A Scout is Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient, Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent.

Prairielands Council Wood Badge Course

Wood Badge is an advanced, national leadership course. Scouters from Cub Scouting, Scouts BSA, Venturing, Sea Scouts, and Explorers, and district and council Scouters all are welcome and belong here.


Wood Badge takes its name from wooden beads that are awarded after completing the course, a tradition that started with the first Wood Badge course in 1919 offered by Baden Powell.


Wood Badge is not about Scout skills. The course focuses on leadership topics like:


  • Listening
  • Managing conflict
  • Leading change
  • Stages of team development
  • Coaching & Mentoring
  • Leadership for different stages
  • Servant leadership
  • Project planning

Eligibility Requirements

  • registered adult Scouter
  • complete basic training for your primary Scouting position