Wood Badge

Scouting’s premier leadership training program for adults!

  • Who is eligible for Wood Badge?
    • Any Scouter currently registered with the Boy Scouts of America who has completed the basic leadership training for their registered position.
    • Scouter should have some basic camping experience before attending.
  • What is Wood Badge?
    • A fun, exciting, and action packed program designed to provide members with leadership skills and experiences they can use in their home troops and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others.  Wood Badge incorporates the latest leadership ideas and presents fresh, vital and meaningful training for today’s Scouters.  The Wood Badge course teaches the best in modern leadership theories in the context of traditional scouting activities. Dynamic presentations and videos help keep your attention focused on learning while providing hands-on opportunities to apply what you’ve learned and gain confidence in your abilities.
  • What participants will learn
    • Knowledgeable in Communications Skills
    • Ethical Decision Making
    • Servant Leadership
    • Team Development, Resolving Conflict
    • Coaching and Mentoring, and Teaching Others.
    • Learned skills about how to create a vision of success
    • How to set goals
    • Make plans
    • How to solve problems

The Wood Badge experience is ideal for training unit leaders. It can also be a valuable experience for use in the workplace.
A scouter considering this course should have the enthusiasm and desire to participate in this fun and valuable learning experience.


August 26 – arrive by 7:30am to August 28 – depart at 5:30pm

September 10 – arrive by 8am to September 11 – depart 4:30pm

Wood Badge requires mandatory attendance at a three-day weekend (Friday – Sunday) and a 2-day weekend (Saturday- Sunday)  training sessions.  Training will be held at Musser Scout Reservation in Pennsburg, PA.


  • $275 Early Bird Pricing if registered before June 15
  • $305 Regular Pricing if registered after June 15


Other discounts may include:

  1. Send four adults from one unit and receive 25% discount on each registration
  2. Send two youth to NYLT and receive an additional $25 discount for one adult to attend Wood Badge.
  3. Send four adults from one unit to Wood Badge and receive two youth NYLT registrations for free.

August 26 – August 28

September 10 – September 11

Musser Scout Reservation