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.

Course Information

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.

Course S9-119, Spring 2019

Shawn Wright, Scoutmaster

April 5-7, 2019  —  Camp Comer

April 26-28, 2019  —  Camp Westmoreland

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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.

Featured Posts

Rocket Boys and Wood Badge

One of the highlights for me at Wood Badge is watching the movie October Sky. I had never watched it before my first course, but now I make sure that I watch it every time I staff. If I catch it on at home, I find myself sitting down and watching it again. The movie...

Leading Change in Scouting

This week a joint statement was released by the LDS church and the Boy Scouts of America that basically said that the LDS church has decided to end its relationship as a chartered organization effective December 31, 2019. This is a significant change for the BSA and,...

Why Did You Go To Wood Badge?

Some years ago I asked Wood Badge participants, “Why did you go to Wood Badge.” I received some very thoughtful responses and I posted them at http://www.woodbadgealabama.com/our-reasons/. It’s time to add more of your stories. I invite you to send me the reason why...

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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.

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