What is Wood Badge?
In 2001, the new Wood Badge for the 21st Century was introduced. It was
developed for all Scouters: Cub Scout leaders, Boy Scout leaders, Venturing
leaders, and council and district leaders. The focus is on leadership skills,
not outdoor skills. The first part of the new Wood Badge course reflects unit
meetings, while the second part of the course uses a troop camping activity as
its delivery model.
As a result of attending Wood Badge, participants will be able to
- View Scouting globally, as a family of interrelated, values-based programs
that provide age-appropriate activities for youth.
- Recognize the contemporary leadership concepts utilized in corporate
America and leading government organizations that are relevant to our
- Apply the skills they learn from their participation as a member of a
successful working team.
- Revitalize their commitment by sharing in an overall inspirational
experience that helps provide Scouting with the leadership it needs to
accomplish its mission on an ongoing basis.
Old Colony Council, B.S.A.