Wood Badge Alabama
Wood Badge is…
The ultimate leadership training program for the adult leaders of the Boy Scouts of America. Established in 1919 by Robert Baden-Powell, Scoutings founder, Wood Badge has been the training ground for hundreds of thousands of Scouters around the world. Wood Badge brings together leaders from all areas of Scouting — Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Varsity Scouting, Venturing and all levels of BSA professional staff. The course draws upon the most current leadership models used by corporate America, academic circles, and successful outdoor leadership organizations throughout the country.
All Wood Badge courses in the Greater Alabama Council consist of two three-day weekends. Both weekends start promptly at 8 am on Fridays and last until late Sunday afternoon. Participants are required to attend all six days on both weekends. If you would like more information on the course or would just like to speak with the scoutmaster, contact information is below.
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Why Join Wood Badge
Whether you are a new volunteer or a crusty old scoutmaster, there is something at Wood Badge for you. With every course comes decades of Scouting knowledge, a skilled and committed staff and a guided tour of the Scouting program from Tiger Cubs to Venturers. You will work hard, you may get stressed out, the exact same things your scouts are going through as they advance in the program.
Need more convincing? Click on the “Reasons To Join” button to read about some of the skills you will go home with. Skills you can use in your unit, your business and your home. The button “Our Reasons” will take you to a list of quotes from Wood Badge participants and staff members.
Wood Badge History
Wood Badge is full of symbols, totems, critters and a legacy of scouters who have taken the course and some who have come back to serve time and again. Click on the buttons below to find out more about our history.
At WoodBadgeAlabama.com, we focus on upcoming wood badge courses but we also list our courses starting in 2001. Around this time was when the Wood Badge syllabus was rewritten and became what was known as Wood Badge for the 21st Century. Of course Wood Badge has been...
Wood Badge course S9-114 is officially in the books. After leaving Camp Westmoreland on April 13, 2014, the 38 participants went back to their units to start working their tickets. After 18 months, 34 men and women completed their ticket. Scoutmaster Elaine Zeigler...
We just returned from a fantastic Weekend 1 at Wood Badge S9-115. I could go on-and-on about the course but I think this testimonial sums it up best. As soon as we returned I started to monitor the troop and patrol sites to see how the participants are decompressing...
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You’ve taken the course, you’ve completed your ticket and you wear your beads proudly. How well do you think you really know Wood Badge? Take this quiz and test your knowledge. It is 50 questions long but it won’t take you any time if you’ve done your homework.