Wood Badge is Scouting’s premier training course. Baden-Powell designed it so that Scouters could learn, in as practical a way possible, the skills and methods of Scouting. It is first and foremost, learning by doing. The members of the course are formed into patrols and these into a troop. The entire troop lives in the out-of-doors for two weekends – camping, cooking their own meals, and practicing Scout skills.
The course is designed to be a highlight –“a mountaintop experience” — for the course participants. Careful planning and strict attention to detail provides a physical/logistic support and program second to none. Add to this a thoroughly prepared and enthusiastic staff, and it is little wonder that most Scouters return from Wood Badge inspired and prepared to do an even better job of providing Scouting to boys.
In addition to a fine course, all the traditions and heritage of Scouting are stressed and used to inspire those attending. Wood Badge (in one form or another) is used throughout the Scouting world. Tens of thousands of Scouters proudly wear the Gilwell neckerchief, woggle, and beads of Wood Badge-trained leaders.
For more information about Wood Badge: http://www.woodbadge.org/
The actual course includes two 3-day weekends of camping at Broad Creek Memorial Scout Reservation in Harford County (spaced about a month apart) – and then two patrol meetings between those camping trips in order for your patrol to plan for the 2nd weekend. After completing the course, you will have 18-months to complete your Wood Badge “ticket” – 5 projects you choose that will help our Pack to be stronger. When you have completed the training program and your tickets, you will earn the Wood Badge regalia: a tartan neckerchief and woggle and your Wood Badge beads.
The cost of the course will be paid by the Troop.
To register: EMAIL MARC FISCHER FIRST, and then fill out the form on the website above. If you have any questions or want to talk about this opportunity, please call Marc Fischer at 410.977.2956.