Wood Badge: Leadership for Scouting - Leadership for America


What is Wood Badge? Wood Badge is Adult Leadership Training for all Scout Leaders. The primary purpose of the Wood Badge experience is to strengthen Scouting in our Units, Districts, and Council. We invite you to challenge yourself, make new friends, learn new skills and enjoy the exhilaration of a “Mountain Top” experience. What is a “Mountain Top” experience, you say? This is the type of activity that can change your life and be one of the high points you will always remember.

Leveraging leadership concepts that are used in corporate America, the course teaches participants in a fun way the basics of…

  • Develop a Mission & Vision
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Project Planning
  • Leading Change
  • Effective Listening & Communicating
  • Valuing People & Leveraging Diversity
  • Team Development and Leadership
  • Problem Solving & Managing Conflict

There isn't anything else in Scouting like it. Best of all, Wood Badge is FUN! Please join us on the trail to a mountaintop experience in one of the greatest adventures in Scouting.

Requirements to Participate:

  • Be a registered member of BSA in Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity and Venturing.
  • Attendance at both weekends is required
  • Be current on Youth Protection training.
  • Complete basic training for your scouting position.
  • Must be capable of functioning safely in an outdoor environment.
  • BSA health and medical form signed by your doctor is required. Parts A, B & C. BSA National Health and Medical Form use “Events 72 hours or more” version.
  • A full Scout uniform will be the dress for the course.
  • Outdoor Skills Training is not required but can be useful.

Course Details: 

This course is limited to only 48 participants. Applications are accepted on a first-come basis. Sign up early to secure your chance for a mountaintop Scouting experience. This course will include two full 3-Day weekends of Friday morning through Sunday late afternoon and two interim Patrol meetings at the time and location of the Patrol’s choice.

At the conclusion of the course, each participant develops a set of personal goals related to his or her Scouting role. Working toward these goals allows each participant to practice and demonstrate new skills. Then it’s time to celebrate with the awarding of your beads, neckerchief and woggle.

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Click here to register.


2555 Northern Rd.
P.O. Box 267
Appleton, WI 54914

phone: (920) 734-5705

Hours of Operation:
8:00 am - 4:30 p.m. (M-F)
Closed Sat. & Sun.


2555 Northern Rd.
Appleton, WI 54914
phone: (920) 831-9504

Hours of Operation:
9:00 am - 6:00 p.m. (M-F)
10:00 am - 1:00 p.m. (Sat.)
Closed Sun.


1230 Main St.
Green Bay, WI 54302

phone: (920) 438-3999

Hours of Operation:
9:30 am - 6:00 p.m. (M-F) 
Closed Wed (Starting in Nov 2018).
10:00 am - 1:00 p.m. (Sat.)
Closed Sun