Exciting Training Opportunities Coming Soon!

Want to be the ultimate trained leader?

Wood Badge is a lot of things. It is a premier training course for all registered Scout leaders. Yes, all. Cub Scout leaders, Scouts BSA leaders, Venturing leaders, and Sea Scouting leaders. It teaches Scouters the skills and methods of Scouting while being the embodiment of the Scouting spirit. Wood Badge uses the uniqueness of Scouting, the patrol method to deliver a practical course built around the operation of a troop and it’s patrols. Careful planning and strict attention to detail support this program to engage leaders to learn while having fun playing Scouting related games. This design helps to create “a mountaintop experience” for Wood Badge participants.

Wood Badge is composed of 3 parts; a theoretical part, learning about the aims and methods of Scouting; a practical part, the out-doors experience; the ticket, 5 goals that are self-created to help strengthen your role as a Scouting leader. Parts 1 and 2 are carried out simultaneously together over the two course weekends followed by the application of the ticket. Upon completion of the ticket, participants are presented a certificate, a neckerchief, leather woggle, and their Wood Badge Beads.

In addition to the new skills a Scouter receives while attending Wood Badge, there is great fellowship that takes place while also learning about the Wood Badge traditions that have been shared world-wide since 1919.

One of the purposes of Wood Badge training is to get Scouters to think about the practice of Scouting, to meet together, to exchange experiences, and to live together in the spirit of the Scout Oath. ~Lord Robert Baden Powell (1919)

The next Wood Badge course will be held at Kiwanis Scout Camp January 27-29 & February 25-26, 2023. Overnight accomodations will be indoors.

To register or for more information visit:

Register for Winter Wood Badge       About Wood Badge Training

We all know that being trained in whatever you do helps to ensure that you are more successful. These courses will show you how to leverage available resources and make the best use of your time. The Northern Star Scouting Training Team has outstanding trainers ready to get you fully up to speed through some great opportunities.

About university of scouting

The University of Scouting is a fun-filled, hands-on opportunity to network and learn with over 500 Scouters. This one-day supplemental training event was created for all Cub Scout, Scouts BSA, Venturing, and Sea Scout leaders, plus Scouts BSA, Venturing, or Sea Scout youth regardless of experience. The University of Scouting takes place on a Saturday in April and October. Be the best leader you can be - attend the next University of Scouting!

University of Scouting Extension Classes Coming Soon!

About University of Scouting


Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster Basic & Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills (IOLS)

Northern Star Scouting is hosting another exciting weekend of training for Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters December 10-11, 2022, at Phillippo Scout Camp. In addition to fulfilling the training requirements for Scoutmasters & Assistant Scoutmasters, this course is a fantastic introduction for parents or other adults to learn about Scouts BSA and how Troops function in a fun, fast paced, & hands-on environment! 

Participants will be required to stay overnight as part of the training. Participants must supply their own personal tents and camping items. Fee for the event covers training materials, facility fees and meals for the weekend. For additional information and to register visit:

Register for IOLS Training       About IOLS Training


Contact us

Dave Arola

Training and Advancement Director

Michelle Pitheon

Field Assistant
Exciting Training Opportunities Coming Soon!