For the first time ever, Philmont offers Wood Badge in Spanish

Todos los Scouts se merece un líder entrenado.

In other words, “Every Scout deserves a trained leader.”

The statement is true in any language, and now, Scout leaders who are more comfortable speaking Spanish can take the highest level of adult leader training, Wood Badge, at a first-of-its-kind national Spanish-language Wood Badge course taught at the Philmont Training Center in Cimarron, N.M.

The course, held in conjunction with the Asociación de Scouts de México, takes place July 29 to Aug. 4, 2012. Read on for all the details.

Like all Wood Badge courses, participants at Spanish Wood Badge will learn new leadership skills and how to apply them to their pack, troop, team, or crew; leave with a better understanding of Scouting’s values; and revitalize their commitment to Scouting by sharing in an inspirational experience.

After their week at Philmont, participants will complete “ticket” items meant to better themselves, their Scout unit, and their community.

Spanish Wood Badge

WHERE: Philmont Training Center in Cimarron, N.M.

WHEN: July 29 to Aug. 4, 2012

HOW MUCH: $400, which includes everything but transportation to Philmont

LEARN MORE: At the official site or by contacting Oscar Santoyo in the Program Impact Department at 972-580-2488 or via email.

REGISTER: Visit the English registration page or the Spanish registration page

OFFICIAL FLYER: Click here to download (PDF).


A Spanish Wood Badge course at Philmont is new, but the BSA has offered adult-leader training in Spanish for a while now.

This page collects all of these Spanish-language training resources.

Clarification: A previous version of this post indicated this was the first Spanish-language Wood Badge course in history, but I have since learned (from Mike W. and others) that the Puerto Rico Council and other local councils have offered a Spanish-language course for some time. I’ve changed the post to indicate this is the first one held at Philmont. 

Photo by Flickr user Hyougushi.

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