Wood Badge Training
Part 1

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The Wood Badge is the internationally recognised Scouting training insignia awarded to adults by Headquarters to denote the completion of the training required for their role.  The Wood Badge consists of two wooden beads threaded onto a leather thong which is worn with the Scout Uniform.

The role you undertake dictates whether you are required to complete your Wood Badge.  This training should be undertaken within three years of achieving your full appointment.  Please check whether your role needs you to complete the training, some of you don't!!!


To achieve your Wood Badge you need to complete both Part 1 and Part 2 of the training shown on this website.  (You must have already completed the Getting Started elements of the training prior to undertaking the Wood Badge Training)

Part 1 is the face to face training and courses will be advertised on this website.

Part 2 is now completed by either e-learning or workbook.

Below is the information around Part 1 of the Wood Badge.  (For part 2 click on the other option in the drop down courses list).

The face to face part of the Wood Badge training takes place over 2 days

Day 1

Scouting for all

Skills in leadership

Working with adults

An introduction to residential experiences

Day 2

Programme Planning


Practical skills

We have also taken note that some of you are unable to attend courses over the weekend so we have created "Modular Mondays". 


These will take place on the 1st Monday of every month (unless a Bank Holiday) between 7 and 9 pm and will allow you to attend these modules in an evening instead.

All courses planned are shown on this website.

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