Nevada Area Council - Wood Badge
Closed group · 3 members
Join Group
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...



"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 8th, 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.


W3-329-21 will take place at beautiful Camp Fleischmann. Arrive at camp on Sunday evening, June 13th. The five-day course will be held throughout the course of the week, and you can choose to return to the comforts of home by Friday evening or extend your stay and enjoy some of the amazing natural attractions nearby:

Visit Mt. Lassen



Wood Badge

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.

Listen to the April 2017 CubCast, “Tell Us More About Wood Badge,” to learn more about this advanced leadership training course.

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.

Here’s another summary of why to go. This was originally aimed particularly at Scouters in the Cub Scout program, but it applies equally to all of us.

CUB SCOUT LEADERS! 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 Troop leader training but is designed for Cub, Scout, and Venturing 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 when you are a Cub Scout Leader.


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.

More information

For more information, talk with your district or council training chair (Kathi Colbert, or 775-934-4139)



Click HERE to register.