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Every Scout deserves a well-trained leader.

Are you that leader? Get Wood Badge trained and you will be. In doing so, you will change not only your life but also the lives of all that you touch.

In 2017, the Atlanta Area Council BSA will offer four WB courses, all of which consist of two three-day weekends. Both weekends will open promptly at 7am on Fridays and last until late Sunday afternoon. Participants are required to attend all six days on both weekends. The course fee is $230, which covers room and board for both weekends. A deposit of $50 will reserve your spot; the balance will be due by 08/30/2017. Scholarships are available, so don't let cost get in the way of a great Scouting experience!

What is Wood Badge?

The ultimate leadership training program for BSA adult leaders. Established in 1919 by Lord Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Scouting Movement, Wood Badge has been the training ground for hundreds of thousands of Scouters around the world. WB brings together leaders from all areas of Scouting — from Cub Scouting to 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.

Why should I go to WB?

Units with a wealth of highly trained leaders are able to deliver a better program and a better experience for our youth. Experience shows that the youth in units with Wood Badge trained leaders will stay in Scouting longer, accomplish more, and have more fun. The skills that you will learn at Wood Badge will not only make your job as a Scout leader easier, but they will also make you a better leader in all facets of your life. The best part of your Wood Badge experience is exposure to a staff with decades of Scouting knowledge that will guide you through the entire Scouting program from Cubs to Venturing. It costs less than one night at that resort hotel with the motivational speaker.

More Information

Below are links to more information that will help you prepare to attend WB, or make the decision to attend: