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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.


New Wood Badge Email List

You will be informed about up and coming events and other important and useful information regarding Wood Badge. Sign up for the list here.


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.

2019 Wood Badge Courses

  • 2019 Fall Course - August 22-24, 2019 and September 12-14, 2019 (Thurs/Fri/Sat): This Course will be held at Tahosa High Adventure Base. The Course Director is Curtis Letson.

2020 Wood Badge Course

  • 2020 Spring Course - April 3-5, 2020 and April 17-20, 2019 (Fri/Sat/Sun): This course will be held at Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch. The Course Director is Tim Brackett.
  • 2020 Fall Course - August 28-30, 2020 and September 11-13, 2020 (Fri/Sat/Sun): This course will be held at Tahosa High Adventure Base. The Course Director is Joy Hawkins.

Wood Badge Up and Coming Events

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

2019 Fall Wood Badge Course Join us for two wonderful weekends enjoying Tahosa High Adventure Base. The Fall Wood Badge Course is scheduled for...
Calling All Scouters to the Fall Wood Badge Breakfast You are invited to attend the Wood Badge breakfast on Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 7:30 -...
2020 Spring Wood Badge Course Join us for two wonderful weekends enjoying Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch. The Spring Wood Badge Course is scheduled for...
2020 Fall Wood Badge Course Join us for two wonderful weekends enjoying Tahosa High Adventure Base. The Fall Wood Badge Course is scheduled for...