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What Is Wood Badge?

Wood Badge is Scouting's premier training course. It's the ultimate leadership training experience designed to meet the leadership needs for all Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, and Venturing leaders as well as council and district leaders and Scouting professionals.

Lord Baden-Powell originally designed it so that Scouters could learn, in as practical a way possible, the skills and methods of Scouting. It is first and foremost, learning by doing.


Why Should You Attend Wood Badge?

It will give you tools in areas of leadership, better communication, team building, teacher, project management and problem solving. Read what others say!!

If you are interested in attending Wood Badge as a participant, you might want to look at the Information for Participants page for more information. If you are ready to help in staffing a course, take a look at the Staffing Wood Badge page.


Wood Badge Courses

Registration for this courses is currently open. We are asking for all payments to be made online and to be paid in full before the course date. There are no provisions for paying for your registration at camp.

2018 Wood Badge Courses

  • 2018 Spring Course - April 5-7 and April 19-21 (Thur/Fri/Sat): This course will be held at Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch. The Course Director is Kathy Allen
  • 2018 Fall Course - August 24-26 and September 7-9 (Fri/Sat/Sun): This course will be held at Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch. The Course Director is Scott Johnson.

Wood Badge Up and Coming Events

  • Wood Badge Fall Breakfast - October 7th, 2017, will be held at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 9203 S. University Blvd, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126 and will be hosted by Troop 645
    Please bring your gently used or new uniform clothing to donate to future Wood Badge participants.
  • Wood Badge 2018 Spring Breakfast

For more information, please contact Royd Despain, Denver Area Council Wood Badge Coordinator


Wood Badge Service Opportunities

Please visit this page for service opportunities for Wood Badgers.

Who should I contact?

See the Denver Area Council's Wood Badge overview video. wood badge video


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Upcoming Events

Help your units by becoming more informed about your role as a Chartered Organization Representative! The Chartered Organization Representative...
Calling All Scouters to the Fall Wood Badge Breakfast You are invited to attend the Wood Badge breakfast. You'll have an opportunity to learn...
Calling All Scouters to the Fall Wood Badge Breakfast You are invited to attend the Wood Badge breakfast. You'll have an opportunity to learn...
2018 Spring Wood Badge Course Join us for two wonderful weekends enjoying Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch. The Spring Wood Badge Course is scheduled...
2018 Fall Wood Badge Course Join us for two wonderful weekends enjoying Tahosa Alpine Adventure. The Fall Wood Badge Course is scheduled for...