What You Need To Know
Blackhawk Area Council Wood Badge
Uniform & Equipment
Each attendee needs a complete ﬁeld uniform for the course, including oﬃcial scout shirt, pants or shorts, socks, and belt.
The course fee includes two activity t-shirts that will be worn during some activities. More details on the clothing and equipment needed will be shared before the ﬁrst weekend session.
Wood Badge includes a series of fun and educational training activities.
The greatest physical demands are walking around camp and playing some simple games—nothing that should keep anyone from attending. If you have mobility concerns, the course staﬀ can likely make accommodations when given early notiﬁcation.
A current BSA Health and Medical Record (Parts A, B and C) is required.
No Camping Experience Required
Wood Badge is about leadership development, NOT outdoor skills—no camping experience is required.
On the ﬁrst weekend, you will stay in the Boeger Leadership Lodge and all meals will be prepared for you, so you can focus on learning new skills.
On the second weekend, you will camp and cook a few simple meals with your patrol. If you are not an experienced camper, do not worry, you will have plenty of experienced patrol and staﬀ members to help ensure you are comfortable and having a great time.