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Wood Badge

Wood Badge is Scouting’s premier training course. It’s the ultimate leadership training experience designed to meet the leadership needs for all Cub Scout, Scouts BSA, and Venturing leaders, as well as Council and district leaders and Scouting professionals.

Lord Baden-Powell originally designed it so that Scouters could learn, in as practical a way possible, the skills and methods of Scouting. It is first and foremost, learning by doing.

Wood Badge has evolved into the core leadership skills training course for the BSA. The Wood Badge course focuses on strengthening every volunteer’s ability to work with and lead groups of youth and adults and is less focused on outdoor skills, which are more effectively addressed in other courses. This course is offered in two parts. You must attend both weekends.

Wood Badge Courses

Registration for these courses is currently open. We are asking for all payments to be made online and to be paid in full before the course date. There are no provisions for paying for your registration at camp.

2024 Wood Badge Courses

·      2024 Spring Course – April 5-7, 2024 (Fri/Sat/Sun) and April 20-21, 2024 (Sat/Sun). Join us for two wonderful weekends enjoying McNeil Scout Ranch at Peaceful Valley. The Spring Wood Badge Course is scheduled for two weeks, April 5-7, 2024, and April 20-21, 2024. Burke Benton will be the Course Director and Jon Strauss will be the Senior Patrol Leader. The cost of Wood Badge is $350 and must be paid online and in full by February 28, 2024. No provisions are available to pay at camp.

  • 2024 Fall Courses – August 23-25, 2024 (Fri/Sat/Sun) and Sept 7-8, 2024 (Sat/Sun).  The course will be held at McNeil Scout Ranch at Peaceful Valley.  The course begins at 7 am each weekend and concludes on Sunday when everything is packed up – usually around 6 pm the first weekend and a bit later on closing weekend.  Felicia Fernandez will be the Course Director and Josh Guttormsen will be the Senior Patrol Leader.
  • Scholarship Request Form


Wood Badge Up and Coming Events

  • Fall Wood Badge Breakfast – Wood Badgers – it is time to share some Critter Spirit over breakfast. The Fall Wood Badge Breakfast is on Saturday, October 21, 2023, from 7:30 – 10:30 am. The cost is $10, payable at the door. Breakfast will be co-hosted by Crews 308 and 563 and will be held at Faith Presbyterian Church, 11373 E. Alameda Avenue, Aurora, CO 80012.


Who Should I Contact?

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