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.

Physical Demands

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.