What is Wood Badge?

https://fbcb221a-a-62cb3a1a-s-sites.googlegroups.com/site/cvcwoodbadge2014/home/Logo_Transparent.png?attachauth=ANoY7cr1GzWlVSJlctV8lH6pBb16VXXUV3X5Zoiq1AX16TSDBWVhu2YKoYQPnKQY_qc7iZIPkiA_PkoDIczanCK5FgtkgSKfQY6mQon1t4_x-dxuNathwccHDwKL1GmWpYBDA5GRMkaK7CHAjirIBR27uQAeUO1cjCyg31iGjDORkH8742lEDgiKfZfhj0i6va-c9RebWQZTw8qA6uBSxZRJQ_ArYBFp6QdASRd2xPKUjpJUiEMqw3o%3D&attredirects=0In1911, Baden-Powell took the first steps in training Scouting's adult leaders by organizing a series of lectures for Scouters. He made great strides in the years that followed, culminating in 1919 with the establishment of Wood Badge training. Wood Badge recipients now number more than 100,000 and can be found in all corners of the world.

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

The Wood Badge course is designed to represent a month in the life of a Scout unit, with participants entering as Cub Scouts, then bridging into Boy Scouting to form patrols for the remainder of the program.  Participants take part in numerous presentations, discussions, and activities that explore and advance a wide range of leadership philosophies and tools. In addition to all the opportunities for learning at a Wood Badge course, participants will find a tremendous amount of fellowship, a keen sense of accomplishment, and plenty of fun. 


“No one can pass through life, any more than he can pass through a bit of country, without leaving tracks behind, and those tracks may often be helpful to those coming after him in finding their way.”

           Lord Baden-Powell