Wood Badge

Longs Peak Council Wood Badge training is usually held every August on two weekends from Friday morning through Sunday afternoon.

In 2017 the program will be conducted by Longs Peak Council at Ben Delatour Scout Ranch as two sessions on August 4-6 and August 18-20.Ben Delatour Scout Ranch is located 45 miles northwest of Fort Collins, Colorado, near the village of Red Feather Lakes, at an elevation between 7,200 feet and 8,000 feet.  To learn more about Ben Delatour Scout Ranch click here. Driving Map BDSR Camp Phone: 970-881-2144

NOTE: Attendance at both weekend sessions is required to complete this course.


The Purpose:

Wood Badge is the advanced training program for all BSA Leadership (Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity, and Venturing Leaders). Wood Badge is designed to train adult volunteer leaders, as well as Professional Scouters, using the latest leadership skills. Techniques and skills learned will help you become a better leader. Starting in 1919, and continuing today, Wood Badge is the preeminent leadership training offered by the Boy Scouts of America.


In 1911, Baden Powell took the first steps in training Scouting’s adult leaders by organizing a series of lectures for Scouters. He made great strides in the years that followed, culminating in 1919 with the establishment of Wood Badge training. Wood Badge recipients number more than 100,000 and can be found around the world.

Who Should Attend:

Wood Badge has been developed for all Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity Scout and Venturing leaders, as well as council and district leaders. The course content, and team leadership principles introduced apply to Scouters in all leadership positions, both inside and outside of Scouting.


ATTENTION: The final date for registration and fee payment has been extended to July 12th!

Cost: $250 ($50 non-refundable deposit due with registration)
Early Bird Discount: A $25 discount will be offered to the first 30 participants (only) who register and fully pay all fees ($225) not later than June 1, 2017. All course fees must be paid in full by July 1, 2017.

Space is limited to the first 48 participants, so register early!  In the event the application is not accepted, total fees will be refunded. Candidates will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis, until the course reaches required capacity. Alternates will be notified, and placed on a stand-by list … if “stand by” is requested.

Upon receipt, and approval of the application, additional W2-62-17 course information will be sent.

Register Online

2017 Wood Badge Participant Application

W2-62-17 Starts In:

-13Days -21Hours -9Minutes -50Seconds

For More Information:



  • Course Director – Curt Carlson – 307-358-4959
  • Council Staff – Billy Riley – 970-584-2218
  • Course Scribe – Ed Gage – 970-302-3455 (sms)


Wood Badge Scholarship

A registered leader who cannot pay the full cost of attending a Wood Badge Training Course may apply for limited assistance (Scholarship).
Please see the Wood Badge Scholarship Application for more information.