Every Scout deserves a trained leader!
We expect the best from our Scouts, and they should expect no less from us. Leadership is a key to a great Scouting program. To provide this leadership we as Scouters need to have the right tools and resources. Wood Badge is the answer to helping you in all these areas. Treat yourself to this adventure!
Wood Badge is a great opportunity for adult Scout leaders to challenge ourselves to become better leaders in all that we do!
Our promise to you is a course that provides Knowledge, Leadership skills, Friendship, Camaraderie, and most of all Fun!
Our vision is to provide a high-quality course, presented by a high-performance team of trained staff to a diverse audience of participants.
Our goal is to empower you to provide quality programs to our youth!
Any registered member (18 and older) of the Boy Scouts of America, at any experience level, who has completed the basic training course related to their Scouting position can attend Wood Badge
Come be part of the Wood Badge experience! Click here to learn more about Wood Badge or
Carrie Decman Jones
NST6-660-24 Course Director
No Camping Experience Required
Wood Badge is about leadership development, NOT outdoor skills—no camping experience is required.
On the ﬁrst weekend, you will stay in the Boeger Leadership Lodge and all meals will be prepared for you, so you can focus on learning new skills.
On the second weekend, you will camp and cook a few simple meals with your patrol.
If you are not an experienced camper, do not worry, you will have plenty of experienced patrol and staﬀ members to help ensure you are comfortable and having a great time.
5 Day Schedule
7:00 am – Friday, May 3rd through
5:30 pm – Sunday, May 5th
7:00 am – Saturday, June 8th through
5:30 pm – Sunday, June 9th
Attendance at both weekends is required. In addition, attendees will need to hold a small group meeting between the two weekend sessions.
Blackhawk Area Council is subsidizing the overall cost ($365) of Wood Badge by providing a $25 discount through generous donations and funds collected from previous Wood Badge dinner and auctions. With this $25 discount built into the price below and the additional $25 early bird discount (when registered and paid in full by March 15) the Blackhawk Area Council is able to offer participants the opportunity to attend Wood Badge for $315.
Payment in Full:
$315 (Before 3/15/24)
$340 (After 3/15/24)
Registration requires a non-refundable $75 deposit, which holds your spot and allows us to begin ordering course materials.
Financial Assistance Available Upon Request
Checks Payable to: Blackhawk Area Council
Attn: Wood Badge NST6-660-24
Blackhawk Area Council
2820 McFarland Road
Rockford, IL 61107