Wood Badge 2017

Wood Badge, the “ultimate” adult leader training program, involves leaders in a situation likely to be found in a typical Scout unit. The training is applied in a variety of activities as well as in-depth exploration of the role of the adult in developing youth through the Scout Program. Cornhusker Council is planning to host the next Wood Badge Course during the Spring of 2019. The course will be held at the Outdoor Education Center near Walton, NE over two sessions (participants must attend both sessions).

The Wood Badge is more than just mechanical coursework. Wood Badge is the embodiment of the Scouting spirit. Like many intense training experiences, it has always relied on a busy schedule forcing the participants to work together, to organize and to develop an enthusiasm and team spirit to accomplish the tasks and challenges placed before them.

Carried out in context of Scouting ideals and service to young people, the course brings out a sincere dedication and spirit of fellowship in most participants. Wood Badge is designed to give Scouters the tools they need to provide the highest quality Scouting experience for the youth in their units. It is based on contemporary leadership and team building concepts, and is designed for Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, and Venturing leaders, as well as District and Council leaders.

Wood Badge Reunion

To coincide with the 70th Anniversary of Wood Badge, there will be a reunion March 9 - 10 for all Wood Badge participants. This evening will be an informal gathering with games, dinner and option to stay overnight. You can register for the reunion through our calendar.

Wood Badge Alumni Dinner

On October 19th, 2018, the Cornhusker Council is holding the Wood Badge Alumni Banquet to honor all those Scouters who have completed Wood Badge Training and to raise some funds for Wood Badge participants of the future. 

View the event on our calendar for more details and save the date for the banquet. We hope to see many of our alumni!

Registration and Fees

The registration for the 2019 training is not currently open. For more information contact the Course Director, Lee Peterson.

We encourage units to assist Scouters with the cost of the course. However, if unit assistance is not sufficient, the prospective participant should contact the Course Director for scholarship availability.