What is Wood Badge?
Wood Badge is an advanced, national leadership course open only to Scouting volunteers and professionals.
Who can attend?
Scouters from Cub Scouting, Scouts BSA, Venturing, Sea Scouts, and Explorers, and district and council Scouters all are welcome and belong here.
Why should you want to go?
The best reason to participate in a Wood Badge course is because of things you will learn and do in that course, and the benefits that you will bring back upon its completion. Here are some of the benefits:
- Stronger units. You will make your Scouting unit — and your sons’ and daughters’ units — stronger.
- What and why of Scouting. You will have a deeper understanding of what Scouting is and why we do it.
- Experience. You will learn and experience things that will stay with you in Scouting and the rest of your life.
- Fun. You will have fun and you will meet interesting people.
- Other groups. You will make your other groups, like work, church, even family, stronger.
- Weekend one will be held at Camp Ware, September 29, 30, and October 1, 2023
- Weekend two will be held at Hawk Mountain Scout Reservation, October 21 and 22, 2023
(participants must attend both weekends)
Registration is through Chester County Council’s Event Registration website: