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, 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 Lions 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. Click on the “Reasons To Join” button to read about some of the 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.
I was asked to be the Scoutmaster of the 2019 Wood Badge course in the Greater Alabama Council. What an honor. When I sat back and looked at all the candidates that could have been asked I was humbled. So many people. Step one as Scoutmaster was putting together my...
How well do you think you 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, or stayed awake on weekend 1. There are questions about the course and about Wood Badge history in...
On July 31, 1948, the first American Wood Badge course was held at Schiff Scout Reservation in Mendham, N.J. A second course was held in the west at Philmont on October 2, 1948. The Scoutmaster for each was William “Green Bar Bill” Hillcourt. The curriculum was...
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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.