2008 - NE-IV-200
2008 and April 25-27, 2008
Powell originally presented Wood Badge in 1919 as a means of
strengthening the Scouting movement throughout the world. Today, in
this country, Wood Badge combines a situational leadership program
with the opportunity to sharpen personal outdoor and camping skills.
Participants learn by doing and by sharing experiences with new and
old friends. Participants will enhance their understanding of the
real meaning of Scouting and the effectiveness of its methods.
training often makes a big difference in the home unit. It is the
difference between just offering a form of recreation and providing
a program through which Scouters will have a positive and profound
effect on the lives of our youth. The leadership methods
developed in Wood Badge are applicable not only in Scouting but in
all other roles in life.
of a parchment certificate, a distinctive Wood Badge neckerchief and
woggle, and the “Wood Badge” – two wooden beads on a leather thong,
marks successful completion. Scouters may also be able to earn
college credit for Wood Badge completion.
How A Scouter Qualifies
two parts in the Wood Badge program: The Practical and the
Application. Both must be completed before final recognition is
Practical phase is either a six-day or two-weekend experience.
Through living in a Scouting atmosphere, participants develop
their Scouting spirit and a real zeal for, and understanding of,
the Scouting program. This both motivates and enables them to do
the best possible job in their home Scouting role. This phase
includes classroom learning with patrol and inter-patrol
There is no minimum time requirement from the
completion of the practical course to complete this phase, but
there is a maximum time of 18 months from the last day of the
practical course. During this period the Scouter applies what
he/she has learned. Throughout this period of application, each
person works with a ticket counselor who acts as a resource,
evaluator, and most of all as a Scouting friend. When the
participant and counselor agree that the former has completed
their ticket, understands the leadership methods, and can apply
them to the betterment of the Scouting program, the counselor
recommends that the Wood Badge recognition be awarded.
Attends Wood Badge
ANY adult 18 years of age or older who is currently
registered in the Boy Scouts of America may attend Wood Badge.
Scouters attend Wood Badge upon the recommendation of
the Training Committee Commissioner Staff, and Scout Executive.
Each Scouter invited to participate in Wood Badge
must be registered in an adult position and must have completed the
specific leader training for their position. The training would be
one of the following; Cub Scout Leader Specific Training,
Scoutmaster / Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training,
Outdoor Skills Workshop or Scoutmastership Fundamentals, Troop
Committee Challenge Training, Venture Leader Specific Training or
Commissioner Basic Training.
You should also have a “basic knowledge of the
Scouting program.” ALL courses are open to qualified male and
female Scouters in Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Venture programs.
Total cost per participant is $220, with a $50.00
minimum deposit required to secure your reservation. Payment
in full is required by March 10, 2008.