Wood Badge

The Purpose of Wood Badge is to strengthen units. Wood Badge is an advanced, intense, experiential course on small-group leadership. There are presentations and activities. There are games, but there is no dead time – the games are all with a purpose. The course, and working your ticket afterwards, will help you make your Scouting unit stronger, and will also help you in your work, church, family, and everywhere else.

The first Wood Badge course ever was in England in 1919.

Wood Badge is for all adults in Scouting: anyone age 18 or older, male or female, involved with Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing, Sea Scouts, Exploring, district, or council. The only requirements for attending Wood Badge are: that you be registered in the Boy Scouts of America, and that you have taken the basic training for your position, most of which can be taken online through my.Scouting.

The course takes a full five days, spread over two weekends. You must be there for all five days (on the same course). Once you have been on course, that requirement will make a lot of sense.
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2024 Two-Weekend Course

Date Weekend 1: Friday September 27th to 29th, 2024
Date Weekend 2: Saturday October 12th to 13th, 2024
Location: Camp Pigott, 24225 Wood Creek Road, Snohomish, WA
Cost: $275
Registration: Registration coming soon!

Can’t make Chief Seattle Council’s dates?

Territory 1 (and a few neighbors) Wood Badge courses