Any BSA Registered Adult from any Council that has completed basic position-specific training for their role and is capable of functioning safely in an outdoor environment may attend Wood Badge.

Specifically, individuals participating in Wood Badge must:

  • Be registered members of the Boy Scouts of America. (Youth 18 and older may attend as long as the appropriate Youth Protection guidelines are followed. They do not need to be registered in an adult leadership role.)
  • Have completed the basic training courses for their Scouting position.
  • Be capable of functioning safely in an outdoor environment. All participants are required to complete the Annual Health and Medical Record form Parts A, B and C.