Woodbadge 2023


August 25–27, 2023
September 30–October 1, 2023

Camp Bullowa

Course Director:
John Graesser
email: jdgraesser@gmail.com

Backup Course Director:
Courtney Grogan
email: cgrogan1224@gmail.com


What is Wood Badge?

“Wood Badge opened my eyes to the vast diversity within
Scouting and how Scouting helps all people.”

Reflecting the best of nearly 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 as a way to insure 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 also draws from a wide range of courses within and beyond the bounds of Scouting to present the latest in leadership theory and team development.

“Through Wood Badge my unit became more youth focused and youth led.”

“I highly recommend taking Wood Badge and taking it earlier in your Scouting career, rather than later.”



Wood Badge is designed to meet the advanced leadership needs of all Scouters, particularly unit level Scouters, such as Cub leaders, Scoutmasters and
assistants, Venturing Crew Advisors, Committee Chairs and members.

Additionally Scouters serving at the district and council levels can achieve greater effectiveness through Wood Badge. To attend a Wood Badge course, individuals must:
1. Be registered members 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.)
2. Have completed the basic training courses for their Scouting position.
3. Be capable of functioning safely in an outdoor environment. All participants are required to complete the Annual Health and Medical Record form.

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 are able to 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,
  • Empowering



Register Now Through Greater Hudson Valley Council


Register Now Through Greater Hudson Valley Council

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Aug 25 - 27 2023


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