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Welcome to Wood Badge V

In 1911, Baden-Powell took the first steps in training Scouting's adult leaders by organizing a series of lectures for Scouters. He made great strides in the years that followed, culminating in 1919 with the establishment of Wood Badge training. Wood Badge recipients now number more than 100,000 Scouters around the world.

Wood Badge is intended for all leaders in Scouting -Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, and Venturing leaders, as well as council and district leaders. The focus is on leadership, not out-of-door skills. The object is to demonstrate the aims and methods of Scouting through the presentation of leadership skills, organizational tools, and a variety of activities based on the best of Scouting traditions and the latest in team-development theory. In addition, participants will enjoy the fellowship of sharing the experience with volunteer and professional Scouters while having a great deal of just plain fun.

The upcoming Wood Badge course will be a tremendous opportunity for you to:

  • Understand Scouting as a family of interrelated, values-based programs providing age-appropriate activities for youth
  • Recognize contemporary leadership concepts used in America and discover how those concepts are relevant to our values-based movement
  • Apply the skills you learn from your participation as a member of a successful working team
  • Revitalize your commitment to Scouting by sharing in an inspirational experience that helps to provide Scouting with renewed leadership to accomplish its mission.

Many Scouters consider Wood Badge to be a peak experience of their Scouting careers. It has served as asource of training and inspiration to thousands. In return, Wood Badge participants have positively affected the lives of millions of America's youth.

This course will be conducted in two three day sessions running from 8 AM Friday through late Sunday afternoon.  The dates for the first session is April 6-8 and the second session is April 27-29.  Both session will be at Camp Sol Mayer.  The cost of the course is $230 and includes all meals, materials, T Shirts (2) and a hat.  Early registration is encouraged and if registration and full payment is received by 31 December the cost will be $200.  Limited scholarship assistance is available. Please contact our course director, Don Buchholz, ( or 325 656-6407) if you have any hesitance about attending due to cost or would like to seek an alternative payment schedule.

Course enrollment is limited. we encourage you to fill out the application as soon as possible.  The balance of all funds must be paid by 9 March 2018.

We sincerely hope that you can participate. You will enjoy it fully and benefit from it immensely. You are to be commended for the work you are doing now in Scouting. The Wood Badge experience will enable you to make an even greater contribution as you help deliver the promise of Scouting.

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