Wood Badge

Wood Badge SC is the official website for the Boy Scouts of America Wood Badge training course conducted jointly each year by Palmetto and Blue Ridge Councils in upstate South Carolina. 

Wood Badge is the capstone training course for all adult leaders from every program within the Boy Scouts of America–Wood Badge is for Cub, Boy Scout, Varsity, and Venturing leaders.

The course is intended to be the mountain-top training experience for BSA adult leaders and was originally presented by the founder of Scouting, Lord Baden Powell, in 1919 as a means of strengthening the Scouting movement throughout the world.

The Wood Badge of today teaches contemporary leadership and team development skills in the outdoor setting of Scouting. Aside from teaching new skills, the experience also strengthens Scouting in our units, our districts, and our councils.

The Course consists of two parts: Practical Training and Application. During the two course weekends, practical leadership experiences are gained in a camp setting where members participate in hands on activities with other members of their Wood Badge Patrol.  The Application, known as a Wood Badge Ticket, represents each participant’s commitment to complete a set of personal goals relating to their Scouting position. The goal is to use the skills learned during the practical weekends.

The Wood Badge Course themes are:

  • Living the Values
  • Bringing the Vision to Life
  • Models for Success
  • Tools of the Trade
  • Leading to Make a Difference

If you would like more information on the next Wood Badge course in upstate South Carolina, check out the Wood Badge Promotional Video. Then visit the 2016 Course Information page to download a Course Application and Brochure!