Wood Badge

When the Boy Scouts of America introduced the new Training Continuum in 2001, the third part of that continuum was to complete Wood Badge for the 21st Century within 2 years of becoming a registered BSA Leader.

What is Wood Badge?

Wood Badge is the BSA’s training course for adult leaders, and it’s for new and experienced Scouters alike. Wood Badge is held every two to three years in our council and is conducted over two three-day weekends. In Wood Badge participants expand their base of knowledge and skills required to provide a complete and rewarding scouting experience to the youth that we serve.

Is Wood Badge a stress-free vacation? No. But for a vacation that tests your limits, gives meaning to your time spent in Scouting and makes your job as a leader easier, just say yes to Scouting’s pre-eminent training course for adults.

Your deluxe six-day, all-inclusive Wood Badge experience comes with decades of Scouting knowledge, a skilled and helpful staff and a guided tour through the entire Scouting program from Tiger Cubs to Venturing. And the price? Less than a single night costs at that fancy resort with the pool.

Wood Badge is expertly designed to stress you out, tie you in knots and take you on the same emotional roller coaster we put our Scouts on as they advance in the program.

In other words, you might not leave Wood Badge feeling relaxed, but you’re guaranteed to be recharged and ready to tackle any problem your Scouts throw your way. And it just might be the most fun you’ll ever have as a Scout leader.

Who may participate in Wood Badge?

Any Scouter who is fully trained for his/her currently registered position in Scouting is encouraged to attend Wood Badge.

When: Next course Spring 2022

April 1 – 3 and April 22 – 24, 2022