Wood Badge

Wood Badge Training

Wood Badge training was begun by Baden Powell in 1919 as a way to assure that the leaders of Scout Troops were properly trained. Since then, Wood Badge training has been held worldwide providing advanced leader training to thousands of Scout Leaders.

Wood Badge is considered the premier leadership training course for Scout Leaders. Wood Badge for the 21st Century is available to registered leaders of all levels of the Scouting program – Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity and Venturing. It concentrates on providing training on modern leadership skills needed in today’s world for Scout leaders. Wood Badge Training will not only make you a better Scout Leader, it will also assist you in improving your personal and professional life as well.

Through Wood Badge you will gain valuable tools in listening, communicating, conflict management, project planning and leading change. You will learn to better understand and leverage diversity and the generational differences of society. You will learn to lead with a vision. You will learn the skills that will make you a better Scout Leader to benefit the youth we serve.

Every Scout deserves a well-trained leader. Are you that leader? Get Wood Badge trained and you will be. In doing so, you will change not only your life but also the lives of all that you touch. 

Upcoming Courses

Projected New Date Spring 2019
(Two Weekend Format)

Participant Registration coming soon

Course Cost

A $50 deposit reserves your spot on the course for both weekends. Full payment is due 30 days prior to the start of the first weekend of the course. The first 48 fully paid participants in each course are guaranteed their spots and scholarships are available based on need.  Please talk to the Course Director or someone at the Council Service Center if you need assistance.

The estimated fee for the weekend courses will be anounced soon.  Meals during the first weekend will be prepared and served by volunteers. Food for the second weekend will be brought, prepared and served by you and your team. Funds will be provided.

Each course offers additional, personalized Wood Badge memorabilia that you can order online and have shipped to the course or your home.

Position Name Telephone
Field Director Thomas Labayewski (315) 735-4437 x215 Email
Wood Badge Course Director Pat Svoboda Email