Contribute to Scouting Today!

Wood Badge 2016

Wood Badge 2016
Registration Begins
Last Day To Register
Share this event
The last date for registration has passed.

Wood Badge

Why Wood Badge?

2016 Wood Badge Brochure (Coming soon)

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. Both weekends are held at Salmen Scout Reservation.

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.

Weekend # 1   Friday, March 11th 7:30 am through Sunday, March 13th  4:00 pm

Weekend # 2   Saturday, April 16th 7:30 through Monday, April 18th  4:00 pm

Registration Details

Course size is limited to 48 participants, therefore early registration is recommended. Take advantage of the Super Early Bird Special cost of only $230. That cost will include a course shirt & hat, all training materials, and meals for the six day course. Please take advantage of the discounted rate. A deposit of $50 will reserve your spot in the course.

Super Early Bird Fee:                        $ 230                   

          If paid in FULL before 1/8/16

Early Bird Fee:                                     $ 250                   

          If paid in FULL before 2/26/16

Course Fee:                                          $ 270                   

         If paid in FULL after 2/27/16

Only Online Registration and Payment will be accepted for this course.  Register online below.

Staff  Only Can Register Online Here

Payment plans and special scholarships are available!! For those details and any other questions, please contact Terry Lind ( or Mark Young (  They will be happy to answer any questions.

Every Scout deserves a well-trained leader!!

Contact E-mail
$0.01 per Participant



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