Wood Badge has four specific objectives:

As a result of attending Wood Badge, participants will be able to 

• View Scouting globally, as a family of interrelated, values-based programs that provide age-appropriate activities for youth.

• Recognize the contemporary leadership concepts utilized in corporate America and leading government organizations that are relevant to our values-based movement.

• Apply the skills they learn from their participation as a member of a successful working team.

• Revitalize their commitment by sharing in an overall inspirational experience that helps provide Scouting with the leadership it needs to accomplish its mission on an ongoing basis.

Wood Badge has five Central Themes:

The themes that follow encapsulate the course content of Wood Badge for the Twenty-First Century.

1)  Living the Values
—Values, mission, and vision
—Aims and methods

2)  Bringing the Vision to Life
—Listening to learn
—Communicating
—Giving and receiving feedback
—Valuing people and leveraging diversity
—Coaching and mentoring

3) Models for Success
—Team development model
—Situational Leadership

4) Tools of the Trade
—Project planning and problem solving
—Managing conflict
—Assessing team performance
—Managing change
—Celebrating team success

5)  Leading to Make a Difference
—Leaving a legacy
—Learning the greatest leadership secret

Countdown until WB SR-896