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Wood Badge 2017 Weekend #1

Wood Badge 2017 Weekend #1
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Defuniak Springs, FL 32433, US
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Wood Badge Course Information


Sign up and fully pay early!  The course is limited to 48 participants.  A waiting list will be created in the order that full payment is received.   Anyone wishing to have a refund must request it in writing from the Course Director.


Printable application: Wood Badge 2017 application.pdf



2017 Course

1st Weekend – February 10th-12th

2nd Weekend – February 24th-26th


Location for courses (current plan):

1st Weekend: Spanish Trail Scout Reservation,

 Camp Euchee, Defuniak Springs, FL


2nd Weekend: Spanish Trail Scout Reservation,

 Camp Jambo, Defuniak Springs, FL


Note: The weekends start Friday morning and end early in the evening on Sunday. You must be able to attend both weekends in their entirety.




Course Director

Ted Spangenberg, Jr.

(850) 338-3301


Cost:  $250 (First 48 fully paid will attend)







Fees include all food, camping insurance, program materials, 2 t-shirts and 1 hat, administrative costs.  Fee is not refundable after 30 Days prior to start of course.


Extra t-shirts can be pre-ordered for short sleeve shirts $15 a shirt or $18 for XXL or XXXL and long sleeve are $17 a shirt and $20 for XXL and XXXL. Extra hats can be pre-ordered for $12 each.


Physical Medical Examination for all Wood Badge participants: Wood Badge is a Scouting event that requires a medical examination within one year of the course start date. 




In 1911, Baden-Powell took the first steps in training Scouting’s adult leaders by organizing a series of lectures for Scouters.  He made great strides in the years that followed, culminating in 1919 with the establishment of lized in corporate America and leading government organizations that are relevant to our values-based movement.

  • Apply the skills you learn from your participation as a member of a successful working team.
  • Revitalize your commitment to Scouting by sharing in an overall inspirational experience that helps provide Scouting with the leadership it needs to accomplish its mission on an ongoing basis.



How is WOOD BADGE Presented?


Wood Badge consists of two phases.  The first is the practical phase.  This consists of two full weekends at camp plus one patrol meeting between the weekends. The second, or application phase, occurs after the weekend trainings and consists of “working your ticket”, a set of 5 Scouting-related goals.



What is the WOOD BADGE Ticket


The primary purpose of the Wood Badge experience is to strengthen Scouting in units, districts, and the council.  The Wood Badge “ticket” represents your commitment to complete a set of personal goals related to your Scouting position.  These goals will significantly strengthen the program in which you are involved. In addition, the ticket gives you an opportunity to practice and demonstrate a working knowledge of the leadership and team skills presented during the course.  You should complete your Wood Badge ticket no later than 18 months after the practical phase of the course.





How am I Recognized once finished?


Upon completion of the Wood Badge ticket, as certified by your Troop Guide and the Scout Executive, you will be presented your Wood Badge certificate, neckerchief, woggle, and beads at an appropriate public ceremony.


Many Scouters consider Wood Badge to be one of the highlights of their Scouting careers.  It has served as a source of training and inspiration to thousands.  In return, Wood Badge participants have positively affected the lives of millions of America’s youth.



Who Attends WOOD BADGE?


Wood Badge for the 21st Century has been developed for all Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity Scout and Venturing Leaders, as well as council and district leaders.  The course content, and team and leadership principles introduced apply to Scouters in all leadership positions. Wood Badge provides a common foundation of leadership and team skills used throughout all program areas.


What are the course qualifications


To attend a Wood Badge course, you must:

  1. Be a registered adult member of the Boy Scl is required for all participants.
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