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Wood Badge 2024
Date/Time
Registration Begins
5/1/2023
Last Day To Register
3/2/2024
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Why take Wood Badge?

By taking Wood Badge, Scouters will acquire valuable tools such as listening, communicating, conflict management, project planning, and leading change. Participants will better learn to understand and appreciate diversity and differences in our society. They will learn skills that will make them a better Scout leader. Units with trained leaders are able to deliver an improved program and a more meaningful experience for the youth that Scouting serves.

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 2 @ SELA Council Office

Weekend 1: 7am Friday, March 8 to 6pm Sunday, March 10, 2024

Weekend 2: 7am Saturday, March 23 to 6pm Sunday, March 24, 2024

Location: Salmen Scout Reservation/Camp V-Bar

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

 

Wood Badge Information

Wood Badge is designed to meet the advanced leadership needs of all Scouters, particularly unit-level Scouters, such as Cub leaders, Scoutmasters, and assistants, Venturing Crew Advisors, Committee Chairs, and members. Additionally, Scouters serving at the district and council levels can achieve greater effectiveness through Wood Badge. To attend a Wood Badge course, individuals must:

  • Be a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America
  • Completed the basic training courses for their Scouting position
  • Capable of functioning safely in an outdoor environment. All participants are required to complete the Annual Health and Medical Record form.

The program is divided into 5 central themes:

  • Living the Values
  • Growing
  • Connecting
  • Guiding
  • Empowering

Learning Outcomes 

By taking Wood Badge, Scouters will acquire valuable tools such as listening, communicating, conflict management, project planning, and leading change. Participants will better learn to understand and appreciate diversity and differences in our society. They will learn skills that will make them a better Scout leader. Units with Wood Badge trained leaders are able to deliver an improved program and a more meaningful experience for the youth Scouting serves.

The EARLY BIRD rate ($150) extended!

Each participant receives two t-shirts as part of registration.  Additional shirts, hats, and other items will be available for order closer to the start of the course.

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Cost
$150.00 per Adult Leader (Early)
$225.00 per Adult Leader
$150.00 per Wood Badge Staff
$75.00 per Wood Badge Support Staff-Both Weekends
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 sela@bsamail.org.

Serving Scouting in Southeast Louisiana Parishes of Assumption, Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemine,
St. John the Baptist, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, 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 Toll Free: (800) 394-9410

 

 Council Service Center Hours of Operation
Administrative Offices (Suite 101) - 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
Council Services (Suite 125) - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday