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Who May Attend Wood Badge?

Wood Badge is advanced leadership training for adult leaders in all of Boy Scouting’s program areas - Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Varsity Scouting and Venturing - as well as Council and District leaders. This includes assistant leaders, committee members, and “just parents” in all areas.

All leaders are encouraged to attend Wood Badge, there is no minimum tenure requirements.

Since it is advanced training, though, there are some important requirements. You must

  1. Be a registered as an adult leader of the Boy Scouts of America, and active in a Cub Scout pack, Boy Scout troop, Varsity team, Venturing crew, or a District or Council position.
  2. Have not previously attended a Wood Badge course.
  3. Have completed basic training for the position you currently hold.
  4. Have completed the outdoor skills training programs appropriate to your Scouting position.
  5. Be capable of functioning safely in an outdoor environment and have a BSA Class 3 physical valid through the beginning of the course.
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