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 are 5 days long. The first weekend is Friday-Sunday and the second weekend is Saturday-Sunday. Both weekends start promptly at 8 am the first day and last until late Sunday afternoon. Participants are required to attend all days on both weekends. If you would like more information on the course or would just like to speak with the scoutmaster, the contact information is below.
Wood Badge Course S9-120 Starts In
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.
Wood Badge S9-119 participant Ken Newton had to make changes to his Wood Badge goals due to Covid-19. He was inspired by the medical personnel and first responders who were working so hard for us and he wanted to recognize the sacrifice they are making to serve their...
Due to the coronavirus and the uncertainty of what April brings us, Scoutmaster Jimmy Sneddon and the Greater Alabama Council have made the decision to postpone the spring Wood Badge course and move it to fall 2020. This was a difficult decision but one that made the...
This story was originally posted on Critter-Life.com and is reposted here in its entirety. In my council, the Wood Badge Scoutmasters have a small table that they use during the course to display a small course log and ax and plush Wood Badge critters. This table and...
Take The Wood Badge Quiz
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.