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Wood Badge Information

Although the course is different today, what Baden-Powell said in 1919 still applies: "One of the purposes of Wood Badge training is to get Scouters to think about the practice of Scouting, to meet together, to exchange experiences, and to live together in the spirit of the Scout Oath.” 

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, and 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 and 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.

Why take Wood Badge?
You will learn skills and attributes of leadership, such as communicating, conflict management, leading change and project planning.  These tools will help you be a better leader, and be a better follower.  While designed to help in your Scouting role, it will also benefit you in your personal and professional lives as well. 

Here are some of the benefits from participating in Wood Badge:

  • Experience. You will learn and experience things that will stay with you in Scouting and the rest of your life.
  • Fun. You will have fun and you will meet interesting people.
  • Stronger units. You will make your Scouting unit — your sons’ and daughters’ units — stronger.
  • Deeper understanding of what Scouting is and why we do it.
  • Other groups. You will make your other groups, like work, church, even family, stronger.

The Ticket
Have you heard of “The Ticket” and wondered what it is? The ticket is simply a group of five goals you set for yourself to do after course, to improve your unit. You will learn more about it on the course.

Wood Badge Recruitment Video

More information
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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