Wood Badge

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Take the next step in adult leader training!

Wood Badge is the culmination of basic leader training for all adult leaders in Scouting – from Cub Scouting and Scouts BSA, to Varsity and Venturing.

The course emphasizes development of personal leadership, team-building, and management skills.

Upcoming Courses and Reunions

Fall 2024 Wood Badge Course

The Fall Wood Badge course will be held at beautiful Boulder Creek Scout Reservation. Hosted by Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council.


Sat, Aug 17, 2024

The two weekends are:
Fri-Sun, Sept 6-8, 2024
Sat-Sun, Sept 21-22, 2024


Boulder Creek Scout Reservation
Learn more about BCSR here.

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There are two parts to Wood Badge training: the Practical and Application phases.

In the Practical phase, you will live the patrol method and experience the Scout program from Cub Scouts to Scouts BSA to Venturing. Along the way you develop a better understanding of Scouting’s youth, camping, and have lots of FUN in the process!

In the Application phase, you will put to use the skills learned during the Practical phase by working your “ticket” – a personal plan you develop that should take 6-18 months to complete. Throughout the Wood Badge Experience, you are mentored by a staff member.

Who Should Attend?

Any registered Scouter who has completed basic training for his/her registered position. Scouters who have earned their Wood Badge beads prior to the Wood Badge for the 21st Century may also participate.

Training is four parts:
  • Orientation Meeting
  • First Weekend
  • Second Weekend
  • Final Troop Meeting

Note: A midweek patrol meeting may be held between the two course weekends. Time/place to be determined by patrol members.