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What is Wood Badge?

Wood Badge is the Boy Scouts of America’s advanced, national leadership course open only to Scouting volunteers and professionals. Scouters from Cub Scouting, Scouts BSA, Venturing, Sea Scouts, Explorers and district and council Scouters – including Commissioners –  all are welcome and belong here.

What will you see on the course?

We do many things on the course, like:

  • Managing conflict
  • Leading change
  • Stages of team development
  • Coaching & Mentoring
  • Leadership for different stages
  • Servant leadership
  • Project planning
  • And more!

These come to you in presentations, games, discussions, activities and other methods.

Why do you want to go?

You want to participate in a Wood Badge course because of the things you will learn and do. Here are some of the benefits:

  • Stronger units. You will make your Scouting unit — and your scouts’ units — stronger.
  • What and why of Scouting. You will have a deeper understanding of what Scouting is and why we do it.
  • Experience. You will learn and experience things that will stay with you in Scouting and the rest of your life.
  • Fun. You will have fun and you will meet interesting people.
  • Other groups. You will make your other groups – such as work, church, and family – stronger.

Paying for Wood Badge

Wood Badge training is invaluable! If your troop, pack or crew achieved an Investment in Character & Leadership goal of Garnet or Sapphire, you may even be eligible to attend Wood Badge at no cost! Council scholarships, employer benefits and scholarships from organizations like the VFW or AFL-CIO are also available.


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