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Wood Badge 2017

When:   May 1 - 6, 2017 – Monday through Saturday

Where: Tama Hills, Inagi, Japan (near Tokyo)

Cost:  $300 for In-Council Scouters, $350 for Out-of-Council Scouters

Registration Due by:  31 March 2017 (Note: Registrations still accepted after this date if slots are available)

Many consider Wood Badge to be the highest level of Scouter training available.  Don’t miss this opportunity to become a better trained Scout leader!


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Wood Badge is open to All Adult Scouters!  (You must be at least 18 to attend.)
  • Cub Scout Leaders

  • Boy Scout Leaders

  • Varsity Leaders

  • Venturing Leaders

  • Committee Members

  • District & Council Leaders

  • Church Youth Leaders

  • Professionals


Wood Badge is an advanced leadership course designed for all adult Scouters.  Ideally, every Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, and Venturing adult leader, as well as council, district, and church youth leaders will take a Wood Badge course within two years of becoming a Scouter.  By becoming better trained Scouters and leaders, we can better serve Scouting and our youth.  Based on the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law, the Values, Mission and Vision of Scouting, and the principles of servant leadership, Wood Badge draws from a wide range of sources within and beyond the bounds of Scouting to present the latest in leadership theory and team development.


 World-class Wood Badge topics include:

    • Values, Mission & Vision

    • Communication & Listening to Learn

    • Valuing People & Diversity

    • Coaching & Mentoring

    • Stages of Team Development

    • Leading & Teaching EDGE

    • Project Planning

    • Problem Solving & Decision Making

    • Conflict Management

    • Assessment Tools

    • Leading Change

    • Servant Leadership

    • Leaving a Legacy

      ...and much more!


Wood Badge will help you improve your communication and leadership skills, contributions to Scouting and your community, and work with youth.  Wood Badge will help you form and realize your Scouting vision, as you learn new leadership skills, focus on your Scouting role and responsibilities, and identify and achieve personal goals to reach you vision – and give you the tools to reach it.  So set aside May 1-6, 2017 on your calendar today and prepare yourself for the experience of a lifetime!


Planning for Arrival & Departure from the Course

Arrival:  Wood Badge participant check-In starts at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, May 1, 2017.  Participants coming from outside the area will likely need to arrive the day before the course as late check-in is NOT permitted.  Recommend using Haneda Airport (HND). 

Departure:  Graduation at 4:15 p.m. on Saturday, May 6th.  Tama Hills is approximately 60-90 minutes from Haneda Airport.  If you can schedule a flight after 8:00 p.m., then you can safely depart on the last day of the course.  If not, then please schedule your departure flight for the next morning.  


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