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What Is Wood Badge?

Wood Badge is Scouting's premier training course. It's the ultimate leadership training experience designed to meet the leadership needs for all Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, and Venturing leaders as well as council and district leaders and Scouting professionals.

Lord Baden-Powell originally designed it so that Scouters could learn, in as practical a way possible, the skills and methods of Scouting. It is first and foremost, learning by doing.

Why Should You Attend Wood Badge?

It will give you tools in area’s of leadership, better communication, team building, teacher, project management and problem solving. Read what others say!!

If you are interested in attending Wood Badge as a participant, you might want to look at the Information for Participants page for more information. If you are ready to help in staffing a course, take a look at the Staffing Wood Badge page.

2016 Wood Badge Courses: 

Explore the 2016 courses - English, Spanish

  • 2016 Spring Course - April 15-17, 2016 and April 29, 30, May 1, 2016 - This Course Will Be Held at Peaceful Valley
  • 2016 Fall Course - August 25-27, September 8-10 - This Course Will be Held at Tahosa

Registration for both courses is currently open. We are asking for all payments to be made online and to be paid in full before the course date. There are no provisions for paying for your registration at camp.

Wood Badge Breakfast

Fellow Wood Badgers:

Great Breakfast!! Thanks to the 137 participants who showed up for fellowship. Congratulations to the 4 Wood Badgers who received their beads; and thanks for the over $1,100 that was collected from donations at the breakfast, the food money donated by the WE5 61 2-15 course, and from Jim Newell who donated the profits from the collectible Denver Area Council Wood Badge Belt Buckle!!!

Mike McAteer has stepped down after many years as the breakfast coordinator. Jim Newell has agreed to be the new Wood Badge Breakfast Coordinator.

Wood Badge Service Opportunities:

Please visit this page for service opportunities for Wood Badgers.

Who should I contact?

  • Royd Despain- Denver Area Council Wood Badge Coordinator
  • Chris Hall - 2016 spring course: 4/15-17/16/16 and 4/29, 30, 5/1
  • Mark Stang - 2016 fall course: 8/25-27 and 9/8-10/2016

See the Denver Area Council's Wood Badge overview video. wood badge video

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