What is Wood Badge?


Wood Badge is a leadership training course. Wood Badge courses aim to make Scouters better leaders by teaching advanced leadership skills, and by creating a bond and commitment to the Scouting movement. Courses generally have a combined classroom and practical outdoors-based phase followed by a Wood Badge ticket, also known as the project phase. By "working the ticket", participants put their newly gained experience into practice to attain ticket goals aiding the Scouting movement.

About Wood Badge 133


Wood Badge 133 will be taking place from August 9th through 14th, 2021 in Cimarron, New Mexico at Philmont Training Center.

Come experience the highest quality of leadership development delivered by high caliber Scouters who have a passion, vision and mission to ensure that all youth within the Boy Scouts of America get the trained adult leaders they deserve.



Hear from previous participants of the Philmont Wood Badge course and how their experience influenced who they are today.



Staff members "Staffers" perform different roles during the course. Wood Badge Staffers volunteer their time and energy (and finances) to conduct a top-level training experience. They are among the finest Scouters the Boy Scouts of America have.

They understand the Wood Badge program. They set a good example. They are among the best trainers. They are cheerful and they help each other. They must be models of Scouting character and leadership. They must be good presenters. And they must be selfless team members committed to Scouting’s vision, mission, and values. Wood Badge Staffers contribute to the growth of each participant and the strength of all the participants’ units.

They make a big difference in the lives of many people and their home units.


Thanks for your interest!!

Interested in learning more about Wood Badge 133?

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