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Wood Badge


What is Wood Badge?
Wood Badge is advanced training for adult leaders in Scouting designed to enhance contemporary leadership skill and develop more effective Scouters. The Wood Badge program gives participants a greater understanding of Scouting aims and methods, while developing true Scout Spirit. It is anticipated that all people who complete Wood Badge training will continue to work actively in the Scouting program to further the aims and methods of Scouting.
Wood Badge Requirements:
  • Be a registered adult leader
  • Complete Basic Leader Training (Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Venturer)
Spring Course 2014 Fall Course 2014
Beaumont Scout Reservation,
High Ridge, MO
Beaumont Scout Reservation,
High Ridge, MO

May 16-18 and May 30-June 1, 2014 August 22-24 and September 12-14, 2014
Pre-Course Date: April 5, 2014
Pre-Course Date: July 19, 2014
Joe Burleski (New Horizons District) and Joe Flees (Boone Trails District) are serving as course director and assistant course director for the spring course.  Mark Lester (Shawnee District) and Larry Sanders (Egyptian District) are serving as course director and assistant course director for the fall course.

In order to gain credit for either course, you must be able to attend both weekends. The course begins at 7 a.m. each Friday and concludes by 5 p.m. each Sunday.  Participants must attend the duration of the weekends and cannot be excused for other commitments.

The pre-course date is an orientation meeting to meet your training staff and take care of administrative tasks prior to the weekend sessions.

The course fee is $275.  The early-bird fee is $250 if payment is made in full 30 days before the respective course's Pre-Course Meeting.  A $25 non-refundable deposit may be submitted with your application to hold a spot in a course until full payment can be made.

For more information, contact the Program Department at 314-361-0600.