Who May Attend Wood Badge?

Wood Badge for the 21st century is for all leaders in the Boy Scouts of America. It has been developed for Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, and Venturing leaders, as well as council and district leaders. The course content and leadership principles introduced apply to Scouters of all leadership positions and will provide a common foundation of leadership skills to be used throughout all program areas.


Each Scouter participating in Wood Badge training must be a registered adult member of the Boy Scouts of America and have completed the basic training courses for their Scouting position. They must successfully complete Parts A, B, and C of the BSA Annual Health and Medical Record, regardless of age. A medical physical is required (Part C) within one year of the final date of the course.