Wood Badge is advanced leadership training for adult leaders. It teaches skills that are useful in Scouting, at work, in families, and elsewhere.

The program is for Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, and Venturing leaders, as well as all council and district leaders.

Wood Badge has five central themes:

  1. Living the values
    • Values, Mission, and Vision
  2. Bringing the Vision to Life
    • Listening to Learn
    • Communicating
    • Inclusiveness
    • Valuing People and Leveraging Diversity
    • Coaching and Mentoring
  3. Models for Success
    • Stages of Team Development
    • The Leading EDGE / The Teaching EDGE
  4. Tools of the Trade
    • Project Planning
    • Leading Change
    • Decision Making and Problem Solving
    • Managing Conflict
    • Self-Assessment
  5. Leading to Make a Difference
    • Leaving a Legacy