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Earn this special patch to celebrate 70 years of Wood Badge in U.S.

24-Jan-2018 11:32 AM | Michael Brand (Administrator)

On July 31, 1948, William “Green Bar Bill” Hillcourt served as Scoutmaster at the first official Wood Badge course in the United States.

Seventy years later, Wood Badge has grown into an essential training experience for adult volunteers. You’ll find proud Wood Badge alumni — myself included — in every council in the country.

Celebrate the 70th anniversary of Wood Badge in the United States with a special award available only in 2018.

The American Wood Badge Alumni 70th Anniversary Service Award can be earned by completing five of the nine requirements listed below. Think of this like a second, easier-to-complete Wood Badge ticket. (The actual Wood Badge ticket is a series of five projects that benefit local Scouting. After the in-person course, Wood Badgers complete these ticket items to receive their beads.)

To receive the 70th Anniversary Service Award, you might participate in a;

  • council Wood Badge gathering
  • volunteer at a BSA training event (BSA Certified Angling Instructor Training Course, BSA Angling Educator Training Course, UOS Fishing Education Course preferred....  
  • donate $7 or $70 to your council’s Wood Badge scholarship fund,
  • become a member of Scouting Alumni and Friends.

Applications must be completed by Dec. 31, 2018. Award recipients get a commemorative certificate and the special patch seen above.


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