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Wood Badge

April 30 @ 8:00 am - May 2 @ 5:00 pm

Wood Badge Website

Note that both weekends are required to complete the course and each weekend begins early MORNING. The first weekend, held Friday through Sunday, will be at Camp Horseshoe (Rising Sun, MD)and the second weekend, held Saturday & Sunday, will be held at Camp Ware (Peach Bottom, PA) both on the Horseshoe Scout Reservation.

Course Overview

Wood Badge is for all Scout leaders. It has been developed for Cub Scout, Scouts BSA, and Venturing leaders, as well as council and district leaders. Its focus is on further developing already present leadership skills.

Course Delivery

The first weekend of the Wood Badge course reflects unit meetings, while the second weekend of the course uses a unit camping activity as its delivery model. During Wood Badge, the model Scout troop will serve as a laboratory for training purposes. This is done for several reasons:
1. The Scout troop simulation provides a good framework in which to practice the leadership skills introduced in the course.
2. Scouting provides a natural bridge between the various programs in Scouting, and leaders should understand the importance of transition.
3. It would be difficult and most likely confusing to simultaneously model Cub Scouting, Scouts BSA, and Venturing in one course.
4. The course content and leadership principles introduced apply to Scouters of all leadership positions and will provide a common foundation of leadership skills to be used throughout all program areas.

Wood Badge Ticket

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.


April 30 @ 8:00 am
May 2 @ 5:00 pm


Wood Badge Committee


Camp Horseshoe
1286 Ridge Road
Rising Sun, PA 21911 United States
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