Wood Badge I for The Canadian Path - FAQ

 

 

Introduction
  1. Session Names and ID Codes
  2. Transition Chart
  3. Why sessions and not modules?
  4. What about Module 1?
  5. How will Scouters get Section specific training if there is only one Wood Badge for The Canadian Path?
  6. Will current Scouters who have completed Wood Badge I for their Section be required to complete Wood Badge I for the Canadian Path?
  7. Will Scouters with a partially completed Section specific Wood Badge I have an opportunity to complete their training?
  8. What training is required when a Scouter moves to a different Section?
  9. What is 'My Learning Path' and what does it have to do with Wood Badge I
  10. Do I have to use 'My Learning Path' to access Wood Badge I on the David Huestis Learning Centre?
  11. When is training updated to my Myscouts profile?

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Introduction

Wood Badge I for Section Scouters has been fully updated with the new content that provides an introduction to facilitating Scouts Canada’s program, The Canadian Path.

 

Some important changes are:

  • Wood Badge I for The Canadian Path is divided into seventeen sessions rather than five modules.
  • Wood Badge I for The Canadian Path counts as the role-specific training for Scouters volunteering with Colony, Pack, Troop, Company and Crew. There are no separate section-specific sessions.
  • Sessions follow the Plan-Do-Review model.
  • The course is available through “My Learning Path” – a visual and interactive way for Scouters to access training.

 

 Session Names and David Huestis Learning Centre ID Codes

 

Session Name

DHLC ID

Approximate time needed (mins)

Canadian Path Fundamentals

6417

55

How to Facilitate the SPICES

6513

20

How to Incorporate Spirituality

6533

20

How to Facilitate Adventure

6532

20

How to Facilitate a Balanced Program

6528

25

Understanding Personal Progression

6534

20

How to Facilitate Outdoor Adventure Skills

6512

20

How to Facilitate a Meeting

6535

15

How to Incorporate Badges

6522

20

How to Take Youth Camping

6514

20

How to Use the Patrol System

6526

30

What is STEM?

6527

20

How to Engage Parents

6530

10

How to Fund the Program

6529

20

How to Work with the Section Leadership Teams

6531

20

How to Plan for Youth-Led

6506

20

How to Use the Program Quality Standards

6511

10

 

Wood Badge I Transition Chart

 

Old Wood Badge 1 Framework

New Wood Badge Framework

Module 1 (Non-Section Specific)

Scouting Fundamentals (Non-Section Specific)

Session 5 – Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders

Session 6 - Accessibility training

Module 2 (Section Specific)

Wood Badge I for The Canadian Path

(Sessions 1 – 17)

Module 3 (Section Specific)

Module 4 (Section Specific)

Module 5 (Section Specific)

 

Why sessions and not modules?

Sessions are designed to answer questions that new Scouters most frequently ask such as; “How do I take youth camping”. This will allow Scouters to take a non-linear approach for “just in time” learning. Ideally, new Scouters will complete two to three sessions of their choosing a week and then apply what they have learned at their regular meeting.

 

What about Module 1?

The content for Module 1 has not been changed with the Wood Badge I update. Module 1 is now being referred to as “Scouting Fundamentals” and is a prerequisite for Wood Badge I. This will be less confusing for new Scouters trying to discern the difference between ‘Module 1’ and ‘Wood Badge I’. Volunteers must complete Scouting Fundamentals to participate in Scouting programs and wear the Scouts Canada uniform. Scouters are required to complete Wood Badge I before August 31st of their first year in that role.

 

How will Scouters get Section specific training if there is only one Wood Badge for The Canadian Path?

With The Canadian Path, the program facilitation methodology is the same for all Sections. Sessions provide Section specific scenarios and review questions which reinforce each Section’s symbolic framework and age appropriate application of the Scouting Method.

 

Will current Scouters who have completed Wood Badge I for their Section be required to complete Wood Badge I for The Canadian Path?

No. At this time, Scouters who have a role specific Wood Badge I will not be required to update their training. However, it is highly recommended that all section Scouters refresh themselves with at least five sessions from Wood Badge I for The Canadian Path.

 

Will Scouters with a partially completed Section specific Wood Badge I have an opportunity to complete their training?

Yes. Section-specific Wood Badge I will be available on the DHLC course catalogue until December 31st, 2016. Scouters who complete this course will be given full credit for the training. In this case, it is highly recommended that Scouters make sure they take at least five sessions from Wood Badge I for The Canadian Path.

 

What training is required when a Scouter moves to a different Section?

Scouters who have completed Wood Badge I for The Canadian Path will not be required to retake their Wood Badge I if they move to a new Section. Instead, they will be asked to refresh themselves on five sessions of their choice to become familiar with the symbolic framework and age appropriate application of the Scouting Method for their new Section.

Scouters moving to a Section for which they do not have role specific training will be required to complete Wood Badge I for The Canadian Path. For example, a Colony Scouter moving up to Pack will be required to complete their Wood Badge I if they have neither Pack Wood Badge I nor Wood Badge I for The Canadian Path.

  

What is 'My Learning Path' and what does it have to do with Wood Badge I?

My Learning Path is an interface within the DHLC that provides Scouters with a visual and interactive way to access all of the training that Scouts Canada has to offer. This is an alternative to searching the course catalogue for training content. Wood Badge I for Group Committee, Volunteer Screening — It’s Our Duty, and other future content will also be available on My Learning Path.

 

Do I have to use “My Learning Path” to access Wood Badge I on the David Huestis Learning Centre?

No. Wood Badge I for The Canadian Path can be accessed through the course catalogue on the DHLC just like any other training content.

 

When is training updated to my Myscouts profile?

Once you have completed all seventeen sessions of Wood Badge I, the training milestone will be updated to your Myscouts profile. Completion of individual sessions will be recorded on the DHLC but not on your Myscouts profile. If you are unsure if you have completed a session, go to the “My Completed Learning” tab on the DHLC.

 

 

Help Centre

Still need help? Please feel free to contact the Scouts Canada Help Centre:

Scouts Canada Help Centre

helpcentre@scouts.ca

1-888-855-3336

 

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