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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.

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. To access the program, simply download the Wood Badge II Guide.

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Support Scouters have a pivotal role in facilitating Wood Badge II for Section Scouters. The Wood Badge II — Support Scouter Guide explains how Support Scouters can help facilitate Wood Badge II through courses and workshops, coaching and mentoring, and self-directed learning.

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The new Wood Badge II training uses 26 Scouter Development Cards that are available in the Wood Badge II Guide for Section Scouters that is available through the link at the end of this article. Each card has been designed by Scouts Canada to focus on and provide resources for a specific skill relating to Outdoor Skills, Program Facilitation, and Volunteer Support. The basic anatomy of each card includes a description, learning objectives, Plan-Do-Review guidelines, safety notes, online resources, and tips and tricks. Scouters use these Development Cards for self-directed learning using the following eight steps:

  1. Choose a Wood Badge II Support Scouter
  2. Review the Scouter Development Cards and conduct a self-assessment
  3. Select any number of Scouter Development Cards
  4. Review the Learning Objectives of the cards you have chosen with your Support Scouter
  5. Create and implement a plan over the next program cycle
  6. Review your progress with your Support Scouter at the end of the program cycle
  7. Repeat steps 4 to 6 until you have completed all the Scouter Development Cards
  8. Submit your Wood Badge II application to your Council

The set of Scouter Development Cards for the Wood Badge II program are:

Outdoor Skills

  1. Camping Skills
  2. Facilitating Winter Adventures
  3. Outdoor Safety Skills
  4. Scoutcraft

Program Facilitation

  1. Assessing Program Quality
  2. Engaging Parents
  3. Facilitating Adventures
  4. Facilitating a Balanced Program
  5. Facilitating for Diverse Youth
  6. Facilitating Personal Progression
  7. Facilitating Section Meetings
  8. Facilitating SPICES Development
  9. Facilitating STEM Adventures
  10. Facilitating the Outdoor Adventure Skills Program
  11. Fundraising
  12. Incorporating Spirituality
  13. Incorporating the Badge Program
  14. Planning for Youth-led Scouting
  15. Using the Patrol (Team) System
  16. Working With Your Section Leadership Team
  17. Youth-led Camping

Volunteer Support

  1. Conducting Crucial Conversations
  2. Developing Effective Scouter Teams
  3. Growing the Movement
  4. Recruiting Volunteers
  5. Volunteer Support

Basic requirements in pursuing Woodbadge Part II for Canadian Path:

  • Scouter must be in good standing.
  • Scouter has completed the Woodbadge Part I for Canadian Path through e-Learning and with one year of service.

What is a Woodbadge II Support Scouter?

Wood Badge II Support Scouters serve as facilitators for Scouters who pursue the Wood Badge II program. This is done with the same skill set and methodology that is used for facilitating the Scouting program. Commissioners, Area Support Scouters, Section Contact Scouters and Trainers all make great Wood Badge II Support Scouters, but almost every Scouter can serve in this role. An important distinction to make is that Wood Badge II Support Scouters are not necessarily responsible for training Scouters. Rather, these Support Scouters should focus on connecting Scouters with the resources that they need to progress in the Wood Badge II program.

WB2 Support Scouters must:

  • Meet Scouts Canada’s Volunteer Screening requirements for Scouters.
  • Complete Wood Badge I for The Canadian Path.

WB2 Support Scouters should:

  • Have a good working relationship with the Scouter.
  • Have the time to facilitate the Wood Badge II program.

After satisfactorily completed all skills sets stipulated in all 26 Scouter Development areas, both Scouter and Support Scouter will sign THE WOODBADGE PART II FOR CANADIAN PATH RECOGNITION REQUEST – GTC and send it to:

Training Department

Greater Toronto Council

120 - 10 Kodiak Crescent

North York, ON  M3J 3G5

Canada

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