The Boondoggle

The Boondoggle

Have you ever heard the word “Boondoggle?” If you are of a certain age you probably know what this means. My 15-year-old son had no clue. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a Boondoggle is “a wasteful or impractical project or activity often involving graft....
So you want to staff a wood badge course

So you want to staff a wood badge course

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...
The Wood Badge Quiz Is Live!

The Wood Badge Quiz Is Live!

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...
Wood Badge costs $20 a month if you start saving now

Wood Badge costs $20 a month if you start saving now

To take Wood Badge in the Greater Alabama Council (GAC), it will cost you $250. The cost is the same price as taking NYLT. For some people, this is a lot of money, especially if you have to pay it all at one time. The next Wood Badge Course in GAC will start on April...