Wood Badge 16-85-23

Wood Badge is designed to meet the advanced leadership needs of all Scouters, particularly unit-level Scouters, such as Cub Scout leaders, Scoutmasters and assistants, Venturing Crew Advisors, Committee Chairs, and members. Additionally, Scouters serving at the District and Council levels can achieve greater effectiveness through Wood Badge.


By taking Wood Badge, Scouters will acquire valuable tools such as listening, communicating, conflict management, project planning and leading change.  Participants will better learn to understand and appreciate diversity and differences in our society.  They will learn skills that will make them a better Scout leader.  Units with trained leaders can deliver an improved program and a more meaningful experience for the youth Scouting serves.  By attending Wood Badge, participants will internalize the FIVE central themes of Wood Badge:




WEEKEND 1:  March 17–19, 2023 @ Tanah Keeta Scout Reservation
Course begins at 7:30 am on Friday March 17, 2023 and ends no later than 5:00 pm on Sunday.

WEEKEND 2:  April 15–16, 2023 @ Camp Oklawaha
The camp has been reserved for Friday April 15, 2023 so patrols can set up campsites on Friday evening and be in place for Weekend 2 on Saturday morning.  All participants will need to be at Camp Oklawaha at 8am April 16, 2023.



Registration  Price Registration Window
Early Bird $275 May–August 31, 2022
On Time $300 September 1–November 30, 2022
Last Chance $325 December 1, 2022–January 31, 2023
Staff (Adult) $150 May–November 30, 2022
Staff (Youth) $25 May–November 30, 2022

*A $50 non-refundable minimum deposit is due to reserve your participant spot.

Gilwell Society Scholarships
There are a limited number of needs-based scholarships available through the Gilwell Society.  For more information, please contact the Course Director: David Sunderman (dsundermanfl@yahoo.com)



The course will consist of not less than 32 and not more than 56 participants and will be filled on a first-come-first-serve basis.  The first 48 participants with all fees paid will be in the course.  Other fully paid candidates will be placed on a waiting list.


Waiting List

We have had incredible interest in the Wood Badge course this year!  The course is currently sold out, however if you are interested in participating should a space become available, please use the link below to join the wait list.




  • Wood Badge 16-85-23
    March 17, 2023 to March 19