The ultimate leadership training program for the adult leaders of the Boy Scouts of America. Established in 1919 by Robert Baden-Powell, Scoutings founder, Wood Badge has been the training ground for hundreds of thousands of Scouters around the world. Wood Badge brings together leaders from all areas of Scouting — Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Venturing and all levels of BSA professional staff. The course draws upon the most current leadership models used by corporate America, academic circles, and successful outdoor leadership organizations throughout the country.

Course Information

All Wood Badge courses in Dan Beard Council consist of two weekends. Weekend one, 3 days. Weekend two, 2 days.
Both weekends start promptly at 8 am and last until late Sunday afternoon. Participants are required to attend all five days on both weekends. If you would like more information on the course or would just like to speak with the Scoutmaster, contact information is below.

Course 9-438-22, Fall 2022

Dan Tallmadge, Scoutmaster/Course Director

September 9-11, 2022  —  Camp Michaels

September 22-23, 2022  —  Camp Michaels


Why Take Wood Badge

Whether you are a new volunteer or a crusty old Scoutmaster, there is something at Wood Badge for you. With every course comes decades of Scouting knowledge, a skilled and committed staff and a guided tour of the Scouting program from Tiger Cubs to Venturers. You will work hard, you may get stressed out, the exact same things your scouts are going through as they advance in the program.

Need more convincing? Click on the “Reasons To Join” button to read about some of the skills you will go home with. Skills you can use in your unit, your business and your home. The button “Our Reasons” will take you to a list of quotes from Wood Badge participants and staff members.