Central Escarpment

Scouter Learning

You signed up to be a leader.....Thank you! Now what?


Wood Badge Part I

When you sign up to be a leader, you agree to take Wood Badge Part I training to help you learn what it is to be a leader and to be involved in the best Youth Movement there is.

Wood Badge Part I is comprised of five modules as follows:

Module 1 - Fundamentals(Core)
Module 2 - Program Support (Section Specific)
Module 3 - Planning (Section Specific)
Module 4 - Running an Effective Meeting (Section Specific)
Module 5 - Putting the "OUT" in Scouting (Section Specific)

Each module is approximately 3 hours in length. Once Module 1 is completed, then the modules can be taken in any order; at any time. Once all five modules are completed, then the woggle recognition will be awarded. A business style template card, which will be handed out at your first module, will help you keep track of the modules.


If you have completed a Wood Badge Part I within the last three years, and are changing sections, you may only need to complete the Section Specific Modules (Modules 2-5).  Verify this with the DAC - Development & Training in your Area.


Wood Badge Part 1 Courses


When:             Course has been postponed, please check again for new dates.

Where:            TBD

What:              Modules 2,3,4,5 only

Cost:               TBD

Talk to your Deputy Area Commissioner for Development & Training or email the Deputy Council Commissioner for Development & Training.


Online Training

Another option is to complete the modules in the Wood Badge Part I online. If you are a Colony, Pack or Troop leader, you can complete all 5 modules through e-learning at the Scouts Canada National website http://www.scouts.ca/elearn/ You will need to register with a log-in and password in order to commence.  Modules for Company and Crew advisors are currently in development.

Once each topic has been completed, you will need to print out the corresponding certificate.

For details on how to complete the Wood Badge  Part 1 online and how to start e-learning, click on the following link:  http://www.scouts.ca/elearn/


Group Management Course

(previously named Wood Badge I – Group Commissioner) 

If you are a Group Commissioner or Group Administrator, there is a course to help you in your role. The course is comprised of 4 modules but are distinctly different  from a section Wood Badge Part I.  The 4 modules are:

  • Module 1 – Group Management Fundamentals
  • Module 2 – VRAD Process
  • Module 3 – Group Management
  • Module 4 – Program Delivery from a Group Manager Perspective

If you do not have a Wood Badge I that was received in the last three years, Module 1 – Fundamentals (from the section) is  a prerequisite for this course.    Module 1-Fundamentals can be taken online or offered separately at the area level.



For more information on this or other training opportunities in the Council,
contact, DCC Volunteer Development   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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