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Come take your scouting journey to the next level during the Late Summer and Fall of '23


Muskingum Valley Council Course Dates
 
Weekend 1 : AUGUST 11-13, 2023
Weekend 2 : SEPTEMBER 16-17, 2023
 
For Additional Information Contact Matt Winland
 
What is Woodbadge?
Wood Badge is a training course for Scouters which finally results in their receiving a certificate, a small neckerchief, a leather slide, and two small wooden beads on a leather thong. Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting, directed the first course in 1919 and gave each of the participants one of the beads which he had captured from the African chieftain Dinizulu. Thus did the course name develop, for its symbol was literally a badge of wood.
Wood Badge is, further, Scouting’s premier training course. Baden-Powell designed it so that Scouters could learn, in as practical a way possible, the skills and methods of Scouting. It is first and foremost, learning by doing. The members of the course are formed into patrols and these into a troop.  The entire troop lives in the out-of-doors for a week, camping, cooking their own meals, and practicing Scout skills.