Advanced leadership skills, and creating a bond & commitment to the Scout movement.
As per Scouts Canada’s national policy around training, we should all have completed a Wood Badge Part I in our primary roles by now.
Your next step to developing your skills as a Scouts Canada volunteer is to complete Wood Badge Part II. Build your confidence and enhance our knowledge and skills base as you advance your leadership skills.
Wood Badge Part II offers a more in-depth look at programming for your Section and will help you run successful programs. You will also have an opportunity to network with other Scouters allowing you a chance to learn from each other, share ideas and team build. Working together with a group of peers and support Scouters we will help you through your learning plan towards your goal of achieving your Wood Badge II.
Please consider attending this training course as it will provide you with a wealth of knowledge and skills that will enable you to motivate and lead in the delivery of quality Scouting programs.
Program Description for Wood Badge II
Wood Badge is an internationally recognized volunteer-development program focusing on the knowledge and skills needed to facilitate the Scouting program. These competencies include youth program facilitation, outdoor skills, Scouter support, risk management and safety. The Wood Badge refers to the recognition that Scouters receive when they complete the Wood Badge program:
- The Wood Badge—two wooden beads on a leather thong
- The Gilwell neckerchief
- The leather Wood Badge woggle
- The Wood Badge certificate
This course will provide you with the advanced skills necessary to plan and run Scouts Canada’s youth programs in compliance with Program Standards and By-Laws Policies and Procedures. The emphasis will be on long term program planning, outdoor activities and team development.
The core objectives of Wood Badge Part II include:
- Assessing Program Quality
- Engaging Parents
- Facilitating Adventures
- Facilitating a Balanced Program
- Facilitating for Diverse Youth
- Facilitating Personal Progression
- Facilitating Section Meetings
- Facilitating SPICES Facilitating STEM Adventures
- Facilitating the Outdoor Adventure Skills Program
- Incorporating Spirituality
- Incorporating the Badge Program
- Planning for Youth-led Scouting
- Using the Patrol (Team) System
- Working With Your Section Leadership Team
- Youth-led Camping
- Conducting Crucial Conversations
- Developing Effective Scouter Teams
- Growing the Movement
- Recruiting Volunteers
- Volunteer Support
Outdoor Skills (Prerequisite)
- Camping Skills
- Facilitating Winter Adventures
- Outdoor Safety Skills
In addition, you will get the opportunity to meet and network with other Scouters from across Ontario. The course encompasses group activities, discussions, case studies and hands-on activities with a large portion taking place outdoors.
You will be asked to select a section when registering for the Wood Badge II Workshops Weekends:
- Colony (Beaver Scouts)
- Pack (Cub Scouts)
- Troop (Scouts)
- Company (Venturer Scouts)
- Crew (Rover Scouts)
Some of the programs will be conducted together however a portion of the program will be within your section teams to facilitate section specific conversations, program planning, skills, and networking.
Candidates are required to attend all sessions on two weekends, complete self-directed learning requirements in between the weekends, and all prerequisites to complete the course and be awarded with their Wood Badge II for the Canadian Path.
Dates & Location
This is a 2 weekend Scouter Training Workshop:
The 2021 dates are postponed due to COVID restrictions. We look forward to seeing you in 2022.
April 8-10, 2022
June 10-12, 2022
Course begins approx. 7pm on Friday and concludes approx. 2pm on Sunday.
The course is held at Camp Samac, Scouts Canada
Camp Samac, Scouts Canada
275 Conlin Rd E
The first weekend participants will be housed in Kitchie Lodge. Kitchie Lodge features indoor toilets, showers, bunks, training areas, and mess hall. Tent camping is also available (bring your own tent). Food services for the first weekend will be provided by our Quartermaster team (bring your mess kit).
The second weekend you will be camping with your sections on Lakeland field at Camp Samac and will come self-contained within your section.
Both weekends feature a catered all sections Saturday Night Banquet which is a great time to relax, enjoy some great food and socialize with the other Scouters.
1 – Wood Badge I for The Canadian Path
In order to complete be awarded your Wood Badge II you must have completed your Wood Badge I for the Canadian Path training and it must appear in your training record in MyScouts.ca For help in completing your Wood Badge I for the Canadian Path if required contact your Group Commissioner or Group Support Scouter.
2 – Outdoor Skills Requirement
You are required to have the necessary Outdoor Skills required for the Wood Badge II prior to completion of this course. You must achieve the ‘I Can’ (level 3) of the Outdoor Skills Scouter Development Cards. This allows the course facilitators to focus on helping you develop the program skills during the two weekends of the course.
There are 2 ways you can meet the requirements of the Outdoor Skills Scouter Development cards:
Option One: Participate in one of the Outdoor Skills (Scoutcraft 1 & 2) Course or other Workshops to gain the required skills. For course in White Pine Council click here to visit the website.
Option Two: Have past training or equivalent experience through your own self-directed learning that satisfies the requirements of the Outdoor Skills Scouter Development Cards.
3 – Experience with the Section You Are Registering For & Ability to Work with the Section In Between Course Weekends
It is recommended that you have one year of experience within the section that you are applying for. This gives you a good understanding of the basics of the program and will help you in relating to the material on this course.
You should also have a group with the section you are taking the course for that you can work with between the 2 weekends to complete self-directed learning portion of the program.
4 – Have Identified A Support Scouter
Support Scouters form a big part of the WB II program and being a Scouter in general. In between the 2 weekends and after you complete the course it is expected that you will work with your Support Scouters to help you develop in Scouting to continue your personal development.
Course Flyer & Marketing Materials
Registration is conducted online. To register now click the link below to visit the registration page.