Article I: Name and Purpose

Section 1: Name

The name of this organization shall be the Woodcraft League of America℠ (hereinafter referred to as “the League”).

Section 2: Purpose

The purpose of the League is to promote outdoor education, leadership development, and environmental stewardship among its members. The League aims to provide a platform for individuals of all ages to connect with nature, develop practical skills, and foster a deep appreciation for the natural world.

Article II: Membership

Section 1: Eligibility

Membership in the League is open to individuals who share a passion for outdoor activities, environmental conservation, and the values upheld by the League. Membership is voluntary and shall not be restricted based on age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or abilities.

Section 2: Rights and Responsibilities

a. Members have the right to participate in League activities, events, and programs.

b. Members are responsible for upholding the principles, values, and Code of Conduct of the League.

c. Members are encouraged to contribute actively to the growth and success of the League through their ideas, skills, and dedication.

Section 3: Termination of Membership

Membership may be terminated by written request from the member or by a decision of the League’s leadership, subject to the provisions outlined in the League’s policies and procedures.

Article III: Tribes and Lodges

Section 1: Tribes

a. Tribes are local groups within each state, responsible for organizing activities and promoting the goals of the League.

b. Each Tribe shall have the autonomy to set its own schedule, activities, and membership requirements, provided they align with the values and purpose of the League.

Section 2: Lodges

a. Lodges are established to assist and support local Tribes in their activities and initiatives.

b. Lodges shall provide guidance, resources, and mentorship to Tribes, fostering a sense of community and shared learning.

Article IV: Governance

Section 1: Board of Advisors

a. The League shall have a Board of Advisors, comprised of experienced members and leaders in the outdoor education and environmental conservation fields.

b. The Board of Advisors shall provide guidance, advice, and oversight to the League’s operations and strategic direction.

Section 2: Decision-Making Process

a. The League’s decision-making process shall be guided by a spirit of collaboration, consensus-building, and democratic principles.

b. Decisions regarding significant organizational matters, such as changes to the by-laws, shall be made by the League’s leadership in consultation with the Board of Advisors.

Article V: Amendments

Section 1: Amendment Procedure

a. These by-laws may be amended by a majority vote of the League’s leadership, in consultation with the Board of Advisors.

b. Proposed amendments shall be shared with the membership for review and input prior to the vote.

Section 2: Notification

a. Members shall be notified of proposed amendments and given a reasonable period for review and comment.

b. The final version of the amended by-laws shall be communicated to the membership and made available for reference.

Article VI: Dissolution

In the event of dissolution of the League, any remaining assets shall be distributed as determined by the League’s leadership.

These by-laws are hereby adopted and shall be effective as of the date they are approved by the League’s leadership.


Signature: Robert Wayne Yeager, Jr.

Date: March 14, 2021