Wood Badge 2024

Course Details

Wood Badge is the Boy Scouts of America’s ultimate leadership training designed to meet the advanced leadership needs of Scouters in all aspects of the BSA, whether unit, district, or council level - from assistant den leaders to Scoutmasters, from Cubmasters to Venturing Advisors, from Committee members to Commissioners.

It is a fun, energetic, and inspiring course guaranteed to infuse your unit with fun and meaning – all designed to fulfill the mission of the BSA, and ensure our youth are getting everything they are promised from the program.

Reflecting the best of nearly a century of Scouting experience, Wood Badge draws upon the most current leadership models used by corporate America, academic circles, and successful organizations throughout the country. Participants can expect to develop skills in many areas, including leadership theory, team building, problem solving, communication, project planning and more. These skills can be taken back to packs, troops, and crews to help leaders guide youth in dynamic Scouting programs. Scouters will find these skills invaluable in their business and personal lives as well.



As we prepare for the course, we are excited to share testimonials of past participants.

April 2023 - Timothy Wyant

May 2023 - Amy Bettis

June 2023 - Jack Robinson

July 2023 - Chester Hilton

August 2023 - Matt Pagliaro

September 2023 - Brian Russell

October 2023 - Joe Carlson


Wood Badge consists of two parts:

Part 1: The first five full days is the initial group training, held over two weekends – the first weekend Friday, April 5 through Sunday, April 7, and the second weekend Saturday, April 20 through Sunday, April 21. (Both weekends must be attended).

Part 2: This part requires participants to apply the skills they have learned by completing a 5-part plan (called a “ticket”) over the following 18 months, leading towards the individual participant’s vision of a better Scouting future.


Requirements for attending Wood Badge:

1. Be a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America (age 18 or older) and have current Youth Protection Training.

2. Have completed the basic position-specific training courses for their Scouting role.

3. Be capable of functioning safely in an outdoor environment. Bring a valid, current Annual Health and Medical Record. Parts A, B, and C are required which includes a physical.

A minimum (non-refundable) deposit is due with registration, and then full payment is due 30 days before the start of the course. Each course is limited to 48 participants.


Course Fee:


$275 plus a bonus course t-shirt if registered and deposit paid by JANUARY 31, 2024

$300 per person after JANUARY 31, 2024

Course fee includes all course materials, food, lodging, course t-shirt, and hat.


Scholarships are available for those who have financial need.


Refund Policy

All requests for refunds must be submitted in writing to the Scout Service Center.

Any refund granted may have a portion kept back to cover administration costs already incurred for the attendee.

All refund requests will be considered on a case by case basis.

  • Wood Badge 2024
    April 05, 2024 to April 07

File Name Description
2024 GAC Wood Badge Flyer Download
Wood Badge VFW Scholarship Form Download