Staff on a Wood Badge course are among the finest Scouters we have. They understand the program. They set a good example. They are among our best trainers. They are cheerful and they help each other. They must be models of Scouting character and leadership. They must be good presenters.

To be eligible, you must have participated in a Wood Badge for the 21st Century course and have earned your beads.

You do not need to have been in Scouting any particular number of years. You do not need to have held any particular job in Scouting. Course Directors seek staff from the different programs (Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Varsity, and Venturing, as well as district and council Scouters). Course Directors do need to know you are an experienced and effective trainer in Scouting.

Each staff member is selected by the course director. Each staffer must be approved by our Council and by the Southern Regional office of Boy Scouts of America. Staff from other councils have to be approved by their home council.