Wood Badge

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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.

Wood Badge is a national adult training program for the Boy Scouts of America. It is an advanced, national leadership course open only to Scouting volunteers and professionals. Scouters from Cub Scouting, Scouts BSA, Venturing, Sea Scouts, and Explorers, and district and council Scouters all are welcome and belong here.   The course consists of classroom & hands-on instruction conducted in an indoor/outdoor environment. Modeled on the Scouts BSA troop & patrol methods. There is a focus on your ticket goals, which are designed to benefit yourself, others, and realizing your Scouting vision.  Ticket goals are completed within 18 months. Volunteers who complete Wood Badge training and their tickets, receive a certificate, neckerchief, a leather slide, and two small wooden beads on a leather thong.

Course Location: K-M Scout Ranch (Lewistown, Montana)
Dates: June 21st – 25th, 2021

Montana Council Wood Badge Brochure 2021