Wood Badge

You’re invited to attend Wood Badge!

WoodBadgePentagonMediumWood Badge is the highest level training program for adult Scout leaders in all program areas and Scout professionals.

You will learn how to be a better leader, manage conflict, and develop your adult and youth leaders so they can effectively plan projects and achieve objectives. The first section is practical training which takes place in a camp setting; during this portion of the course you will learn and practice a variety of leadership skills. During the second section, you will apply your newly acquired skills to complete five goals of your choosing.

Adult Leaders! Is it time for you to take the next step in training? Have you satisfied all of the training for your current position? Are you looking toward your next position of leadership? Now’s the time to step up and complete your training by taking Wood Badge!

Spring Course

When: February 25—27, 2016 and March 17—19, 2016 (Thu-Sat)
Flaming Arrow Scout Reservation, 1201 Boy Scout Camp Rd., Lake Wales 33898
Cost: $200 course fee, with $50 deposit due with registration form

Spring 2016 Flyer & Form (v2)

Register Online Here

Questions? Contact:
Gregg Hilferding, Course Director
(813) 363-3069


Fall Course

When: TBA
Cost: TBA

Questions? Contact:
L.T. Lafferty, Course Director
(813) 227-6361 (work)



If you cannot pay the entire fee, there are multiple options available to you. Ask your unit or chartering organization for assistance. Some labor unions and employers will pay a portion since you are gaining valuable workplace skills. Also, the council has a Wood Badge Scholarship Fund. Amount granted, if any, depends on availability of funds, overall demand, and information provided. To apply for a scholarship, you must turn in your course application form, your $50 deposit, and a completed Application for Wood Badge Training Scholarship (v1). Deadline to turn in a scholarship application is 60 days before the course starts.

To contribute to the scholarship fund, please contact the Staff Advisor listed above.

Questions or concerns about this page?

Use the "Feedback" tab at the bottom of the page or you can contact the authors listed below.

Gregg Hilferding
Communications Chair
813-363-3069 Cell 5pm - 10pm
Aaron Pickle
District Director
813-872-2691 X113