Wood Badge 2017

Wood Badge, the “ultimate” adult leader training program, involves leaders in 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 will be hosting a Wood Badge Course during the Spring of 2017. The course will be held at the Outdoor Education Center near Walton, NE over two sessions:  (participants must attend both sessions)

March 30-April 1 (Thursday-Saturday Afternoon)

April 21-23 (Friday-Sunday Afternoon)

But Wood Badge is more than just mechanical course work. 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 deep dedication and spirit of brotherhood and 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.

Registration and Fees

Total cost of the course is $225. A $60 deposit is required at registration.

There is a SPECIAL Early Bird price of $199  if you sign up and pay in full by January 15th, 2017. All course fees must be paid in full by February 15th, 2017.

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, Lee Peterson for scholarship availability.