Wood Badge Course Delivery

The practical phase of the Wood Badge course reflects unit meetings and also uses a unit camping activity as its delivery model. During the course the model Boy Scout Troop will serve as the foundation for training purposes. This is done for several reasons.

  • The Boy Scout troop simulation provides a good framework in which to practice leadership skills introduced in the course.
  • Boy Scouting provides a natual bridge between the various programs in Scouting and leaders should understand the importance of transition.
  • It would be difficult, and most likely confusing, to simultaneously model Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting and Venturing in one course.

It should be noted that although this foundation is utilized, the course content and leadership principles introduced apply to Scouters in all leadership positions and will provide a common foundation of leadership skills to be used throughout all program areas.