Wood Badge Training

Sep 17-19, 2021 and Oct 2-3 2021 at Camp Schoellkopf

Presented by Greater Niagara Frontier Council

What is Wood Badge?

Reflecting 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 insure 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.

Where is Our Next Course Taking Place?

The Greater Niagara Frontier Council will host the 2020 Wood Badge Course on Sep 17-19, 2021 and Oct 2-3 2021 at Camp Schoellkopf.

You must be present at both weekends, the 1st weekend begins at 7:30 am on Friday, Sep 17, 2021 and concludes between 5:30 - 6:00 pm on Sunday, Sep 19th.  The 2nd weekend  begins at 7:00 am on Saturday, Oct 2, 2021 and concludes between 5:00 - 5:30 pm on Sunday, Oct 3rd. You MUST attend all dates listed above to successfully complete the course. During the weekends you will be developing a series of goals that you would like to accomplish in your Scouting job during the application phase. Once you have accomplished your goals to your satisfaction and that of the assigned counselor the WOOD BADGE will be awarded.

What is the Cost?

The course fee will be $300 (if paid in full by June 1, 2020 the cost will be $260, $285 till August 1st). The cost includes the cost of all meals and training materials. Full Payment is encouraged at the time of registration.  However; to insure a place in the course, a minimum deposit of $75 is due at time of registration.

Why Attend?

By taking Wood Badge, Scouters will acquire valuable tools such as listening, communicating, conflict
management, project planning and leading change. Participants will better learn to understand and
appreciate diversity and differences in our society. They will learn skills that will make them a better Scout
leader. Units with trained leaders are able to deliver an improved program and a more meaningful experience for the youth Scouting serves.

By attending Wood Badge, the participants will internalize the 5 themes of Wood Badge: Living the Values, Growing, Connecting, Guiding, Empowering.

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.

Ready to register or look at the Application.  Please click on the links below.

Wood Badge N3-380-20 Online Registration | Click

VFW Wood Badge Scholarship Program | Download 

Wood Badge N3-380-20 Campership Application | Download


Refund requests up to September 1, 2021 will be subject to a $50 cancellation fee. Refund request after September 1st will be subject to a $75 cancellation fee.  $150 cancellation fee the day of the course. Refunds will be made after the completion of the course in October.

For additional information, please contact the Course Director or Advisor via e-mail or phone at the information below.

Course Director: Mike Hirsch (716)570-5696 mhirsch.659@gmail.com

Course Advisor: Bob Blatz (716)512-6215 bob.blatz@scouting.org