The Wood Badge

The Wood Badge

The Wood Badge is a Scouting leadership programme. Wood Badge courses aim to make Scouters better leaders by teaching advanced leadership skills, and by creating a bond and commitment to the Scout movement.

In order to gain the Wood Badge (not actually a badge but two wooden beads on a leather string worn around the neck with your necker usually only for formal occasions) you will need to complete a series of Modules appropriate to your Role. This may involve drawing on your past experiences or training, or attending a series of Presentations specifically designed for Scouting and held across Cardiff and Vale Area.

To help you to complete the various skills you will be guided through your training by a Training Adviser who will assist you through the preparation of a Personal Learning Plan (PLP), assess what you have achieved and validate the Modules for you.

When an adult in the UK has validated all of the modules necessary to complete their Wood Badge the recommendation for Award of the Wood Badge can be made.

The following is a list of the Wood Badge Modules.
Section Leaders will cover Modules 1, 2, 3 and 5 to 19 only.
Managers/Supporters will cover Modules 1, 2, 4 to 12(A) and 20 to 26.
N.B. There are many other roles in Scouting. If you hold a role other than a Section Leader or a Manager/Supporter (as above) then the Modules needed for your role will be explained to you by a Training Adviser.

Further information on Wood Badge training can be found on The Scout Association website