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2025 Wood Badge Weekend – 2

April 5, 2025 @ 8:00 am - April 6, 2025 @ 5:00 pm

Chester County Council in conjunction with Hawk Mountain Council  Presents Wood Badge 2025
What is Wood Badge?
Reflecting the best of more than a century of Scouting experience, Wood Badge draws upon the most current leadership models used by corporate America, academic circles, and successful organizations throughout the country.
Wood Badge training was begun by Baden Powell in 1919 to ensure that the leaders of Scout troops were properly trained. Since then Wood Badge has been held worldwide, providing advanced leadership training to thousands of Scout leaders. Wood Badge builds upon the best traditions and experiences of the Boy Scouts of America and draws from a wide range of courses within and beyond the bounds of Scouting to present the latest in leadership theory and team development.
How is Wood Badge Presented?
Wood Badge consists of two weekends—one 3-day weekend and the other is a 2-day weekend.
When is the Wood Badge Course?
First Weekend: Friday, March 21, 2025, PM to Sunday, March 23, 2025, PM
Second Weekend:  Saturday, April 5, 2025  AM to Sunday, April 6, 2025  PM
Where is the Wood Badge Course?
Hawk Mountain Scout Reservation, 402 Blue Mountain Rd, Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972 
Why Attend?
By taking Wood Badge, Scouters will acquire valuable tools such as listening, communicating, conflict management, project planning, and leading change. Participants will better learn to understand and appreciate diversity and differences in our society. They will learn skills that will make them a better Scout leader. Units with trained leaders can deliver an improved program and a more meaningful experience for the youth Scouting serves.
By attending Wood Badge, the participants will internalize the 5 themes of Wood Badge: Living the Values, Growing, Connecting, Guiding, and Empowering.
Who should attend?
Wood Badge is designed to meet the advanced leadership needs of all Scouters, particularly unit level Scouters, such as Cub leaders, Scoutmasters and assistants, Crew Advisors, and Committee Chairs. Additionally, Scouters serving at the Unit, district, and council committee levels can achieve greater effectiveness through Wood Badge. To attend a Wood Badge course, individuals must:
Be a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America. (Youth 18 and older may attend as long as the appropriate Youth Protection guidelines are followed. They do not need to be registered in an adult leadership role.)
Have completed the basic training courses for their Scouting position.
Be capable of functioning safely in an outdoor environment. All participants are required to complete the Annual Health and Medical Record form.
Wood Badge is the embodiment of Scouting Spirit.
Associations and friendships made during the course often last a lifetime. Wood Badge recipients now number more than 100,000 and can be found in all corners of the world. So, don’t delay, become the next Wood Badge participant by registering today for the Chester County Council and Hawk Mountain Council combined course.
Register Here: Coming Soon!


April 5, 2025 @ 8:00 am
April 6, 2025 @ 5:00 pm
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Wood Badge Committee


Hawk Mountain Scout Reservation