Wood Badge

May 17 -19 & June 1-2, 2024
(Must attend both sessions)
Registration $350
$50 deposit at registration balance due April 17th, 2024

Wood Badge is an advanced, national leadership course open only to Scouting volunteers and professionals. Scouters from Cub Scouting, Scouts BSA, Venturing, Sea Scouts, and Explorers, and district and council Scouters all are welcome and belong here.

What do we do on course?
We do many things on course, like:

      • Listening
      • Managing conflict
      • Leading change
      • Stages of team development
      • Coaching & Mentoring
      • Leadership for different stages
      • Servant leadership
      • Project planning
      • And more!

These come to you in presentations, games, discussions, activities, and other methods.

Why do you want to go?
You want to participate in a Wood Badge course because of things you will learn and do. Here are some of the benefits:

  • Stronger units. You will make your Scouting unit — and your sons’ and daughters’ units — stronger.
  • What and why of Scouting. You will have a deeper understanding of what Scouting is and why we do it.
  • Experience. You will learn and experience things that will stay with you in Scouting and the rest of your life.
  • Fun. You will have fun and you will meet interesting people.
  • Other groups. You will make your other groups, like work, church, even family, stronger.

Have you heard of “The Ticket” and wondered what it is? The ticket is a group of five goals you set for yourself to do after course, to improve your unit. You learn more about this on the course.

Purpose of Wood Badge
The purpose of Wood Badge is to develop skilled leaders who can strengthen Scouting units in achieving the mission of the Boy Scouts of America.

CUB SCOUT LEADERS! How would you like to attend a training that takes you far beyond your Basic Leader Training? Would you like to build your skills in communication, conflict management and teaching methods? How about a leadership course that rivals many corporate level trainings?

Wood Badge Alumni Association

Because Every Scout Deserves a Trained Leader
“Back to Gilwell, happy land, I’m going to work my ticket if I can!”

You’ll find a gentle fire burning whenever you return to Gilwell Field. Remember the feelings you have had and the benefits you’ve received from Wood Badge Training.

Give the gift of Wood Badge

The Wood Badge Alumni Association Dinner
Participation in the Alumni Association dinner is open to all Scouters, past or present, that have participated in Wood Badge training and are working on their ticket or have been beaded regardless of what council or year you earned your woggle. Proceeds from the Wood Badge Alumni Association Dinner will be used to help provide scholarships to future participants, making Wood Badge training available for more Scouters. Whatever family of Scouting you work in, Wood Badge Training makes a difference. The Wood Badge Alumni Association sponsors the Annual Course Directors Dinner, extending their encouragement support and appreciation to upcoming Course Directors and their staff.

Mission of the Wood Badge Alumni Association
The Mission of the Wood Badge Alumni Association is, to provide the Boy Scouts of America, and the California Inland Empire Council, with a highly trained and experienced resource, focused on adult leader training.

Your donation assists in extending these same benefits and feelings to other Scout leaders who haven’t yet worked their ticket. Be a part of continuing that “Wood Badge Spirit” and help others to have the opportunity to attend future courses.