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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

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:

Hi everyone! The Spring Wood Badge Breakfast is fast 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??

The Breakfast is being sponsored by Troop 444

Heritage United Methodist Church
7077 S Simms
Littleton CO 80127

March 5, 8am

The registration is now on line: Register here.

Make sure and bring future Wood Badgers with you to get to know us and what they will learn at Wood Badge. Chris Hall has our Spring Course nearly ready to go in April. And Mark Stang is preparing for the Fall Course in August. Sign up a Recruit today!! As usual, we’ll be passing the hat for the Scholarship Fund, and for the Equipment Fund. Thanks to Critter generosity, we’ve been able to provide a number of Scholarships this past year, and have also been able to purchase new stoves and other equipment for Wood Badge!

We have also completed and just sent to the printers 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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