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Denver Area Council Wood BadgeWhat 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:

  • 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:

The breakfast is coming up sooner than you think: October 10th, 2015 - Add to Calendar add to calendar

Come and join your fellow wood badgers and make new critter friends. Make sure you bring a friend to join in the fun and celebration!

The breakfast will be held at the St. Francis of Assisi Fellowship Hall, 2746  5th Street, Castle Rock, CO 80104, starting at 7:30am, the cost is only $10 per Scouter.

The Wood Badge breakfast is open to anyone who would like to know more about Wood Badge. Someone's getting beaded. What's that all about? Some one else told me there would be animals? Not sure if you belong? Of course you do! Come join us for breakfast and see why!

Cost is $10 per person, please pay at the door. For more information, please contact Mike McAteer.

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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