VFW Wood Badge Scholarship Program


The VFW has entered into a cooperative effort with the Boy Scouts of America to encourage its Posts to organize Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, Varsity Scout teams, and Venturing crews. To further this effort, the VFW National Headquarters offers Wood Badge training scholarships to assist selected chapter members in acquiring skills that will better equip them to serve the youth of their communities. Members-at-large and retirees can qualify by being sponsored by the nearest VFW Post in their area.


  1. This scholarship program covers the current Wood Badge course, which was developed for all Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Venturing leaders, as well as council and district leaders. The focus of the course is onthe development of leadership skills, not outdoor skills.
  2. There shall be awarded annually three scholarships for each BSA region—a total of 12.
  3. Scholarships will cover $200 toward the tuition fee only. The recipient must furnish transportation to and from Wood Badge course locations.
  4. Applicants must satisfy all Wood Badge course prerequisites.
  5. Applicants must be VFW or VFW Auxiliary members in good standing.

Application Form

Download an application form for the VFW Wood Badge Scholarship