As an accomplished Eagle Scout from a troop of Wood Badgers and an adult that has had too many corporate leadership courses to count, I was skeptical of those that said Wood Badge would change my life.  I was 100% wrong!  The way full week course is designed and executed by the well-trained staff is AMAZING!  It’s not a lecture, a workshop, or a retreat…it’s all of those and then some, but done in a way that has a feeling all to its own.  It is a week-long, 24x7 experience that will challenge you, teach you, and motivate you become a better person in every aspect of your life. 


Also, I thought Wood Badge is only for the experienced Scouter.  Not true at all.  One of the many fascinating aspects of the course is that is well-suited for all Scouters of any experience level and any unit type.  


A lot of my feelings about Wood Badge are hard to put into words that do it justice, but maybe the best way to describe it is to say that Wood Badge magic is real!  Give yourself the reward of taking Wood Badge 133…you owe it to yourself and you deserve it.” 



                     Gavin Worthy, Asst. Scoutmaster – Troop 577, Wood Badge 130

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"Thank you so much for encouraging me to attend Wood badge at Philmont. I've had several leadership courses through the military, but this was far above them. The staff was awesome and I met so many new friends. I am excited to put what I have learned to use."

Jennifer Berquist - Wood Badge 130