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Arrival - First Day Of Course

You will need: 

  • To be a currently registered adult leader with your local BSA Council, if not from the Sequoia Council you need approval of your local Scout Executive

  • To arrive at the Parking Lot, BSA Camp Chawanakee, Shaver Lake CA at 7:00 AM, Thursday, September 8th.

  • To be registered in advance & received confirmation that you are part of Wood Badge Course W3-27-16

  • Your Medical Form (with you) A & B & C Medical Form, FAQ's about new Medical Form here.

  • Submit at least one month (instructions on form) in advance the Participant Questionnaire (Download here)

  • Bring your required equipment & clothing. (Download here)

  • Your advance Course Assignment (Download here)

  • An intense & passionate desire to have fun & learn more about Scouting!

  • Map to Camp Chawanakee

Where will I be sleeping?

On the first weekend you will be staying in canvas tents set up for you. On the second weekend you will be sleeping in tents that you will bring. In the event of severe weather, facilities will be made available to reduce discomfort to the candidates as much as possible.

What about meals?

Cooking on the first weekend will be done by Wood Badge staff.  On the second weekend, your patrol will be preparing backpacking type food that your patrol has planned.

What if I need a special diet?

We will attempt to assist with any special dietary needs if we are informed of such needs. Please note your needs on the Personal Resource Questionnaire you will provide to the Course Director.

However, as the weather at Camp Chawanakee (in Sept) can be unpredictable, candidates should be prepared for cold and/or wet weather and you are encouraged to bring whatever clothing, raingear and camping equipment you may need to stay warm and dry."

Are there any medical requirements for the course?

There are NO medical limitations that will prevent you from participating in the course, however a BSA medical form is required for us to have complete information. FAQ's about new Medical Form here.

Medical Form

What uniform do I need to wear during the course?

Uniform during the course shall either be a full BSA field uniform for your position in Scouting, OR an activity uniform that will consist of a course shirt that you will be issued upon arrival for the course, and official Scout pants, belt and socks. More information on uniforming will be provided by the Course Director.

What gear do I need to bring?

See the personal equipment list. Click here for list.

What will the weather be like?

The Course Director of every Wood Badge course is instructed to order good weather for his/her course!!

However, as the weather at Camp Chawanakee (in Sept) can be unpredictable, candidates should be prepared for cold and/or wet weather and you are encouraged to bring whatever clothing, raingear and camping equipment you may need to stay warm and dry."

I would like to know about the history of Wood Badge! Click here to download.

How do I sign up?

You need to submit a registration form to the Sequoia Council Office.