Weekend #1 - September 23-25, 2017
Weekend #2 - October 7-9, 2017
Washington Crossing Council volunteers can save $50 off your registration fee use coupon code - GILWELL
What is Wood Badge?
In 1911, 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.
Many Scouters consider Wood Badge to be a peak experience of their Scouting careers. It has served as a source of training and inspiration to thousands.
There are two parts to Wood Badge. The practical part and the application period. Both must be completed to receive the Wood Badge - two wooden beads to be work around the next on a leather thong. Throughout the period of application, each participant is assigned a counselor who serves as a resource, an evaluator, and a Scouting friend. When the counselor and participant determine that the new skills are understood and can be applied to their Scouting position, a recommendation is made for the Wood Badge to be awarded.
Who may attend Wood Badge?
Wood Badge is for all registered adult members of the Boy Scouts of America.
- Be a registered member of the BSA.
- Have not previously attended a Wood Badge for the 21st Century course.
- Have completed basic training for their position in Scouting.
- Have completed the outdoor skills training program appropriate for their Scouting position.
- Be capable of functioning safely in an outdoor environment.
- Completion of Parts A, B, and C for the BSA health form is required.
Participants are required to attend both weekends. Full payment is due by August 18, 2017
- September 23-25, 2017
- October 7-9, 2017
Coupon code is only valid for registered Washington Crossing Council volunteers. All others are subject to the full fee.
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