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Wood Badge: A Game Changer or Merely Hype?

Attendees often use phrases like 'inspirational' and even 'life-changing' to describe their Wood Badge experience. But is the week-long leadership training experience all that it's cracked up to be? Can a week of camping really have the impact proclaimed by its champions?

Wood Badge for the 21st Century is the modern iteration of an adult training?course that has been evolving since Scouting's first days. Early in the movement, Baden Powell saw the need to provide high quality training to adults, that need hasn't changed.

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Wood Badge Training is for all programs including Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity and Venturing?

Come and Join the Ranks of Effectively Trained Wood Badge Leaders

Don't Wait --- be a Motivated Leader

The Spring Wood Badge Course has been cancelled due to COVID-19. Registrants will have the option to transfer their registration to the Fall Course.  Paul Helman will contact each registrant to present options.

2020 Wood Badge Course Flyer

Date/Location Course Directors Registration

April 24-26 & May 2-3

Camp Lassen
Paul Helman See above

September 18-20 & October 3-4

Camp Lassen
Russ Erickson Opens
April 2020


Top 10 Reasons for you to attend Wood Badge

Why Wood Badge?

Read this wonderful article about the amazing benefits of attending Wood Badge Course (Click Here)

The Best Adult Leader Training Golden Empire Council Has to Offer

update: April 2, 2020


251 Commerce Circle
Sacramento, CA 95815

phone: (916) 929-1417

Hours of Operation:
8:30am - 5:00pm (M-F)
Closed Saturday & Sunday

River City Scout Shop

251 Commerce Circle
Sacramento, CA 95815

phone: (916) 649-1800

Hours of Operation:
9:00am - 5:00pm (M - F)
Closed for lunch 1:00 - 1:30
Closed Saturday and Sunday

NorCal Scout Shop - Chico

3881 Benatar Way, Suite D
Chico, CA 95928

phone: (530) 809-0400

Hours of Operation:
11:00am - 6:00pm (W-F)
10:00am - 2:00pm (Saturday)
Closed Sunday, Monday & Tuesday

Order of the Arrow - Amangi Nacha