Who Can Attend Wood Badge?

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Wood Badge for the 21st Century has been developed for all Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity Scout and Venturing leaders, as well as council and district leaders. The course content, and team and leadership principles introduced apply to Scouters in all leadership positions. Wood Badge provides a common foundation of leadership and team skills used throughout all program areas.


To attend a Wood Badge course, you must:

  1. Be a registered adult member of the Boy Scouts of America. (There is no minimum tenure required.)
  2. Have completed the basic training courses for your Scouting position:
    • trainedFast Start
    • Youth Protection
    • This is Scouting
    • Position Specific Training
    • Introduction to Outdoor Skills (if applicable)
  3. Be capable of functioning safely in an outdoor environment. Successful completion of the BSA Annual Health and Medical Record, Part A, B, & C is required for all participants.