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Joint Wood Badge Course Being Offered by SELA and Pine Burr Area Councils!

Why Wood Badge?

2018 Wood Badge Brochure

Wood Badge Course Overview

The Wood Badge training course is open to EVERY registered adult volunteer in Scouting. Wood Badge is a course that all Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, Venturing, District and Council level leaders and volunteers should take! Wood Badge focuses on team building and developing your leadership skills. The skills you learn at Wood Badge not only help you be a more effective volunteer and leader within your home unit, or Scouting position, but you can take the skills you learn into your job, family life or other organizations you work with and improve there as well!

Scouter Leaders must complete the basic training courses appropriate for their Scouting position.

The following information is designed to help provide you with key information about the training. 

Wood Badge Course Delivery

The Wood Badge program consists of two phases: the learning experience and the application phase. The learning experience is set in an indoor and an outdoor environment where the course reflects unit meetings and a unit camping activity. The Boy Scout troop simulation provides a framework in which to practice the leadership skills introduced in the course. A natural bridge between the various Scouting programs is modeled.

Wood Badge Objectives
As a result of attending Wood Badge participants will be able to:

  • View Scouting globally, it is a family of interrelated, values-based programs that provide age-appropriate activities for youth
  • Recognize the contemporary leadership concepts utilized in corporate America and leading government organizations that are relevant to our values-based movement
  • Apply the skills they learn from their participation as a member of a successful working team
  • Revitalize their commitment by sharing in an overall inspirational experience that helps provide Scouting with the leadership it needs to accomplish its mission on an ongoing basis

Wood Badge Five Central Themes

The course follows five central themes:

  • Living the Values
  • Bringing the Vision to Life
  • Models for Success
  • Tools of the Trade 
  • Leading to Make a Difference

Course Dates

The format for the Wood Badge Course is two 3-day weekends  separated by four weeks. 

The second weekend participants cook their own meals. Participants must attend at least one interim patrol meeting between the first and second weekends of the course. The specific time and location is determined by patrol members.

Orientation - Saturday, January 20th - 9:30 a.m. - Noon (Location TBD)

Weekend # 1   Friday, February 23, 2018 - 7:30 am through Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 4:00 pm-Camp Tiak, North of Wiggins, MS

Weekend # 2   Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 7:30 through Monday, March 19, 2018 - 4:00 pm-Salmen Scout Reservation

Registration Details

This course is SOLD OUT!


For other questions, please contact Mark Young ( or Gene Milford (  They will be happy to answer any questions.

Every Scout deserves a well-trained leader!!

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$0.01 per Participant
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 the Program Director at:



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. - 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday