Trained volunteer leadership is one of the keys to a successful Scouting experience. As the core leadership skills training course for the Boy Scouts of America, Wood Badge focuses on strengthening each volunteer’s ability to work with and lead groups of youth and adults.
Since its introduction in 1919, Wood Badge has been an essential component in the success of the Scouts. Volunteers who complete Wood Badge training receive a certificate, neckerchief, a leather slide, and two small wooden beads on a leather thong.
Participants must attend both sessions and have the option to choose which location is most convenient for them.
East Course Location: K-M Scout Ranch (Lewistown, Montana)
Dates: Sept 12th – 14th, Sept 26th – 28th
West Course Location: Grizzly Base (Big Fork, Montana)
Dates: May 17th – 19th, June 7th – 9th
Why participate in Wood Badge?
Wood Badge is important training designed to challenge us, test our limits, offer insight into the emotional roller coaster of our Scouts as they advance through the program, give meaning to time spent in Scouting and make the job as a leader easier.
Fabienne Wavrant-De Vrieze recently completed Wood Badge and was awarded her beads, woggle and neckerchief in a ceremony at the Montana Council Camporee in Townsend. Read what she has to say about the influence Wood Badge training can have on one’s life in Scouting and beyond.