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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.

Wood Badge Service Day

Saturday, June 25th

All you Wood Badge Critters, we have a Day of Service coming up on June 25th, 8am at Peaceful Valley. We’ve been working on painting some of the buildings and doing some general clean up in the area.  We’ve used the site in the past for Wood Badge Courses, and hope to continue to develop the area for other Courses and for other events to be held at the Old Shooting Range.

Please join us at 8am, Saturday, June 25th at Peaceful Valley, the Old Shooting Range. We’ll provide some quick breakfast items and lunch as well for those in attendance. Please RSVP here. You are welcome to bring family members, including your scout age children to help.

Please wear old clothes for painting and work. You might also want to bring work gloves and of course a hat and plenty of water. As we are in a field, you may want to consider long pants and long sleeved shirts. If you have paint rollers, with the heavy nap, they would be great to bring as well.  And to speed things along, anyone that has some ladders, bring them, we do have one tall building to paint.

We look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible.

Royd Despain
Wood Badge Coordinator
303.514.9167

2016 Wood Badge Courses:

Explore the 2016 courses - English, Spanish

  • 2016 Fall Course - August 25-27, September 8-10 - This Course Will be Held at Camp Tahosa

Registration for this 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.

2017 Wood Badge Courses:

  • 2017 Spring Course - Mar 2-4 and Mar 16-18 (Thurs/Fri/Sat) - This Course Will be Held at Peaceful Valley- Course Director is Leif Olsen
  • 2017 Fall Course - Aug 25-27 and Sept 8-10 (Fri/Sat/Sun) - This Course Will be Held at Camp Tahosa - Course Director is Mike Gill

Fall Wood Badge Breakfast

It will be on October 8th, 2016 at 7:30

Hi everyone! The Fall Wood Badge Breakfast is approaching! We look forward to seeing as many critters there as possible – dare I issue a Critter Challenge?? Who can have the most Critters in Attendance? And what Critter sings the best??

Colorado Community Church
* The Upper Room *
(second floor of the building next to Goodwill)
15445 E Iliff Ave
Aurora, CO 80013

We have also completed the latest version of the Wood Badge Book. We will have it back and available for sale at the Breakfast. It will be on sale for $30 each, with all proceeds going to the Wood Badge Scholarship and Equipment Fund. If you want to reserve your copy, email Royd Despain.      

See You There!!
Royd Despain

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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