Wood Badge

2021 Course Details

Weekend #1
Friday, May 14, 2021 to Sunday, May 16, 2021
8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Weekend #2
Saturday, June 5, 2021 to Sunday, June 6, 2021
8:00 am to 6:00 pm

All participants are required to attend both weekends


Griswold Scout Reservation
Gilmanton Iron Works, NH

Course Fees

$260 Early Bird/ $285 Regular Fee
A non-refundable deposit of $75.00 will secure your enrollment. To obtain the Early Bird rate of $260.00, you must be paid in full by March 15, 2021. All payments completed and registrations initiated after March 16, 2021 will be for the regular $285 fee.  Details will follow in your information packet sent to all registered participants.

Participants that register and pay their deposit by March 15, 2021 can also earn an additional $25 off using discount code OMHIWDMB

Have Questions? Contact Us

Doug Batty


Each person participating in Wood Badge training must be a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America and have completed the basic training courses for his/her Scouting position, and must provide a completed BSA Annual Health & Medical Record (Sections A, B, and C with a doctor’s signature).

About Wood Badge

Wood Badge is for all leaders in the Boy Scouts of America. It has been developed for Cub Scouting, Scouts BSA, and Venturing leaders, as well as council and district leaders. The course content and leadership principles learned will provide a common foundation of leadership skills to be used throughout all program areas.

There are two parts to Wood Badge training: the practical course and the application phase. Both must be completed to receive the Wood Badge recognition – two wooden beads to be worn around the neck on a leather thong.

The practical part is a two-weekend experience to demonstrate as practically as possible the aims and methods of Scouting. The course is a multifaceted presentation of leadership skills, organizational tools, and participatory activities based on the best Scouting traditions and the latest in team development theory. In addition, participants enjoy the fellowship of learning with many other Scouters, and along the way we have a great deal of fun!

The application part of Wood Badge is a period of up to 18 months during which the participant practices and demonstrates a working knowledge of the leadership principles presented during the course. This is accomplished by the use of the Wood Badge “ticket,” which represents the participant’s commitment to complete a set of personal goals related to his/her Scouting position. Completing these goals significantly strengthens the program in which the participant is involved.

Each participant is assigned a ticket counselor who serves as a resource, mentor and Scouting friend. When the counselor and participant determine that the new skills are understood and can be applied to his/her Scouting position, a recommendation is made for the Wood Badge to be awarded.

The Wood Badge Course is limited to 48 participants. After the first 48, applicants will be placed on a waiting list. Acceptance from the waiting list will first be given to fully paid registrations.