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Spring Wood Badge Course


As some of you may know, I am the senior patrol leader for this year’s Spring Wood Badge course. We’re in the process of recruiting participants and we need to have at least 30 people signed up 30 days before class starts. We’re a few short and we have until March 3rd. I know a couple of you have shown interest – and a couple have registered (thank you!) but we would sure appreciate it if more of our adult volunteers joined us ASAP at McNeil Scout Ranch at Peaceful Valley for two absolutely fun-filled weekends, April 5-7, 2024, and April 20-21, 2024. Burke Benton is our Course Director, not to mention a world class bagpipe player! The cost of Wood Badge is $350, but there are scholarships to be found at the unit, district or council level. Just ask our interim treasurer. The more leaders and adult volunteers in our unit with Wood Badge training, the better off our Scouts will be!

If you’re not sure, Wood Badge is Scouting’s premier adult training course and leadership experience designed for ALL Cub Scout, Scouts BSA, Venturing, and Sea Scout leaders.. Lord Baden-Powell originally designed it so that Scouters could learn the skills and methods of Scouting. The modern Wood Badge course focuses on strengthening every volunteer’s ability to work with and lead groups of youth and adults. The lessons provided on course would cost as much as two to three times the same ones offered in the business world – and can be applied to all the same facets of your life, including family and personal relationships. Not to mention that it’s all accomplished in a positive and joyful atmosphere.

2024 Spring Course

If you’re unsure or hesitant, know that I was too when I first considered it some eight years ago. I finally signed up for it 2016 and my only regret was that I had waited. So, please click the link above and sign up today!
And please feel free to contact me with any questions, or to let me know that you registered. Thanks!

Yours in Scouting,

Jon C Strauss

Scoutmaster, Troop 640
SPL for Troop One, Gilwell

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