Wood Badge Training Multiple Weekend Course 2021

Wood Badge Training Multiple Weekend Course 2021
Registration Begins
1/14/2021 9:00 AM
Last Day To Register
7/28/2021 3:00 PM
Kunkletown, PA 18058, US
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This course has been postponed until 2022

Weekend #1 August 12-14, 2022

Weekend #2 September 17-18, 2022

Additional information and registration for the 2022 course can be found at





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 number more than 100,000 and can be found in all corners of the world.

A Scouter participating in Wood Badge has the opportunity to:

  • Understand Scouting as a family of interrelated, values-based programs providing age-appropriate activities for youth.
  • Recognize contemporary leadership concepts and discover how they are relevant to the Scouting movement.
  • Apply the skills learned as a member of a successful working team.
  • Revitalize their commitment to Scouting by sharing in an inspirational experience that provides Scouting with renewed leadership. 
  • Many Scouters consider Wood Badge to be a peak experience of their Scouting careers.  It has served as a source of training and inspiration to thousands. 

The Wood Badge Experience

  • There are two parts to Wood Badge in the Boy Scouts of America, the practical part and the application period.  Both must be completed to receive the Wood Badge – two wooden beads to be worn around the neck on a leather thong. 
  • The practical part is a two-weekend experience to demonstrate as practically as possible the aims and methods of Scouting.  The course is a multifaceted presentation of leadership skills, organizational tools, and participatory activities based on the best Scouting traditions and the latest in team development theory. In addition, participants will enjoy the fellowship of learning along side many other Scouters, and along the way will have a great deal of fun! 
  • The application part of Wood Badge is a period of up to 18-month during which the participants practice and demonstrate a working knowledge of the leadership principles presented during the course.  This is accomplished by the use of the Wood Badge “ticket”, which represents the participant’s commitment to complete a set of personal goals related to their Scouting position.  These goals will significantly strengthen the program in which the participant is involved. 
  • Throughout the period of application, each participant is assigned a counselor who serves as a resource, an evaluator and a Scouting friend.  When the counselor and the participant determine that the new skills are understood and can be applied to their Scouting position, a recommendation is made for the Wood Badge to be awarded.

When does Wood Badge happen?

  • Wood badge for 2021 will be slightly different as compared to previous years. The course will now be a 5 day course held over two weekends.
  • Weekend #1 will be Friday morning, August 20th to late Sunday afternoon, August 22nd.
  • Weekend #2 will be Saturday morning, September 18th to Sunday afternoon, September 19th.
  • Patrols are also required to meet at least twice in the interval between the two weekend sessions.
  • Attendance is required at both weekends to receive credit for the course.

Who may attend Wood Badge?

  • Wood Badge is for all leaders in the Boy Scouts of America.  It has been developed for Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity Scout and Venturing leaders, as well as council and district leaders. 
  • The course content and leadership principles introduced apply to Scouters of all leadership positions and will provide a common foundation of leadership skills to be used throughout all program areas.


  • Each Scouter invited to participate in Wood Badge training must be a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America, at least 18 years of age, have completed the basic training courses for their Scouting position and must successfully complete an Annual Health and Medical Record form, Parts A, B, and C.

Course Limit:

  • 56 participants.  A standby list will be created on a first-fully paid first-served basis. 
  • Location: Akelaland - Trexler Scout Reservation, Jonas, PA (just off Rt. 534).  

Cost:  $295.00

  • $195 for participants registered with Minsi Trails Council. Financial support has been provided to Minsi Trails' scouters through the MTC Wood Badge Fund
  • $295 for all other non-Minsi Trails council registered participants
  • Payment in full is due for all participants by July 1st, 2021
  • $50 deposit is due at time of registration. 


 Medical Examination:

  • Wood Badge requires a medical examination within one year prior of the course start date.  Use BSA Annual Health and Medical Record form, Parts A, B, and C.
  • Click Here for a downloadable copy of BSA Annual Health and Medical Record form.

Course Director:  

Please have the following information available to hold your reservation and request an invitation.

  • Confirmation of meeting the criteria for Wood Badge.
  • Name , Telephone Number s – Home/Cell
  • Full Physical Address
  • E-mail
  • Unit Number
  • District, Council
  • Scouting Position 
  • Year completed basic training 





Contact E-mail
$195.00 per MTC Member
$295.00 per Non MTC Member
Cancellation Policy
This order is final and balance must be paid in full by 7/1/2021. Cancellation must be made in writing to edward.schaefer@scouting.org by 5 PM on 6/30/2021 to receive a refund.




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