70th Anniversary of American Wood Badge Picnic


Aug 26, 2018 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm



Horace A. Moses Scout Reservation
310 Birch Hill Rd
Russell, MA 01071



All Wood Badge course alumni are invited to come to the Moses Scout Reservation to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the 1st Wood Badge course offered in the United States.  Whether you earned your ticket in Western Massachusetts or in another part of the country, we invite you “Back To Gilwell” as we look back on this important Scouting training program, and look towards the opportunities to train our leaders of the future.  


1 PM – Lunch & Social Hour on the Parade Field

2 PM – Opening Remarks & History of the Wood Badge Program in Western MA

2:30 – 4:30 – Games & other social activities

3:30 PM – Tour of recent improvements made to the Moses Scout Reservation

4:30 PM – Alumni Photo

5:00 PM – Departure


$10 (Lunch and refreshments included)

70th Anniversary Award

To help Wood Badge Alumni earn their 70th Anniversary Award, attending alumni are encouraged to donate $7 or $70 to the Western Massachusetts Council Wood Badge Scholarship Fund, which will help defray the cost of the course for future attendees. Details for this award can be found in the award application below.

70th Anniversary Award Application

70th Anniversary Picnic Flyer

Position Name Telephone
Retired Professional Steven Roberts (413) 531-6720
Alumni Chair Vacant
VP for Program John Willemain Email