You're Invited!

The Greater Tampa Bay Area Council will hold Wood Badge course S4-89-17-2 during fall 2017, and you are invited to register and participate! The course will take place over two weekends: September 15-17 at Sand Hill Scout Reservation and October 7-9 and October 27-29 at Flaming Arrow Scout Reservation. The dates and Weekend 1 location were adjusted due to Hurricane Irma.

The all-inclusive course fee is $225. Register online here. For more information, please contact the Course Director.

Wood Badge is the premier council-level adult leadership development course offered by the Boy Scouts of America. The ultimate purpose of Wood Badge is to help adult leaders deliver the highest quality Scouting program to young people to help them achieve their highest potential. It is the goal of the Boy Scouts of America for every registered adult leader to complete Wood Badge training within two years of joining.

Wood Badge teaches contemporary leadership and team-building skills in a comfortable outdoor and indoor setting over a period of two weekends. Participants begin their experience as Cub Scouts, then bridge over into Boy Scouts and form patrols. During the course you will take part in numerous presentations, discussions, and activities that explore and advance a wide range of leadership philosophies and tools. A key area of exploration is the process of team development. With this in mind, you will learn to apply appropriate leadership strategies that enable teams to reach their highest levels of performance.

Wood Badge is presented in two phases. The first part of the program is the practical phase. This consists of six days over two full weekends (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and Saturday, Sunday, and Monday) at camp plus at least one patrol meeting between the weekends. The second part of the program, the application phase, occurs after the weekends and consists of applying the skills you learn at Wood Badge to your position in Scouting. This phase is also referred to as "working your ticket."

Join the rich legacy of Wood Badge training in the Greater Tampa Bay Area Council. Register today!