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Wood Badge 2023

Wood Badge 2023
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Why Wood Badge?

Wood Badge is an exciting, action-packed 5-day program designed to provide all adult members of the BSA with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home units, districts or councils. At Wood Badge, we embrace the culture of Servant Leadership, with a view to achieving success for all.

Leadership requires constant personal evaluation to encourage individual growth and improvement. The Wood Badge course is experience-based learning through group dynamics. The leadership and team-building skills you perfect will be utilized in many areas of Scouting, and in your life.

Wood Badge is a positive learning experience conducted in a positive learning environment, full of fun and fellowship. The guiding principles are the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Attending Wood Badge will help you perform your Scouting functions more effectively, with less time and more teamwork.

Attending Wood Badge helps improve the way you lead Scouting youth in having more fun, learning more skills, and becoming better citizens.

Orientation: 9am Saturday, March 4 @ Docville Farms, 5124 E St Bernard Hwy, Violet, LA 70092

Weekend 1: 7am Friday, March 17 to 6pm Sunday, March 19, 2023

Weekend 2: 7am Saturday, March 25 to 6pm Sunday, March 26, 2023

Location: Salmen Scout Reservation/Camp V-Bar

*You must attend all five days of Wood Badge to complete the training.


Don’t Wait! The EARLY BIRD rate of $200 is only guaranteed through 11/1/2022 and enrollment is limited.  A $50 Deposit allows you register and reserve your spot.  Each participant receives a t-shirt and ballcap as part of registration.  Additional t-shirts, hats, and other items will be available directly from the manufacturer closer to the start of the course.

Questions or concerns?

Please contact Ron Bald at (985) 774-5089 or 

Contact E-mail
$225.00 per Adult Leader
$150.00 per Wood Badge Staff
$75.00 per Wood Badge Support Staff-Both Weekends
Early Discount
Before 11/1/2022 a discount of $25.00 will apply to all Adult Leader Registrants.
Late fee
After 1/1/2023 a fee of $25.00 will apply to all Adult Leader Registrants.
Cancellation Policy
The following policy statement is applicable to all council and district activities where a fee is collected by the Southeast Louisiana Council. Online convenience fees (if applicable) are not refundable. All activities are considered non-refundable, unless there is a medical emergency or a death in the immediate family. Refund requests will only be considered if made in writing. A service charge of twenty-five percent (25%) of the activity fee will be assessed on all refunds to cover the costs incurred in preparation of the activity and processing the refund. Written refund requests must be submitted prior to the start of any event. Any requests after the activity will be considered only for personal illness or family emergencies. No refund requests will be accepted after ten (10) days following the end of the activity. Consideration for a full (minus charges and costs incurred) refund will be considered for special hardship cases and for advanced-level training courses such as Wood Badge. For major activities that require a non-refundable deposit, such as council contingents to the National Jamboree and Philmont, a full refund less the non-refundable deposit will be considered based on the time of the request and the council's ability to fill the slot with another participant. If the slot is not able to be filled, no refund will be available. No refunds of any fees are available until 30 days after the event. Refund checks will be issued to the individual or entity paying the original fee within 30 days of receipt of the request pending its approval. Fees are only transferable within the same unit to a Scout or adult leader not currently registered for that specific activity. If an activity is canceled or postponed due to weather, every effort will be made to reschedule the activity. If an activity is canceled and the participant cannot participate during the alternate date, the full fee will be refunded minus any service fees and costs incurred by the event prior to the cancellation. This amount may vary from event to event. Send all refund requests to the Program Director at:

Serving Scouting in Southeast Louisiana Parishes of Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemines,
St. John the Baptist, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Tammany, and Terrebonne 

4200 S. I-10 Service Rd. West, Metairie, Louisiana 70001 
P.O. Box 1146, Metairie, Louisiana  70004

(504) 889-0388 Fax: (504) 889-1162


 Council Service Center Hours of Operation
Administrative Offices (Suite 101) - 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
Council Services (Suite 125) - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday