Wood Badge

Course Information


Westmoreland-Fayette Council, BSA

Weekend 1

August 20-22, 2021

Beginning FRIDAY at 7:30 am
Ending SUNDAY by 5:00 pm

Weekend 2

September 25-26, 2021

Beginning SATURDAY at 7:30 am
Ending SUNDAY by 5:00 pm

Both weekends will be held at Camp Conestoga

Eberly Scout Reservation- 639 Buck Run Road, Somerset Pa 15501

All sessions must be attended.

Cost:  $280.00

Early Bird cost of $265 if paid in full by June 1, 2021

A deposit of $80 is required within 30 days of your registration to secure your spot

Contact Course Director Keith Kifer

724-454-1272 or kifer1954@gmail.com

Limited space available- register today!
What is Wood Badge?

Reflecting on the best of nearly a century of Scouting experience, Wood Badge draws upon the most current leadership models used by corporate America, academic circles and successful
organizations throughout the country.

Wood Badge training was begun by Baden Powell in 1919 as a way to ensure that the leaders of Scout troops were properly trained.  Since then, Wood Badge has been held worldwide, providing
advanced leadership training to thousands of Scout Leaders.

Wood Badge builds upon the best traditions and experiences of the Boy Scouts of America and also draws from a wide range of courses within and beyond the bounds of Scouting to present the latest in leadership theory and team development.

Who Should Attend?
Wood Badge is designed to meet the advanced leadership needs of all Scouters, particularly unit level Scouters, such as Cub
Leaders, Scoutmasters and assistants, Venturing  Crew Advisors, Committee Chairs and members. Additionally, Scouters serving at the district and council levels can achieve greater effectiveness through Wood Badge.

To attend a Wood Badge Course, individuals must:

  1. Be registered members of the Boy Scouts of America. (Youth 18 and older may attend as long as the appropriate Youth
    Protection guidelines are followed.  They do not need to be
    registered in an adult leadership role.)
  2. Have completed the Basic Training courses for their Scouting position.
  3. Be capable of functioning safely in an outdoor environment. All participants are required to complete the Annual Health and Medical Record form.

We promise you a high-performance leadership
training, a unique learning opportunity, and a truly
great Wood Badge experience.

Here’s what some local Volunteers who have completed Wood Badge have to say:

“Wood Badge was by far the best Scouting training experience I have even had. Not just due to the wealth of knowledge gained, but also the life long friendships made with the fellow Scouters in my patrol. Go foxes of N4-512-13!!!!”
Jim Jackson, Latrobe Pa

“The most fun you can have while learning how to work as a team and teach others later on.  You won’t regret this amazing opportunity.”
Julie Olson, Greensburg Pa

Wood Badge is the premium training that Scouting offers to any leader.  It taught me the complexity of the changing times and how it affects everyone.  For myself, it was one of the best, intense training, that builds knowledge, leadership, and friendship with people in Scouting all over the region.  It is very welcoming to all!”
Paul Kosko, Greensburg Pa

“Wood Badge gives you the tools you need to teach leadership skills to our youth.

It also promotes personal growth making you a better Scouter.  Remember every youth deserves a trained leader.”

John Schuerman, Greensburg, Pa


“Woodbadge is the best way to learn how to be a leader in Scouting, your community and have fun doing it.”

Mike Blasko VP Program, Scottdale Pa


“I was still relatively new to the Boy Scouts of America when I took Wood Badge.  It provided me with not only a foundational knowledge of the Scouting program, but more importantly, the background and skills that enabled me to become a better leader.  I have never regretted taking this course and highly recommend it to every Scouter”
Sara Bednarofsky, North Huntingdon, Pa

Some employers and community organizations may consider offsetting some of the fees for their employees or members to attend Wood Badge.  For an informational flyer to share with these organizations, please click the button below.