Wood Badge

Wood Badge is the premier adult leadership development course for the Boy Scouts of America. It teaches contemporary leadership and team-building skills in a comfortable outdoor setting, where learners become members of their own Troop. Wood Badge’s effectiveness as a leadership development experience has been applauded by industry training professionals. Its positive influence on graduates’ individual unit - level program is unparalleled.

Many adult leaders characterize Wood Badge as one of the most enriching and rewarding learning experiences. 

Wood Badge Troop 1 of the Pikes Peak Council continues the honored tradition of supporting youth training and adult leader development.

The ultimate purpose of Wood Badge is to help adult leaders deliver the highest quality Scouting program to young people and help them achieve their highest potential.  It models the best techniques for developing leadership and teamwork among both young people and adults.

2017 Course Dates

Weekend One: Friday April 21 to Sunday April 23, 2017 at Camp Alexander
Weekend Two: Friday May 19 to Sunday May 21, 2017 at Camp Alexander

Click HERE for an Informational Pamphlet on Wood Badge

The course is six days in duration and requires attendance both weekends.

Wood Badge is not just for Scoutmasters. It is for adult Scouters at all levels: Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity, Venturing, District and Council. Venturing Youth older than 18 may attend and do not need to be registered in an adult leadership role in another Scouting unit. Here are the qualifications:
• Current registered member of the BSA.
• Complete Youth Protection Training and the basic training courses for your primary Scouting position
• Complete the outdoor skills training program as appropriate for your Scouting position.
• Be capable of functioning safely in an outdoor environment.
• Provide an Annual Health and Medical Record with all portions completed and signed by a qualified health care professional. Obtain the AHMR form at this link: http://www.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/680-001_ABC.pdf. The FAQ page for AHMR use, including information on the BSA requirement for portions A, B and C for Wood Badge courses, is at this link: http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/HealthandSafety/Resources/MedicalFormFAQs.aspx. Camp Alexander is within 30 minutes of a medical facility and is not considered a back country location for AMHR purposes.

Wood Badge 2017

April 21 to April 23, 2017 and

May 19 to May 21, 2017

Position Name Telephone
Council Commissioner Steve Hayes Email
2017 Wood Badge Course Director Robbin Schellhous (719) 660-8786 Email