Thank you for your interest! Wood Badge staff positions are service opportunities. Volunteers represent all areas of Scouting with a variety of experience with the goal of servant leadership and a love of learning.
*Please note that your interest and contact information will be shared with upcoming Wood Badge Course Directors and/or Basic Leader Training program directors when applicable.
1. Be a registered member of Boy Scouts of America, current on youth protection and leader-specific training, and an active volunteer.
2. Have completed Wood Badge and earned the Wood Badge recognition.
3. Be enthusiastic, open-minded, flexible, people-oriented, service-minded, and committed to implementing the syllabus with fidelity.
4. Be a role model who is well-respected and exemplifies the Scout Oath, the Scout Law, and the Venturing Code.
5. Be approved by the Scout executive and council Wood Badge committee or Training committee for the Scouter's home council and by the regional office.
6. Demonstrate the ability to train, to counsel, and to perform specific skills, duties, and responsibilities of the assigned position (these will vary).
7. Have completed a Trainer's EDGE course.
8. Complete the Annual BSA Health and Medical Record Part A, B, and C.
9. It is recommended that an interested individual first serve on basic leader training courses prior to serving on a Wood Badge staff. A few of the recommended basic trainings are: Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS), Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO), Cub Leader Specific training, University of Scouting and Trainer's EDGE.