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
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
It is the goal of the BSA that every leader attend Wood Badge within two
years of registering as an adult leader.