Wood Badge

Wood Badge
Last Day To Register
4241 Co Rd 25
Dundee, NY 14837, US
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Aug. 23-25 2019


Sept. 28-30 2019

at Camp Gorton

Wood Badge is the advanced leadership training course of the  BSA. Begun in 1919 by Lord Baden-Powell, founder of Scouting  & Wood Badge's first Course Director, it came to America in 1948. Wood Badge brings together leaders from all areas of Scouting and all levels of Scouting.

It draws upon the most current leadership models used by corporate America, academic circles, and successful outdoor leadership organizations. The leadership skills learned in this course may be used not only in Scouting, but your personal life as well as the workplace and other volunteer organizations.

Participants will take part in numerous presentations, discussions and activities that explore & advance their understanding of numerous topics in these 5 areas of leadership:

Living the Values

Bringing the Vision to Life

Models for Success

Tools of the Trade

Leading to Make a Difference

Earning those beads after the course!

The application phase involves the participant’s commitment to complete a set of personal goals (called a “ticket”) relating to his or her Scouting position. Completing the ticket provides participants the opportunity to put into action their Wood Badge experience and knowledge in order to deliver on Scouting’s promise and strengthen their unit or district program.

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  1. Be currently registered at the Unit, District, or Council level AND fully trained for your primary Scouting position.
  2. Have a BSA Health and Medical Record, Parts A, B, & C, which must be completed AFTER September 30, 2018.
  3. Pre-register via the on-line link (Register button on this page) listed below or send in the enclosed form to the Council Service Center.

Venturing youth 18 to 21 years old, holding a Crew leadership position may also attend this training course. Venturing youth between 14 and 17 should attend National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT.)


Once you have registered and made your deposit, you will receive a “Welcome Packet” with more information on items to bring, directions to Camp Gorton and other pertinent info. The course fee covers (2) t-shirts, hat, mug, all meals and course materials. Additionally, we will be taking Patrol and Troop photos, which will be made into 5”x7” and 8”x10” sizes for purchase. There will also be access to a Trading Post for Wood Badge mementos.



The full course fee is $275.00. There are several ways to reduce your fee and take advantage of incentives.

1. Early bird fee - $25 off if paid in full by July 1, 2019.
2. Additional recruit - $25 off if you recruit another person that is also paid in full by July 1, 2019.
3. Wood Badge and NYLT - $25 of if 1 adult and 1 youth in your unit is registered for Wood Badge and NYLT
4. SPECIAL - $25 off if a District Committee/Commissioner Corp Member
5. SPECIAL - $25 off if you recruit a Council Executive Board or Committee member

Out of the 1st 12 fully paid registrations—based on paid receipt date at the service center

1st/2nd - Pick your patrol critter                                        7th/8th - 1 QM treat for your patrol for the first weekend
3rd/4th - Receive a Troop and Patrol color picture           9th/10th - Receive a Patrol color picture
5th/6th - QM treats for your patrol (1 each weekend)     11th/12th - Receive a Troop color picture

Contact the Course Director by clicking here: Meg Soper

Contact the Staff Advisor by clicking here: Gary Decker

Click here to download the course flyer

Click her to download the course registration form

Click here for information and application for the FRC Woodbadge Scholarship

Contact E-mail
$275.00 per Participant
Cancellation Policy
Cancellation must be made in writing/email to the Course Director Meg Soper or the Staff Advisor Gary Decker. Mail to Boy Scouts of America, 244 West Water St. Elmira, NY 14901

special thanks to Corning Incorporated and its employees for generations of support to Scouting

special thanks to the Corning Foundation for its continued support of Scouting through the Employee Matching Gifts and Dollars for Doers Programs 


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