Atlanta Area Council  

What is Wood Badge?

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.

Why should I go to Wood Badge?

Units with a wealth of highly trained leaders are able to deliver a better program and a better experience for our youth. Experience shows that the youth in units with Wood Badge trained leaders will stay in Scouting longer, accomplish more, and have more fun. The skills that you will learn at Wood Badge will not only make your job as a Scout leader easier, but they will also make you a better leader in all facets of your life. The best part of your Wood Badge experience is exposure to a staff with decades of Scouting knowledge that will guide you through the entire Scouting program from Cubs to Venturing. It costs less than one night at that resort hotel with the motivational speaker.

Why Wood Badge? (Scouting Magazine)

Watch Videos

What is Wood Badge? (Shani Parish)
Wood Badge (Jess Rankin)
Wood Badge Promo Video #1 (AAC)
Wood Badge Promo Video #3 (AAC)
Wood Badge Promo (2010) (AAC)



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:
9:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. (M-F) 
9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. (Sat.)
Closed (Sun.)