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2013 Wood Badge Course Registration Form

Each course will begin on Friday morning and conclude
approximately 5 pm on Sunday

Location: Scoutland

Northeast Georgia Council Wood Badge Courses

S9-101-28 - Course Director - Ryan Howells - October 19 - 21 and November 16 - 18, 2012
S9-101-27 - Course Director - Ty Bishop - April 27 - 29, and May 18 - 20, 2012
S9-101-25 - Course Director - Al Rother - April - May 2011
S9-101-26 - Course Director - Anna Hall - April - May 2011
SR-1049 - Course Director - Chuck Treadway - April - May 2010
SR-1048 - Course Director - Ross Statham - April - May 2010
SR-981 - Course Director - Vicki Bishop - April - May 2009
SR-909 - Course Director - Ed Foster - April - May 2008

The Wood Badge Course

Wood Badge began in 1919, when Baden-Powell took Scout leaders to Gilwell Park for advanced leader training. Wood Badge came to America in 1948, and has evolved since then to become the BSA’s premier leadership training event for adult Scouters.


Wood Badge teaches contemporary leadership skills in an outdoor setting. Its five central themes are:

  • Models for Success
  • Bringing the Vision to Life
  • Leading to Make a Difference
  • Tools of the Trade
  • Living the Values
Wood Badge participants can expect to:
  • Learn leadership skills
  • Have fun with council volunteer and professional Scouters

Course Information

Wood Badge is appropriate training for all currently registered BSA adult Scouters, regardless of program level (Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Varsity Scouting, Venturing, district, and council Scouters) who have completed their training (Fast Start, This is Scouting, and Leader Specific Training). Wood Badge participants are expected to set a proper Scouting example by wearing their complete BSA field uniform while at Wood Badge. A trading post will be available during the course that will stock drink and snacks, along with Wood Badge memorabilia. Wood Badge consists of 2 full 3-day weekends, at Scoutland.

Who May Attend Wood Badge?

To attend Wood Badge, Scouters must be registered members of the Boy Scouts of America.
Have not previously attended a Wood Badge course.
Have completed the basic training courses for their Scouting position. [1]
Have completed the outdoor skills training program appropriate to their Scouting positions. [2]
Be capable of functioning safely in an outdoor environment. Successful completion of the BSA medical form is required for all participants.

[1] Scouting’s Basic Leader Training Courses
This is Scouting
Leader Specific Training for:
Den leaders
Webelos leaders
Tiger Cub leaders
Pack committee members
Troop committee members
Scoutmasters and assistant scoutmasters
Varsity Scout Coaches and assistant Coaches
Venturing leaders
[2] Scouting’s Outdoor Skills Training
Introduction to Outdoor Leader skills (required for Scoutmasters, assistant Scoutmasters, and all Varsity Coaches and assistants)
(All participants are encouraged to complete the Introduction to Outdoor Leader skills training before attending a Wood Badge course, but it is not required.)

What will be required of me as a participant?

Complete, proper BSA field uniform for your position
Full participation at both 3-day weekend sessions and attendance at 2 offsite patrol meetings between weekends
A completed BSA medical form (NEW)
A great Scouting attitude!


  • $50 Deposit (applicable to course fee) nonrefundable unless course is cancelled due to low registration.
  • $240 registration fee
  • Early bird course Fee: $210: covers program & training materials, all food for the first weekend (second weekend food will be provided by participants),
    1 participant t-shirt and cap, and (upon completion of training program) Wood Badge presentation kit.
  • $14: Additional participant t-shirts are available only through preorder. T-shirts are available in men’s sizes, medium through XXXL.
  • $12: Wood Badge mug with council name, year, Wood Badge logo, your name and course number.

    Other Money Spending Opportunities:
    $14: Additional participant t-shirts are available only through preorder. T-shirts are available in men’s sizes, medium through XXXL.
    Wood Badge coffee (or other beverage) mugs are available for preorder. These are durable mugs that participants find very useful during the course and cherish for years to come. Pre-order yours upon registration, since we don’t order extras! Mugs are only $12 and will be etched with your name, the council name, year, and Wood Badge logo and course number.






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