Advanced Training for Scout Leaders

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What is Wood Badge?

Wood Badge training was begun by Baden Powell in 1919 as a way to assure that the leaders of Scout Troops were properly trained. Since then, Wood Badge training has been held worldwide providing advanced leader training to thousands of Scout Leaders. … Continue reading →

Who Should Go to Woodbadge?

Wood Badge is considered the premier leadership training course for Scout Leaders. Wood Badge for the 21st Century is available to all registered leaders of the Scouting program. Of all the parents and adults connected to Scouting, there tends to be … Continue reading →

Why should I go to Wood Badge?

Experience shows that the youth in units with Wood Badge trained leaders will stay in Scouting longer, accomplish more, and have more fun. The skills that you will learn at Wood Badge will not only make your job as a … Continue reading →

When is Wood Badge?

May 25-27 and June 7-9 2019. Both sessions begin at 7:30 AM on the start date and finish by 5:30 PM on the end date. An application phase of several months follows the course during which leaders apply the specific … Continue reading →

It is the goal of the BSA that every leader attend Wood Badge within two years of registering as an adult leader.  Leaders who successfully complete both parts of the training are recognized with the Wood Badge beads, woggle slide, and neckerchief.