Wood Badge is advanced training in leadership skills for all adults in BSA programs; not only Cub Scouters, but also leaders in Boy Scouting, Varsity Scouting, Venturing, and commissioner service are invited to participate in Wood Badge.
This advanced training is presented in two parts:
- An advanced learning experience presented over two long (three-day) weekends or as a weeklong course.
- An application phase of several months during which the leaders apply the specific skills they have learned at Wood Badge to their Scouting responsibilities.
Leaders who successfully complete both parts of the training are recognized with the Wood Badge beads, woggle slide, and neckerchief.
To be eligible for an invitation to participate in Wood Badge training, Cub Scout leaders must first complete Basic Leader Training. Your Pack Trainer, Cubmaster, Unit Commissioner, or Council Service Center can give you more information.
It is the goal of the BSA that every leader attend Wood Badge within two years of registering as an adult leader.
Wood Badge for 2016 will take place the following dates and locations – Attendance is required all six days:
September 3 – September 5, 2016 (Saturday – Monday) at Rancho Allegre.
September 22 – September 24, 2016 (Thursday – Saturday) at Camp Three Falls.
Both sessions begin at 7:30 AM on the start date and finish by 5:30 PM on the end date.