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Woodbadge Eligibility

There is no minimum tenure requirement, however, participants must be 18 years of age and must be a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America.

Training Requirements
Wood Badge is considered an advanced training course and there are some important requirements. You must:

  • Have completed basic training for the position you currently hold. (Youth Protection and New Leader Essentials / This is Scouting)
Position Course Name
Tiger Cub Den Leaders Tiger Cub Leader Specific Training
Wolf/Bear Den Leaders Den Leader Specific Training
Webelos Den Leaders Webelos Leader Specific Training
Pack Committee Chairman & Pack
Committee Members
Pack Committee Leader Specific Training
Cubmaster Cubmaster Leader Specific Training
Scoutmaster Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster Leader Specific Training
Troop Committee Chairman & Troop Committee Members Troop Committee Challenge
Varsity Coach Varsity Leader Specific Training
Venturing Advisor Venturing Leader Specific Training
District Committee District Committee Training Workshop
Commissioner, District & Council Volunteers Commissioner Basic Training

Outdoor Skills Training
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills is required for:

  • Scoutmaster
  • Assistant Scoutmaster
  • Varsity Coaches
  • Assistant Varsity Coaches

For those who have completed the “Old” Wood Badge Course
Some of you may have attended the old Wood Badge course. You may take 21st Century Wood Badge if you have earned your beads from the “old course”.