Wood Badge
Course 12-509-24

August 16-18, 2024
 September 7-8, 2024

Discover the Fun and Adventure in Leadership with Wood Badge Training.

Looking to elevate your leadership skills while having a blast? Wood Badge is the perfect mix of fun, adventure, and learning. This premier leadership program, designed for Scouting volunteers, transforms your leadership journey into an unforgettable experience.

Over the course of two weekends, you’ll not only delve into advanced leadership concepts but also engage in exciting activities, games, and team-building exercises. It’s learning by doing, and doing it with joy and enthusiasm!

Imagine participating in outdoor adventures, creative problem-solving challenges, and lively discussions, all in the company of fellow Scouters who share your passion and spirit. Wood Badge is not your typical training program; it’s a vibrant, dynamic, and fun-filled adventure that will leave you inspired, energized, and ready to apply your new skills in your Scouting role and beyond.

By joining this Wood Badge Course, you’re signing up for more than just leadership training; you’re stepping into an experience that celebrates the joy and spirit of Scouting. It’s an opportunity to connect, laugh, and grow with a diverse group of individuals who, like you, are committed to making a difference.

Ready for a fun-filled journey into the heart of leadership? Wood Badge is calling your name. Embrace the adventure and transform your approach to leadership with a smile!


Merit Badge Pamphlets now available in pdf!

All Merit Badge Pamphlets are now available online as pdf’s.  No more purchasing Merit Badge pamphlets!

We hope this helps in a time when everything else is going up in price! 

Cub Scout Den Leader Meeting Resources

We are excited to be able to provide these video resources to our new and experienced den leaders.  We are thankful for several local councils that put these videos together! Below are two links.  One is linked to an orientation video for den leaders to show them how to use these videos.  The other is a link to the video resources and Scoutbook resources.

Invite your Friends to Join Scouting!

Scouting gives young people the opportunity to explore a world beyond the boundaries of everyday life. It presents them with chances to try new things, provide service to others, build self-confidence and develop leadership skills. These experiences help Scouts while they are young, and stay with them throughout their adult lives, helping them to grow into exceptional men and women who respect their families, communities, religions, countries and themselves and are Prepared. For Life.


New Volunteers

As a new adult leader in the Scouting program, we are committed to get you the resources that you need to put on a quality Scouting program for your Scouts. Program Resources and information on the PA Act 15 (volunteer clearances) are available on this site. Please note that all new leaders need to have the clearances prior to becoming a Scout leader. Please use the Volunteer Background Check Upload Portal to upload the needed forms in pdf format.

New Youth Protection Training Required for All New Leaders

Effective October 1, 2018, a new Youth Protection Training will be required for all leaders at the time of registration.

New and Convenient Ways to Order Supplies and Advancements

Packs, Troops, Crews and others may now opt to send their trading post orders for badges, books, advancements, etc. to Bucktail Council Trading Post. This will allow us to have orders ready for you before you arrive to pick them up.

This fall the Bucktail Council will be unveiling a new ordering system that will allow customers to order Bucktail Council-related items online and, either have orders set aside for pickup, or shipped to you directly.
National Supply also has a website for units and individuals to order supplies and advancements while having them shipped directly to your house at www.ScoutShop.org.
We look forward to serving you!

Go to BeaScout.org to find the Nearest Scouting Program!

Go to BeaScout.org to find out how you can sign up for Scouting! Just type in your zip code and a Google Map with pins will appear with the programs in your area. There will also be contact information for the Pack so that you can call or email for more information. You can also contact the Council Service Center at 814-371-5650.

Camp Mountain Run Facilities Rental System!

Camp Mountain Run uses a state of the art Facility Rental System for your use.  While the system is very intuitive, we have posted 3 short orientation videos on how to use the system. We are very happy to be able to serve your needs and this solution has been thoroughly reviewed by our council and many others as one of the best camp reservation systems out there.
We offer an email based form of contact, called MailChimp. You can join our email list by clicking on the “Join Email List”. We do our best to not overwhelm you with emails and send only related emails to your interests. We do not sell our list to any other third parties.