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The primary purpose of the Wood Badge
experience is to strengthen Scouting in our units, districts, and local
councils. The Wood Badge "ticket" represents your commitment to complete
a set of personal goals relating to your Scouting position. These goals
will significantly strengthen the program in which you are involved. In
addition, the ticket gives you an opportunity to practice and
demonstrate a working knowledge of the leadership skills presented
during the course. You should complete your Wood Badge ticket no later
than 18 months after the course.
Wood Badge provides all your general
Scouting equipment. You will be responsible for your personal care
items, clothes, eating equipment, water bottle, sleeping accessories,
and note-taking supplies. Follow this suggested personal gear list. In
many cases, camping gear can be borrowed from other Scouters that are
not at the course to reduce the purchase of additional equipment.
Remember our motto, Be Prepared. The Boy Scout Handbook provides an
excellent equipment guide.
The Wood Badge uniform is the uniform
of your registered position and unit. You will be provided with 1 course
shirt, 1 course cap, the course neckerchief and the appropriate insignia
patches. Participants will have the opportunity to purchase additional
shirts before and at the course. More information will follow. Again, it
may be possible to borrow uniform parts from other Scouters instead of
The National Boy Scouts of America
requires that every participant and staff member have a Class-3 Physical
within a year prior to the beginning of the course. This physical
requires a doctor-signature, so be sure to make arrangements prior the
beginning of the course. Make a copy of your physical for us, and keep
the original form for your records.
Class 3 Physical
To attend Wood Badge, you must complete
basic training in your current Scouting position. The chart below will
help to identify the training courses that are required. Specific
information about each training course is available at the
council website or by contacting one of the staff members. We can
help you find training opportunities within and outside of your
district, as well as help make sure you are completing the correct
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