Wood Badge

Next Course: April 13-15 and May 4-6, 2018

Cost: $250 on or before March 17, 2018 | $270 after March 17, 2018

A $50.00 deposit is required upon registration.

Place: Bartlett Training Center, Mabee Scout Reservation

Course Director: Mike Holdgrafer | 918.630.9437 | meholdgrafer@cox.net 


Course enrollment is limited and first-come, first-served.

Click HERE for Participant Application and Information Form. 

Not sure your employer recognizes the value of a Wood Badge-trained employee in the workplace? Click HERE for the Council Executive Letter to Employers. Click HERE for Wood Badge scholarship form.


What is Wood Badge?

Wood Badge is an advanced training course for all adult Scouters, whether in Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts or Venturing, along with council and district leaders, and professionals. Lord Baden-Powell originally implemented Wood Badge as an advanced course for Scoutmasters.

Today’s Wood Badge has been continuously refined and honed to focus upon the development of your leadership skills. You will not only learn leadership skills, but you will work in an outdoor setting with others to practice leadership skills while working as a member of a successful working team, all while living the values of Scouting.

These skills are further reinforced and practiced as you work upon five personal goals or “tickets.” Then, it’s up to you to apply these same leadership skills in Scouting, and even your workplace and home life.


Is Wood Badge Right for You?

Would you like to attend a training that takes you far beyond your Basic Leader Training? Would you like to build your skills in communication, conflict management and teaching methods? How about a leadership course that rivals many corporate level trainings? If you answered “Yes” to any of these, then it’s time you participated in Wood Badge.


The Objectives of Wood Badge

Wood Badge has four specific objectives. As a participant, you will be able to:

  • View Scouting globally, as a family of interrelated, values-based programs that provide age-appropriate activities for youth.
  • Recognize the contemporary leadership concepts utilized in corporate America and leading government organizations that are relevant to our values-based movement.
  • Apply the skills you learn from your participation as a member of a successful working team in Scouting, your workplace and at home.
  • Revitalize your commitment by sharing in an overall inspirational experience that helps provide Scouting with the leadership it needs to accomplish its mission on an ongoing basis.

The Five Central Themes of Wood Badge

  1. Living the Values
    ·   Values
    ·   Mission
    ·   Vision
  2. Bringing the Vision to Life
    ·   Listening to Learn
    ·   Communication
    ·   Leveraging Diversity Through Inclusiveness
    ·   Generations In Scouting
    ·   Coaching and Mentoring
  3. Models for Success
    ·   Stages of Team Development
    ·   The Leading EDGE™/The Teaching EDGE™
  4. Tools of the Trade
    ·   Project planning
    ·   Leading Change
    ·   Decision Making and Problem Solving
    ·   Managing Conflict
    ·   Self-Assessment
  5. Leading to Make a Difference
    ·   Servant Leadership
    ·   Leaving a Legacy

Other Information

Why Take WoodBadge? Learn More HERE