Wood Badge Training

Wood Badge training was begun by Baden Powell in 1919 as a way to assure that the leaders of Scout Troops were properly trained. Since then, Wood Badge training has been held worldwide providing advanced leader training to thousands of Scout Leaders.

Wood Badge is considered the premier leadership training course for Scout Leaders. Wood Badge for the 21st Century is available to registered leaders of all levels of the Scouting program – Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity and Venturing. It concentrates on providing training on modern leadership skills needed in today’s world for Scout leaders. Wood Badge Training will not only make you a better Scout Leader, it will also assist you in improving your personal and professional life as well.

Through Wood Badge you will gain valuable tools in listening, communicating, conflict management, project planning and leading change. You will learn to better understand and leverage diversity and the generational differences of society. You will learn to lead with a vision. You will learn the skills that will make you a better Scout Leader to benefit the youth we serve.

Every Scout deserves a well-trained leader. Are you that leader? Get Wood Badge trained and you will be. In doing so, you will change not only your life but also the lives of all that you touch. Click here for the Wood Badge flyer.



2015 Courses - Contact the course directors listed below or call the Atlanta Area Council at 770-989-8820 for more information. 

2015 Course #3, 8/21-23 & 9/11-13 - Two Weekend Format
Steve Tipton, Course Director
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2015 Course #4, 9/25-27 & 10/16-18 - Two Weekend Format
John Volk, Course Director
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2016 Courses - Contact the course directors listed below or call the Atlanta Area Council at 770-989-8820 for more information. 

2016 Course #1, 4/15-17 & 4/29-5/1 - Two Weekend Format
Ned Sparkman, Course Director
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Course Cost

The estimated fee for the weekend courses is $230. Meals during the first weekend will be prepared and served by volunteers. Food for the second weekend will be brought, prepared and served by you and your team. The weeklong course fee is $265 and includes food for the entire week. In addition, you will receive a course hat, activity shirt, instructional materials and your Wood Badge regalia (upon ticket completion). Each course offers additional Wood Badge memorabilia that can be ordered during the course. A $50 deposit reserves your spot on the course you select. Full payment is due 30 days prior to the start of the course. The first 48 fully paid participants in each course are guaranteed their spots.

Wood Badge for the 21st Century

The 21st Century Wood Badge course, revised in 2001, brings together leaders from all areas of Scouting - Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Varsity Scouting, Venturing, and the professional area. Reflecting the best of nearly a century of Scouting experience, the course also draws upon the most current leadership models used by corporate America, academic circles, and successful outdoor leadership organizations through the country. You will live the magic of Scout leadership training as envisioned by the founder of Scouting, Lord Baden-Powell.

There are two parts to Wood Badge training: practical - experiential learning during two 3-day weekend sessions, and then application of the leadership skills in your Scouting position. This combination of practicing the skills with fellow participants and applying the skills in your Scouting position is incredibly effective.

A key area of the process is team development and learning to recognize the stages through which developing teams must pass. Participants learn to apply appropriate leadership strategies that enable teams to reach their highest levels of performance. This course will help you understand the full values-based family of Scouting programs as well as discover ways to use the leadership skills to improve your personal and professional life.

Wood Badge gives leaders the skills they need to strengthen Scouting in meaningful ways and deliver a quality program to our youth.


1800 Circle 75 Parkway SE
Atlanta, GA 30339

phone: 770.989.8820

Hours of Operation:
8:30am - 6:00pm (M-F) 
9:00am - 1:00pm (Sat.)
Closed (Sun.)


1800 Circle 75 Parkway SE
Atlanta, GA 30339

phone: 770.988.9912

Hours of Operation:
9:00am - 7:00pm (M-F) 
9:00am - 5:00pm (Sat.)
Closed (Sun.)