Wood Badge

What is Wood Badge?

Wood Badge is Scouting's most advanced training course focusing on leadership, personal and team development. Inspired by Robert Baden-Powell, who is the founder of the Boy Scouts. Wood Badge has provided the ultimate training for thousands of leaders around the world.

Who should attend Wood Badge?

Wood Badge is intended for all leadership positions, volunteer and professional, across all Scouting's programs.

  • Cub Scout
  • Boy Scout
  • Exploring
  • Venturing
  • Sea Scouts
  • Council and District positions


How will You benefit?

  • Gain an understanding of leadership skills through communication, planning, and team development.
  • Make a positivie impact in the quality of your scouting program which will benefit the youth that we serve to, "become honorable men and women, prepared to face the challenges of tomorrow and lead others to make a positive impact on the world." - Vision 2022



  • The course fee is $275.00. All payments are due by April 30th, or you may be subject to a $20.00 late fee. 

  • All food, instructional material and recognition items are included in the fee.

  • The course is limited to 56 participants 


  • Be registered as an adult leader in the BSA.
  • Complete the training course specific for your Scouting position including Youth Protection Training.
  • Provide the Annual Health & Medical Record Parts A,B, and C valid through the final day of the 2018 course session.
  • Bring to the course an eagerness to learn and willingness to have a lot of fun.


Course Dates

Dates: May 10-12 & May 17-19 2018


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