Course Specifics

Leadership training in Wood Badge is for any Adult Scout Leader and the most fun you’ll ever have on a training course. The training is designed for adults in all scouting programs including Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venturing and all other District and Council leadership positions.


You must be a registered adult scouter with basic training for your particular scouting position and the Outdoor Skills training appropriate for your position. There are no special physical or outdoor abilities required but we will be tent camping. You must be able to have fun!

Course Format:

Wood Badge is a six day course conducted over two full three day weekends. The first weekend reflects the unit meeting, while the second weekend uses a camping activity as its delivery model. The focus is on leadership skills not outdoor skills. And did we mention fun?

When and where is Wood Badge?

Weekend 1: March 18-20, 2016 @ Cub and Webelos Adventure Camp at the Heart of Virginia Scout Reservation; Friday, March 18th at 8:00AM to Sunday, March 20th at 5:00PM

Weekend 2: April 16-18, 2016 @ Camp T. Brady Saunders at the Heart of Virginia Scout Reservation; Saturday, April 16th at 8:00AM to Monday, April 18th at 5:00PM

Fee Payments

The fee for a course participant is $275 which covers all meals, lodging, and program materials for the six days of the course.

Will that be paper or plastic? You have a couple of choices for registering and for making your course fee payments.  Payment can be made up front in one lump sum payment that can be made at the Heart of Virginia Council Service Center or online.

Register Online

To register on-line please CLICK HERE (Please check back)

Course Information Updates:

Wood Badge 2016 will be placing all our information on this website and will be sending out updates to all participants using our participant mailing list.  All participants will automatically be added to this mailing list using the email address which you registered with.  If you need changes please make them HERE. 


Please contact Bob Efird, Course Director, at

The Heart of Virginia Council is proud to continue the tradition of training Scouting’s Leaders in the latest skills that they need to work with the Scout, Scouters, adults, and any one else they associate with on a day to day basis.  Today’s Wood Badge is not just about Scouting, it’s about life.

Find out more about Wood Badge by taking a look at the course overview; or better yet – take the plunge!  Join us today and you will see how really great this training program is.