century of Scouting experience, the course also draws upon the most current leadership models used by corporate America, academic circles, and successful outdoor leadership organizations throughout the country.

Who:  ALL adult leaders: Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity, and Venturing Leaders, District and Council volunteers, professional Scouters, and council staff.

When: Two 3-day weekends:

Friday, August 18, 2017  7:30 AM to Sunday August 20, 2017  5:30 PM;

AND  Saturday, September 9, 2017  8:00 AM to Monday, September 11, 2017  4:30 PM.

NOTE: * You must attend both weekends and complete your post-course project (“Ticket”) to get your “Beads”.

Where: Musser Scout Reservation, Pennsburg, PA


Cost:  $300.

***$250; if paid in full before January 31, 2017.  You save $50

***$270, if paid in full before April 30, 2017You save $30.


Payment options are available, but registration is not complete until paid in full.  A $50 is nonrefundable, unless the course needs to be cancelled.  No refunds for no-shows or those that do not complete the course.

Register:  Register and pay online, click here

 For questions contact:

Jeff Baer, Course Director, at jbaer84@hotmail.com or 215-896-9333

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