Wood Badge

Wood Badge

Occoneechee Scout Reservation
Carthage, NC

Hosted by
Occoneechee Council, BSA

Wood Badge is the premier advanced hands-on leadership skills experience offered to adult volunteers of the Boy Scouts of America. Started by Sir Robert S. Baden Powell, Wood Badge’s primary purpose is to strengthen Scouting in our units, districts, and local council.

Encompassing two weekends, the course allows Scouters of all backgrounds to come together at camp to extend their understanding of the youth they lead, the adults they work with, and to go to new levels of personal growth and learning. Many describe this course as their mountaintop experience in Scouting…the most fun they’ve ever had as an adult Scouter.

Wood Badge is open to all registered adult Scouters who have completed the basic training requirements for their primary Scouting position.

There is no minimum years of experience you must complete in order to attend Wood Badge. In fact, the earlier in your Scouting career that you attend Wood Badge, the sooner you can put those leadership skills to work in delivering the best Scouting program to the youth you serve.

The course size is limited to only 48 participants and spaces fill up quickly.

Time Commitment
Five days in two segments. Weekend one is from Friday (7:00 AM) through late Sunday afternoon. Weekend two is from Saturday (7:00 AM) through late Sunday afternoon. Full attendance at all aspects of the course is mandatory. This is a national requirement that cannot be waived.

What are the learning objectives of Wood Badge?
As a result of attending you will be able to:

  • View Scouting globally, as a family of interrelated value-based programs that provide age-appropriate activities for youth
  • Recognize today’s leadership concepts utilized in corporate America that are relevant to our values-based movement
  • Apply the skills you learn as a member of a successful working team
  • Revitalize your commitment by sharing in an inspirational experience!

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