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Wood Badge Training

The Purpose of Wood Badge is to strengthen units.

Wood Badge is an advanced, intense, experiential course on small-group leadership. There are presentations and activities. There are games, but there is no dead time – the games are all with a purpose. The course, and working your ticket afterwards, will help you make your Scouting unit stronger, and will also help you in your work, church, family, and everywhere else.

The first Wood Badge course ever was in England in 1919. Thus, 2019 is the 100th anniversary of Wood Badge. 

Wood Badge is for all adults in Scouting: anyone age 18 or older, male or female, involved with Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing, Sea Scouts, Exploring, district, or council. The only requirements for attending Wood Badge are: that you be registered in the Boy Scouts of America, and that you have taken the basic training for your position, most of which can be taken online through my.Scouting.

The course takes a full five days, from about 7:00 a.m. the first day to about 5:00 p.m. the last day of each weekend.  You must be there for all of both weekends (on the same course).  Once you have been on course, that requirement will make a lot of sense.

Here is more information, or you can email

 2019 Fall Course, at Camp Pigott

Dates: September 20–22 AND October 12–13, 2019 (Five FULL days packed with information, fun, understanding, and more)
Location: Camp Pigott (near Monroe, WA)
Cost: $245
Course DirectorFiona Bryant
Registration: Fall 2019 Wood Badge

2020 Spring Course at Camp Parsons

Regarding Payment

The fee for the course is $245. 

  • You may pay the entire fee at the time you register. OR
  • You may pay a $100 deposit when you sign up (not refundable) and pay the balance 60 days before the course.
  • There are a few partial scholarships available. Contact the course director if one would make it possible for you to attend.


The National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) Conference is like Wood Badge for youth.  NYLT is an exciting, action-packed program designed to provide youth members with leadership skills and experiences they can use in their home troops, teams, crews, personal lives, and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others.

NYLT is for Boy Scouts, Venturers, Sea Scouts, and Explorers.

All courses are at Camp Pigott.

NYLT online registration is now open!

NYLT Registration

 Click here to watch NYLT’s promotional video.

Click here to watch last year’s NYLT’s recap.

Modern leadership theory is delivered in a team setting (the term team may be considered synonymous with patrol in a Troop model) with an emphasis on immediate application of learning in a fun environment. 

The course is an exciting combination of classroom and fun outdoor activities providing a challenging and rewarding learning experience. 

Participants cook meals and work in their teams throughout the course.  Teams are composed of diverse participants in order to promote individuals making new friends and learning about others.


Position specific classes (Cubmaster, Den leader, Committee Challenge, Scoutmaster specific) never expire.  If you took the course in 1950 and have proof you took it (or the comparable course) then it is still valid today.  However, when there are major curriculum changes it is recommended that you take the course again:  recommended - but not required!

Position Specific training can be accomplished online through the BSA training Center

IOLS, BALOO, WILDERNESS FIRST AID, CPR are all required to be completed at various points. Due to various needs and services both Sinclair District and Orca District team up to provide these courses throughout the year.  Staying up to date with the Sinclair District Facebook Page events will help you to track when these things are being given.



Required Training for Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters:  

     Youth Protection, Scoutmaster Specific, and Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills


Required Training for Troop Committee Members:

     Youth Protection and Troop Committee Challenge


Below is a list of courses that expire and how often they should be retaken to be valid:


     Youth Protection - Chief Seattle Council requires this every year 
     National Camping School - good for five camping seasons 
     Safe Swim Defense - every two years 
     Paddle Craft Safety - every three years 
     Aquatics Supervision/Swimming and Water Rescue - every three years 
     BSA Lifeguard - every three years 
     Visitation training - every two years 
     Climbing Lead Instructor - every two years 
     Climbing Instructor - every two years 
     COPE/Climbing Inspector - every two years 
     Safety Afloat - every two years 
     Chain Saw Safety - every two years 
     Trainer's EDGE - every three years 
     Hazardous Weather - every two years 
     Physical Wellness - every two years 
     Climb On Safely - every two years 
     Trek Safely - every two years 


How to see your Training or your Unit's training



The Program and Training Conference (PTC) is a one stop training opportunity for leaders and parents from the entire council to get together and learn more about Scouting. The all day conference features many outstanding opportunities for both position-specific and supplemental training adult leaders in Cub Packs, Scout Troops, Venture Crews and Sea Scouts, as well as district and council committees. It's all at PTC and as you can see in the name... it's about Program and it's about Training which will create a better Scouting program for the youth we serve.

Saturday, October 19th from 7:40 AM to 4:45 PM
North Seattle College
  • $45 for adults ($10 early discount before 10/14/2019)
  • $20 for youth (under age 21)
  • $60 for BALOO ($10 early discount before 10/14/2019)
  • $85 for Wilderness & Remote First Aid (including youth, $10 early discount before 10/14/2019)

The registration fee includes classes, lunch, patch, and resource materials. The fee for BALOO includes three sessions of BALOO on the morning of the conference, an additional three sessions of your choice on the afternoon of the conference and meals for the overnight campout.

Register Now!


The conference offers more than 100 classes. You can view a list of all classes and a list of new classes for 2019. To help guide you in your class choices, we also provide program specific class lists for Cub Pack adultsScout Troop adultsVenturing Crew adultsSea Scout adultsCommissioners and youth.

Looking to get your Trained patch?

Who is REQUIRED to be trained? All direct contact leaders: Cubmasters & assistants, Den Leaders (Tiger, Wolf, Bear, & Webelos) & assistants, Scoutmasters & assistants and Crew Advisors & associates.

To FINISH your training, go online at and take the appropriate Youth Protection (good for one year). If you are a Scoutmaster or one of their assistants you will also need to take Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills to recharter with your unit. Go to for more information.

Order of the Arrow Banquet

The T'Kope Kwiskwis Lodge Banquet is in "The Grove" of the new Health Sciences Building at 5:30pm-9:30pm. All are welcome, including non-OA members. The cost is $35 before October 14 and $45 after.


Visit the Midway between 9 AM and 2:40 PM to meet representatives from scouting groups, programs and camps.


The conference is is on Saturday, October 20 from 7:40 AM to 4:45 PM. The schedule for the day is:

7:40 - 8:15 Check-in and Late Registration
8:15 - 8:45 Opening Ceremony
9:00 - 10:00 Class Session #1
10:10 - 11:10 Class Session #2
11:20 - 1:15 Class Session #3 and Lunch
1:25 - 2:25 Class Session #4
2:35 - 3:35 Class Session #5
3:45 - 4:45 Class Session #6


North Seattle College
9600 College Way North 
Seattle, WA 98103
Map and directions (PDF)

Check-in, late registration and the opening ceremony are at the Wellness Center on the east (freeway) side of the campus. Parking is easiest on this side of the campus; no permit is necessary.