Welcome

We’re glad you’re interested!

Wood Badge is intended for all leaders in Scouting—Cub Scout, Scouts BSA, Venturing and Sea Scout leaders, as well as council and district leaders. Focusing on leadership, 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. 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.

We invite you to participate in the upcoming Wood Badge course because it 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 leadership concepts used in America and discover how those concepts are relevant to our values-based movement.
■ Apply the skills you learn to your Scouting role, at work, at home, and elsewhere.
■ Revitalize your commitment to Scouting by sharing in an inspirational experience that helps to provide Scouting with renewed leadership to accomplish its mission.

Examine your own leadership skills by recognizing your own strengths. Practice and improve your leadership skills. Communicate effectively and build relationships and teams. Guide youth and other adults in the development of their leadership skills. Strengthen your commitment living and teaching the Scout Oath and Law

Many Scouters consider Wood Badge to be a peak experience of their Scouting careers. It has served as a source of inspiration to thousands. In return, Wood Badge participants have positively affected the lives of millions of America’s youth. Wood Badge will help you perform your Scouting functions more effectively and with less time and trouble, improving your unit for your Scouts.

The course will be conducted at Camp Betz in Berien Springs, Michigan, in two sessions.  The dates are Sept. 18-20, and Oct. 3-4, 2020. You must attend both weekends.  After the course you will accomplish some goals you write to improve your Scouting vocation. You design the projects, and completing them is well within your abilities and time situation.

The fee for Wood Badge is $300 for the 2020 course.  If you are fully paid before July19, you will receive an Early Bird discount of $25.  A minimum deposit of $125 is due upon registration, fees must be fully paid by August 20.  Scholarships are available, visit the PTAC website Wood Badge page for more information.  You may register using the link above.

Course enrollment is limited. We encourage you to register as soon as possible to reserve your spot.  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.

Should you need more information please feel free to contact Kris Dorich, Course Director, at PTAC.WoodBadge.2020@gmail.com.