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Wood Badge 2017 (Part 1)

Wood Badge 2017 (Part 1)
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Birthdate cannot be after 9/22/1999
1700 Maidens Road
Maidens, VA 23102, US
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Are You Ready To Have Fun?

Are You Ready To Be Part Of A 100 Year Old World Wide Scouting Tradition?

Are You Ready To Learn New Leadership Skills?

Are You Ready To Experience Something New And Exciting?

Are You Ready To Be a Part Of Something Special and Make New Friends?

Then sign up for


What is Wood Badge?

Wood Badge is the advanced leadership training course for Cub, Venture, Varsity and Boy Scout Leaders along with District and Council leaders.

All trained adult Scout leaders are encouraged to attend Wood Badge.

Wood Badge is a worldwide training tradition that reaches back to the days of the founding of Scouting. Wood Badge is a six-day, two-weekend experience in which you learn more about Scouting, leadership and yourself.

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When is Wood Badge?

  • September 22-24, 2017   - All Day (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
  • October 14-16, 2017        - All Day ( Saturday, Sunday, Monday)


Where does Wood Badge take place?

At the Heart of Virginia Council Scout Reservation in Goochland County, VA.


How much does Wood Badge cost?

The 2017 course fee will be $285 - which covers all meals, lodging and program for the 6 full days.


Why Attend Wood Badge?

Because it's the "peak experience" course for Scout leaders. The Wood Badge beads indicate that you're a highly qualified, motivated and dedicated Scouter.  Wood Badge makes you the best possible leader for the scouts in your unit!

Quotes from participants:

  • BSA Professional Staff Member of the Heart of Virginia Council: "This is the best training I have attended in all my years of Scouting."
  • Venture Leader: "The youth in my crew have noticed how much better things are running in the crew."
  • University Professor: "I got a promotion at work as a direct result of the skills I learned in Wood Badge."
  • Cubmaster: "I am better able to run my pack, and it has made real improvement in my pack."

How do I sign up?

Sign up online at Go to the council calendar for September, 2017 to register. Wood Badge courses have traditionally filled up with a waiting list. Contact the 2017 Course Director, Everett Winn for more information at (804) 513-6339 or with "Wood Badge" as the subject line.



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$285.00 per Adult Registrant
$170.00 per Staff Member
$50.00 per Auxiliary Staff Member
Cancellation Policy
If your status changes for any reason, please let Course Director, Everett Winn, know immediately. The closer we get to the start of the course, the less likely a replacement will be available to take your spot. As such, course fees can only be refunded if a replacement is possible, and not within the final four weeks before the course. Thank you for your understanding.

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