Volunteer Development & Training
As a volunteer with Scouts Canada, you are required to complete basic mandatory training in order to become active and compliant. The following training is required upon registering as a volunteer;
The Next Step - Wood Badge 1
Before you can count yourself as part of the ratio and within the first year of being a volunteer, you are also required to complete the full Wood Badge Part I (Milestone WB - MS1) for your role.
Section and Support Scouters Require - Wood Badge 1 for The Canadian Path
Group Committee Members Require - Wood Badge 1 for Group Committee
Group Commissioners Require - Wood Badge 1 for Group Commissioners
All mandatory training is available online through E-learning on the David Huestis Learning Centre, accessible through your myscouts.ca account.
Current Additional Training Available
- Woodbadge Part 1
- Woodbadge Part 2
- Youth Training Courses
- Scouters Conferences
- Speciality Courses
- Self-Directed Learning
- Courses offered by other Councils
Woodbadge Part 1
Facilitated Online Wood Badge Part I
- Miss the networking of the in-person Part I’s? Too much Fortnight happening at your house to use the internet?
Come out and take your online Wood Badge Part I for Canadian Path together
Date and Location: tbd
Woodbadge Part 2
About Wood Badge II
Wood Badge II is the second part of Scouts Canada’s Volunteer development program which directly follows Wood Badge I. As part of Scouts Canada’s 5 Key Priorities for Success, Wood Badge II looks to increase Volunteer Support and Program Quality. Wood Badge II focuses on the practical application of the program facilitation and safety concepts learned in Wood Badge I, while introducing basic outdoor and Scouter support skills.
This training offers you a chance to further increase your knowledge and confidence in the section you are working on. As well as developing a detailed plan for your section, you will obtain a wealth of tools and "trick of the trade" to take back and make your section meetings a joy to run. There will be comprehensive skills training. You will connect with dozens of Scouters just like you who will have lots to share and you will make a few friends for life. Once the Wood Badge is completed you will be invited to join a local Gilwell Club and an invitation to attend the annual Gilwellian leaders only camp in the second weekend of September every year.
Youth Training Courses
CEC and Battlefields Scouters Summit
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*Currently there are no specialty courses available. Please do continue to check this page for upcoming courses.*
Wood Badge II for Canadian Path Self-Directed Learning
Wood Badge II has been revitalized to incorporate Canadian Path methodology, making it more relevant for today’s Scouters. The new Wood Badge II program allows for self-directed learning, conducted through mentorship and coaching in addition to traditional courses and workshops.
The revitalized Wood Badge II framework uses new resources called Scouter Development Cards which can be used to help Volunteers build personal learning plans.
The Scouter Development cards are available at https://www.scouts.ca/resources/support-resources/training-and-development.html