Wood Badge Alabama

Wood Badge is…

The ultimate leadership training program for the adult leaders of Scouting America, Wood Badge, was established in 1919 by Robert Baden-Powell, Scouting’s founder. It 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, Scouts BSA, Venturing, Sea Scouts, Exploring, 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.

Course Information

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.

Course WB14-125, 2025

Dave Caskey, Scoutmaster

March 21-23, 2025
April 11-13, 2025

Both weekends at Camp Comer

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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.

Featured Posts

There is a lot of singing at Wood Badge

There is a lot of singing at Wood Badge

I was organizing some of the drawers in my house that contained scout memorabilia. Yes, I have more than one and shelves, and I came across my Wood Badge songbooks. The Assistant Senior Patrol Leaders have created these pocket-sized songbooks for each Wood Badge...

The origin of the neckerchief color

The origin of the neckerchief color

https://youtu.be/_wR-IDUV1DU What is the real story of the color of the Wood Badge neckerchief? Learn about it from Scout Historian Colin Walker. You will also learn a little more about the beads. If you want to learn more about the history of Wood Badge from Mr....

ScouterWiki.com, a resource for Scouters

ScouterWiki.com, a resource for Scouters

Vulcan Wiki has changed its name to Scouter Wiki. I changed the name to make it easier for people, Scouters, to find information to help them do their scout job easier. And I changed the name because the site if for more than just those of us in the Vulcan District. ...

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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.

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