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Sep 14-16, 2018
Wood Badge Training Course C5-197-18
Oct 12-14, 2018
Wood Badge Training Course C5-197-18

Register Now to receive $100 off registration for 2018 Wood Badge Course!!!

What is Wood Badge Training?

If you are ready to take your Scouting experience to the next level, you will not want to miss this adult leader training experience.  Only offered every two years, you will learn and practice new skills including leadership, patrol dynamics, how to communicate with multiple generations, and many new ways to improve your Scouting Unit.  All this while making memories that last a lifetime!  

Wood Badge was originally presented by Lord Baden-Powell as a means of strengthening and preserving the Scouting movement throughout the world.  Since its inauguration in the United States in 1948, thousands of Scouters have participated in Wood Badge and have considered it a mountaintop experience in their Scouting careers.

Today, Wood Badge courses provide advanced leadership development for all Scouting programs; Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Venturing.  The objective of Wood Badge is to demonstrate in a practical way the “aims and methods” of Scouting and to develop Scout spirit through a program of activities. You will live Scouting and be exposed to the application of leadership and Scouting skills as they are applied in the development of leaders and youth.

Who May Attend

Those who are at least 18 years of age, a registered Scout leader (includes male and female Scouters in a Pack, Troop, Crew, Team, District, or Council position), and have completed the basic training courses; New Leader Essentials and Leader Specific for your Scouting position in Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Venturing or Varsity Scout by June 30, 2018.

Course Dates & Location

** You must attend session #1 and session #2 for certification **


Required Pre-Course Meeting:                     Aug. 16, 2018

This informational meeting lasts 2-3 hours and is the best way for you to be prepared for Wood   Badge.  Once just strongly recommended, past participants have urged us to make this meeting required.  Attendance is required.


Session #1 (3 FULL DAYS):                             Sept. 14 – 16, 2018

Patrol Meeting between Weekends:               Determined by each Patrol

Session #2 (3 FULL DAYS):                             Oct. 12 – 14, 2018

Location:                                                           Falley Scout Reservation, Oskaloosa, KS

90 Day Post-Course Meeting:                         March 3, 2019

This meeting lasts 1-2 hours and gives Patrols the chance to reunite, report on ticket status, and speak to their ticket counselor. Enjoy fellowship, have a good meal and participate in the Wood Badge Auction held the same night


The total cost of the course is $240 which includes your food, lodging and course materials.  This application requires a non-refundable deposit of $50.  A participant is NOT considered to be registered for, or guaranteed placement in the course until the course fee is paid in full.  Register online at         

A Question of Money?

If the financial obligation for this training experience is a burden, help is available. Each year at the Wood Badge Dinner held in March, fellow Wood badger come together for fellowship and Auction. Proceeds from the auction that night goes to help with cost for the course. This year due to the generosity from those at the auction. This first 30 participants registered and paid will receive $100 scholarship towards cost to attend the course.  Please contact Jayhawk Area Council at 785-354-8541.


The Wood Badge course is a uniformed activity.  The uniform you wear will be the official field uniform (Class A & B) for your registered Scouting position, which includes Scout shirt, pants/shorts (no jeans), belt, and socks.


While Wood Badge is not a survival course, you will be outdoors with a lot of exercise and activity for two, three-day sessions. Parts A, B, and C of the Health Form must be completed, and submitted, prior to the course.

Jayhawk Area Council’s Wood Badge Practical Course

You will enjoy two, three-day weekend outdoor experience where you will live Scouting.  Those participating are exposed to the application of leadership and Scouting skills as they are applied in the development of Scouts and Scouters. Through living in a Scouting atmosphere for this period of time, you develop a Scouting spirit and zeal for the program that motivates you to do a better job in the Scouting task you have accepted.

Jayhawk Area Council’s Wood Badge Application Period

A maximum of eighteen (18) months is allowed between the course completion and final certification.  During this period, participants “work their ticket” by applying what they have learned, and are then evaluated on their performance.  Completion of ticket goals significantly strengthens the BSA programs in which the Scouter is involved.  Each participant is assigned a ticket counselor who acts as a resource, evaluator, and a Scouting friend. 

Completed ticket applications will be accepted no earlier than six (6) months, and no later than eighteen (18) months following the course completion date.


Although not a recognition program, completion of Wood Badge does serve to recognize leadership.  Recognition for the successful completion of Wood Badge consists of a certificate, a distinctive Wood Badge neckerchief, a woggle (neckerchief slide), and the Wood Badge beads (two wooden beads worn on a thong around the neck).  Each are recognized worldwide as a symbol of practical training and leadership experience.  There are two parts to Wood Badge in the Boy Scouts of America, the practical course and the application period.


If you have fully paid for the course and are unable to attend, a refund may be considered. The entire fee excluding the $50 deposit and a readiness fee of $5.00 to cover handling charges is refundable if requested in writing more than 30 days before the event. After 30 days prior to the event, expenditures are made for program supplies and refunds will not generally be granted. Refund must be approved by the Staff Advisor responsible for the event (or his authorized representative).

If you have questions, please contact:

Bruce Kubie, Course Director

            Phone:  785-431-4250


Alex Mosakowski, Course Advisor

            Phone:  816-877-4326

            Email:   [Click for member's page]



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