Wood Badge

Wood Badge training is a Boy Scouts of America, National Council training seminar for adult leaders to expand their knowledge and experience in the five values of: Growing, Connecting, Guiding, Empowering, and Living the Values.

Wood Badge builds upon the best traditions and experiences of the Boy Scouts of America and draws from a wide range of courses within and beyond the bounds of Scouting to present the latest in leadership theory and team development.

Overview of Wood Badge

Reflecting the absolute best of nearly a century of Scouting experience, Wood Badge draws upon the most current leadership models used by Fortune 500 companies, non-profit groups, and academic circles throughout the United States and the world.


Wood Badge training was begun by Baden Powell in 1919 to ensure that the leaders of Scout troops were trained. Since then, Wood Badge has been held worldwide, providing advanced leadership training to thousands of Scout leaders.


Wood Badge builds upon the best traditions and experiences of the Boy Scouts of America and draws from a wide range of courses within and beyond the bounds of Scouting to present the latest in leadership theory and team development.

The simple answer is that it is you who should attend Wood Badge! Wood Badge is designed to meet the advanced leadership needs of all Scouters, particularly unit level Scouters, such as Cub Scout leaders, Scoutmasters and assistants, Venturing Crew Advisors, and Committee Chairs.

Additionally, Scouters serving at the district and council levels can achieve greater effectiveness through Wood Badge.

Wood Badge is even more fun when you share the experience with a friend.

By taking Wood Badge, Scouters will acquire valuable tools such as listening, communicating, conflict management, project planning and leading change. Participants will better learn to understand and appreciate diversity and differences in our society. They will learn skills that will make them a better Scout leader. Units with trained leaders can deliver an improved program and a more meaningful experience for the youth Scouting serves.


The ultimate purpose of Wood Badge is to help adult leaders deliver the highest quality Scouting program to young people to help them achieve their highest potential. It models the best techniques for developing leadership and teamwork among both young people and adults.

Upcoming Sessions

Date: TBA

Location: Camp Lawton Scout Camp

  • Address: 12000 E Organization Ridge Rd. Tucson, AZ 85619

Cost: TBA

The schedule will be announced before the event.

This event is not open for registration yet.