What is Wood Badge?

Wood Badge for the 21st Century, is the premier training program  for all Scout leaders in the Boy Scouts of America. This includes all  Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity and Venturing Leaders, as well as  Professional Scouters. Wood Badge is designed to train adult volunteers  using the latest leadership skills and techniques. It is once in a life  time training experience.

Reflecting the best of nearly a century of Scouting experience, the  course draws upon the most current leadership models used by corporate  America, academic circles, and successful outdoor organizations  throughout the country. This new version builds on the best traditions  and experiences of Wood Badge, but also draws from a wide range of  sources within and beyond the bounds of Scouting to present the latest  in leadership theory and team development.