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Wood Badge II

Wood Badge II focuses on the practical application of the concepts learned in Wood Badge I and introduces basic outdoor and Volunteer-support skills. Scouters are formally recognized with the Wood Badge beads, Gillwell neckerchief and Wood Badge certificate upon completion of the Wood Badge II program.
Wood Badge II is broken down into modular components called Scouter Development Cards. Each Scouter Development Card is a resource that outlines the development of a specific skill needed for Scouting. A Scouter is required to complete all Scouter Development Cards in the set to complete the Wood Badge II program. Individual Scouter Development Cards can be used outside of the Wood Badge program as a Scouter Support tool.
How does a Scouter earn his or her Wood Badge II?
Step 1
Choose someone to be your Wood Badge II Support Scouter.
This person will be your coach and guide as you complete your
Wood Badge II. Your Support Scouter can be any Volunteer
member of Scouts Canada who has completed Wood Badge I
for The Canadian Path and with whom you have a good working
relationship. Section Contact Scouters, Group Commissioners
and Area Support Scouters all make great Wood Badge II
Support Scouters.
Step 2
Review the Scouter Development Cards for Wood Badge II
and conduct a self-assessment. It is recommended that this is
done with your Support Scouter.
Step 3
Select any number of Scouter Development Cards to work
on over the next program cycle (season). These can be for skills
that are completely new to you or skills that you have already
developed over the years; the choice is yours. You can select one,
two or several Scouter Development Cards to work on, as long
as you think that they can be accomplished over the next
program cycle.
Step 4
With your Support Scouter, review the learning objectives
of the Scouter Development Cards that you have chosen.
Create a plan for how you are going to accomplish these learning
objectives over the next program cycle. Make sure that you are
setting SMART goals (specific, measureable, achievable, relevant
and timely).
Step 5
Implement your plan from step 4 over the next program
cycle. This could include practising these skills in your Section,
shadowing a Scouter from another Section or Group, learning from
a subject matter expert, or attending workshops or courses.
Step 6
Review your progress with your Support Scouter at the end
of the program cycle. Which Scouter Development Cards have
you completed? Which require more practice? Which Scouter
Development Cards are you going to pursue in the next program
Step 7
Repeat steps 4 to 6 until you have accomplished all of the
Scouter Development Cards. Conduct a final review with your
Wood Badge II Support Scouter. What was your most significant
achievement? What are your goals in Scouting for the next year?
How can you apply what you have learned in your personal life?
Step 8
Submit your Wood Badge II application to your Council.
This should be signed by yourself and your Support Scouter
in good faith. After your application has been processed, you
will be presented with your Gilwell neckerchief and beads, the
internationally recognized symbol of Wood Badge.


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