Are You Prepared?
The motto of the Boy Scouts of America is “Be Prepared”. As we get closer to Wood Badge, we hope you’ll take some time to prepare for course. We have setup this page to help you know what you need to do and when you should complete it as the weeks and months pass before your course begins. As you work through this checklist, you will be more prepared when you come to Wood Badge and your experience will be that much more enjoyable. Don’t delay, many of these steps can and should be completed immediately after you have registered for course. If at any time you have questions, don’t hesitate to ask.
Step 1 - Register
Your first step is to register for Course. Use your email address to create an account and fill out the registration information through the link below. If you are receiving funds from a ward/stake for payment, click the mailbox icon on the payment page. This will reserve your spot and you can send in payment later. You will be emailed a copy of your reciept.
Step 2 - Questionnaire
To give you the best experience possible, we need to gather some information from you. When you fill out the Personal Resource Questionnaire you can inform us of dietary needs or food allergies, previous scouting positions, and more. Click the link below to fill out the personal resource questionnaire and contact us if you have questions.
Step 3 - Pay Fees
All fees are due no later than August 1, 2018 but we would encourage you to pay them ASAP so that we can have an accurate account for course. You can download a reimbursement form to give to wards/stakes as many will help with the cost of your registration fee. You can also pay using a credit card through your login created at registration.
Step 4 - Register for a Scouting Position
If you currently have a scouting position it’s likely you are already registered. If you are not in a scouting position, you can register as a Merit Badge counselor for your District. Once registered, all adult leaders need to complete Youth Protection Training before coming to course.
Step 5 - Complete your Physical
You will need to have a BSA Health Form when you come to course. Your health form is valid for 12 months so if you have one filled out after September 22, 2017 you can bring it and it will be valid. Parts A, B and C are needed for Wood Badge and don’t forget…Part C requires a signature from your physician.
Step 6 - Get a Uniform
The main dress code for course will be the BSA uniform. If you are in a scouting position you should consider buying one. If you do not have a scouting position, there are many options available so you don’t have to purchase one just for this training. Ask around your unit or if you are still struggling, let us know and we’ll see how we can help.
Step 7 - Equipment Checklist
Review the equipment checklist to ensure you have everything you need prior to course. You will be able to download the equipment checklist as well. If you have questions about certain things feel free to contact us directly. You can also check the FAQ’s page for answers to other questions on items to bring.
Step 8 - Twenty Questions
As a final assignment prior to course we encourage you to fill out the 20 questions form. This assignment is an opportunity to reflect on your own personal attributes and goals. NOBODY BUT YOU will see the answers to these questions. It is only for you to gain perspective of a before and after course assessment.