SBR’s Inaugural NationalWOOD BADGE Course #BSA-20-1


January 20-24, 2020

The NEW UPDATED Wood Badge Curriculum

The first time ever to feature two linked troops, one all-female and one all-male, under one troop committee that mirrors Scouts BSA in this inaugural national course. Updated modules include some:
→ new themes
→ new leadership competencies
→ new material
→ new delivery methods

You will acquire leadership tools for use in your positions in scouting, business, callings and home…all delivered by national top-level trainers deeply involved in the development of Wood Badge in the BSA.


Winter 2020…This course duration is 5 days exclusive of travel days. A welcome dinner will be provided at the scenic overlook above Summit Center the night before the course begins on Sunday Jan 19th. You will be treated with a brief history of SBR with insights from those involved in the original site selection process & design of the Summit.

The course concludes Friday evening the 24th, with the option of staying for a relaxed departure on the 25th.


Designed to mirror linked troops in Scouts BSA. Join our all-female or all-male troop under one troop committee for this exceptional experience by top-level national trainers.

Course Directors:

Red Troop-All Female: Christine Perry
Blue Troop-All Male: Dave Savone


Yeager Airport in Charleston WV is the closest airport serving major airlines. It is an hour northwest of SBR. Flights are limited, so watch your timing. The Charlotte NC airport is a 3.5-hour drive to the SE…all freeway. You are on your own arranging transportation to the Summit. GPS systems always find the “Glen Jean Post Office” near the Summit’s 24/7 gate, or use Lat: 37° 53′ N Longitude: 81° 06′ W

Note: The BSA’s “JW & Hazel Ruby West Virginia Welcome Center” located on the Rte #19 parkway at WV mile marker 6.0. (North Beckley exit off I-77) will be closed on Sunday arrival day.

SCHEDULE: All are invited to join us Sunday afternoon in time for dinner at the Summit overlook. The course begins PROMPTLY Monday morning at 8am. The course will wrap up on Friday evening the 24th…but participants may depart at their leisure the next day if desired. Fliers out of Charleston should plan to depart SBR at least two hours prior to flight time.


J.W. And Hazel Ruby West Virginia Welcome Center

Summit Bechtel Reserve North Entrance


Register Here


Course is $490.00 *

*You will receive a $100.00 credit for your unit should you bring a crew of 8 or more (incl. adults) to the Summit for a High Adventure venue in 2020. That is $100 back per unit!
Deposit of $100.00 due by Oct. 1, 2019 Register early…this course will fill quickly!

Requirements to attend:

  • Current on Youth Protection Training (YPT expires every two years)
  • Be trained in the position in which you serve.
  • A full Field Uniform to wear.
  • Current registration with the BSA
  • 18 years or older for participants