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About the Wood Badge Course
Wood Badge for the 21st Century

Wood Badge is the premier training program for all Scout leaders in the Boy Scouts of America. This includes all Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity and Venturing Leaders, District and Council Committee members as well as Professional Scouters. Wood Badge is designed to train adult volunteers using the latest leadership skills and techniques. It is a once in a lifetime training experience.

The Wood Badge program consists of two parts:
The first part is the practical phase where you have the opportunity to learn skills and concepts that underlie the five themes of Wood Badge for the 21st Century.

The second part is a plan to apply what you learned in the practical course. You will create and carry out a plan of action. When that action is complete, you earn the recognition, beads, neckerchief, and woggle that are the Wood Badge.

Texas Southwest Council adopted the national training program for all adult leaders. The National Council of Boy Scouts of America called the program a “training continuum,” to emphasize how all the parts of leader training fit together.

"Scouts deserve trained leaders
and trained leaders deserve
the best program possible"

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