A massive congratulations to our own Nicole Batchelor of Beaver Colony 2 who received her Wood Badge yesterday at the district St George’s day event. This has been awarded following a lot of hard work and dedication, this is very well deserved.
But what is a wood badge?
The Wood Badge is a Scouting programme and award for adults in the Scout associations around the world. The Wood Badge course is designed so that adult Scouters can learn; in as practical a way possible, the skills and methods of Scouting.On completion, participants are awarded the beads to recognise their significant achievement in leadership and direct service to young people, and to welcome them to membership of the 1st Gilwell Park Scout Group.
Although the programme has changed over the years, the essence of the original Wood Badge still remains. Adults use their new and existing knowledge and skills to complete training, which is designed to strengthen the individual and the quality of Scouting they can provide to young people.