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To develop skilled leaders who can strengthen all Scouting units in Nevada Area Council in achieving the mission of the Boy Scouts of America, this si...
Wood Badge 2022 (postponed until 2023)

Wood Badge 2022 (postponed until 2023)
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6/29/2022 11:55 PM
Paradise Valley, NV 89426, US
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Mark your calendars now. You won't want to miss out on a chance to participate in 2022's Wood Badge course this summer!


In 2022, Wood Badge will be conducted during two weekend sessions. Both weekends are required to participate in the course. (Thursday evening arrival for Weekend One: July 29-31, AND Friday evening arrival for Weekend Two: August 20-21) You'll travel past picturesque farms and ranchlands to reach Paradise Valley, north of Winnemucca where you'll step back in time as you immerse yourself in a living ghost town to learn very real and very relevant modern-day leadership skills. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until the course reaches capacity; alternates will be placed on a wait list. 

Fee $275 - Provides for all instruction materials, food, and special equipment. Registration and deposit ($50) are due with application. The full fee must be paid on or before Wednesday, June 29, 2022.



"There is no teaching to compare with example." ~Sir Robert Baden-Powell

Early on, Baden-Powell realized he needed to create a practical training for adult leaders. On September 8, 1919, Baden-Powell held the first Wood Badge course seeking to deliver a hands-on training experience for scout leaders. Since then, thousands of Scout volunteers around the world have participated in the course created 95 years ago. Participants get hands-on experience in how to lead and develop leadership within the communities that they serve. You will gain insights into the Scouting program, team development, and working with different people. Not only will you become a better leader in Scouting, you will be able to apply these practical leadership skills in your work, service, and other endeavors. Experience firsthand how Scouting units are formed and run. Share in fun and adventure while making new friends. Whether you have never camped before or have more than a 100 nights on the trail, Wood Badge is for you.


Wood Badge is an advanced, national leadership course open only to Scouting volunteers and professionals.

Scouters from Cub Scouting, Scouts BSA, Venturing, Sea Scouts, and Explorers, and district and council Scouters all are welcome and belong here.

What do we see on course?

We do many things on course, like:

  • Listening
  • Managing conflict
  • Leading change
  • Stages of team development
  • Coaching & Mentoring
  • Leadership for different stages
  • Servant leadership
  • Project planning
  • And more!

These come to you in presentations, games, discussions, activities, and other methods.

Why do you want to go?

You want to participate in a Wood Badge course because of things you will learn and do. Here are some of the benefits:

  • Stronger units. You will make your Scouting unit — and your sons’ and daughters’ units — stronger.
  • What and why of Scouting. You will have a deeper understanding of what Scouting is and why we do it.
  • 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.
  • Other groups. You will make your other groups, like work, church, even family, stronger.

How would you like to attend a training that takes you far beyond your Basic Leader Training? Would you like to build your skills in communication, conflict management and teaching methods? How about a leadership course that rivals many corporate level trainings? Wood Badge is here for you. This is not a Pack, Troop, Crew, Sea, or Post leader training but is designed for ALL leaders. This course will help you better understand how all the Scouting programs tie together. It will provide you with many useful leadership tools to help enable our youth to have the best possible Scouting experience. There is no better time to attend a Wood Badge course and make a difference in your unit than right now!


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

Purpose of Wood Badge

The purpose of Wood Badge is to develop skilled leaders who can strengthen Scouting units in achieving the mission of the Boy Scouts of America.

When we accomplish the mission of Scouting, we do it in the units. Therefore, the short form of the purpose is, the purpose of Wood Badge is to strengthen units.

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.


What do I need to register for Wood Badge? Be 18 years of age or older and registered in the Boy Scouts of America. Completed position-specific basic training for your registered Scouting position, including any required outdoor skills training. Register online. Have a current BSA Annual Health and Medical form (Part A, B, and C), signed by a doctor within one year of the last day of the Wood Badge course.


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$275.00 per Scouter (Adult Leader)
$150.00 per Staff
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REFUND POLICY Because most of the fees that are paid for camps and events are actually spent or committed prior to the actual camp or event, refunds or activity fee transfers for Council and district camps and activities will be made only under the following conditions: Request for cancellation of a reservation or activity fee transfer must meet one of the following criteria: A: For the use of Council camps, Boy Scout summer camp, Cub Scout Day Camp, or any overnight camping event, a written request must be received by Volunteer Services at the Council Service Center at least thirty (30) calendar days before the event. B: For all non-overnight events, a written request must be received by Volunteer Services at the Council Service Center at least fourteen (14) calendar days before the event. All requests for refunds must be made in writing and submitted by the person who paid for the original reservation. All refund requests received by the deadline will be processed by the Volunteer Services department, and will require approval by a member of the Council Management Staff. Volunteer Services will request this approval. In regards to Camp Fleischmann, refund requests received by the above deadlines, will be processed by Volunteer Services at the end of each session of camp. Cancellation requests received by the required deadline, as stated above, will result in a full refund minus a non-refundable, non-transferable fee of 15%. Refunds will be paid in the manner of funds received (check, CC, etc.) and mailed/ notified to the person who submitted the original reservation. The only exception to this policy is in the case of an emergency, injury, or illness. The exception request must be in writing and verified by a parent and/or guardian. The maximum available refund under this provision will be 50% of the total fee paid by the individual. The implementation of the policy was March 9, 2017. This policy supersedes all previously adopted or implied Refund Policies. In the event that the course would be unable to proceed due to COVID regulations, registrants would receive a full refund.