Note: This article is specific to completing the online Wood Badge I courses. For volunteers following the Scouter Development Model (Wood Badge I mentorship), please refer to the following article for instructions on how to update your MyScouts profile:
From the David Huestis Learning Centre homepage, click on Wood Badge I from the My Courses widget.
Note: Wood Badge l for Canadian Path is accessible using these directions for Section Scouters. This is because different Wood Badges are required for different roles & the online learning system recognizes which role you're registered in and includes the Wood Badge applicable to your role to be accessed from your home page.
You will land on the Wood Badge I Course Home page.
My Home will bring you to the Learning Centre homepage.Course Home will bring you to this course homepage.
- Content will bring you to the course content.
- Awards will show you the certificates and badges you have earned from completing learning content.
- Learner Progress will show you your course progress summary.
- Additional Learning allows you to release additional learning content as you prepare for a new Scouting role or if you would like to work towards additional Wood Badge I learning milestones.
- Useful Links will bring you to resources on Scouts.ca and Help links will direct you to the Help Centre and Online Support Centre.
- Announcements widget will show you instructions and share important information.
- Explore My Learning Content widget will allow you to quickly jump to a content topic within the course.
- Quick access to your Bookmarks.
To get started, click on Content from the top navigation bar.
- Table of Contents on the left side will help you navigate through the course. The numbers in the boxes next to each Session title tell you how many content topics are outstanding to complete. Use the Table of Contents to jump to various Sessions and topics within the course.
- Getting Started for Section Scouters provides you with instructions on how the two ways you can work towards achieving your Wood Badge I learning milestone. Please read this section before you begin.
- Navigation Instructions provides instruction on how to navigate e-learning content.
Wood Badge is an internationally recognized across National Scouting Organizations around the world volunteer development program focusing on the knowledge and skills needed to implement the Scouting program. These competencies include youth-program facilitation, outdoor skills, Scouter support, risk management and safety.
Wood Badge focuses on helping Scouters acquire basic program facilitation knowledge.
Scouting Fundamentals is completed by individuals applying to become a Scouter as part of our Volunteer membership requirements. Scouting Fundamentals is a prerequisite for Wood Badge l.
Wood Badge l is developmental in focus. Scouters are required to complete the appropriate Wood Badge I program by the end of their first year, 365 days from the time the Scouter registers, in the role.
Section Scouters are Volunteers who work directly with youth. This includes Volunteers who work with Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts, Venturer Scouts and Rover Scouts. Camp Counselors are also considered Section Scouters for the purpose of Wood Badge I.
Section Scouters complete Wood Badge l for The Canadian Path
Total: 255 mins / 4.25 hrs
Group Committee Scouters are Volunteers who fill administrative roles within a Group Committee such as registration, finance or fundraising.
Wood Badge l for Group Committee
Total: 140 mins / 2.3 hrs
Group Commissioners are the principal point of contact for Scout Groups. They are accountable for executing Scouts Canada's 5 Priorities for Success at the Group level
Group Commissioners complete Wood Badge I for Group Commissioners.
Role & Accountability of Group Commissioner in Committee 10 mins
Total: 430 mins / 7.1 hours
Wood Badge l for The Canadian Path (WBl CP) can be completed in two ways.
1. Completed in full in the David Huestis Learning Centre via online learning.
2. Scouters can gain the skills for WBl CP in person with their new Scouting team and complete a self-assessment in the learning centre. The self-assessment is not a quiz, it is 14 questions that ask Scouters if they understand the components of Wood Badge. If Scouters confirm the content is understood they are credited with the online learning session that covers that content. When it is voiced by the Scouter that a component is not understood the Scouter is asked to take the online learning session that teaches the content they don't have an understanding of.
Wood Badge l is to be completed within a Scouter's first year, 365 days from the time the Scouter registers, in order to maintain an active status in MyScouts. If Scouters do not complete Wood Badge l within their first year their status flips back to a pending status in MyScouts until they have completed the screening. Pending means the Scouter is working towards completing volunteer screening, during this time Scouters are unable to participate in Scouting activities.
Wood Badge l for The Canadian Path is applicable to all Sections; Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers and Rovers. Section Scouters who have completed Wood Badge l for The Canadian Path are able to move from Volunteering with one Section freely without being guided to pursue continued eLearning.
If a Section Scouter who is seeking to change the Section they volunteer for has completed a Section specific Wood Badge they can continue with that section as the section specific Wood Badge makes them compliant (e.g. Wood Badge l Pack). If they would like to change the Section they Volunteer with (e.g. Pack to Troop), to prepare for the change, the eLearning that aids Scouter Development is Wood Badge l for The Canadian Path.
Yes! Upon completion of 'Wood Badge l for The Canadian Path' a Scouter receives their 'Woggle'.
Your Woggle is presented to you during your 'Investiture Ceremony'.
Scouters are awarded a badge for each Session completed.
When you are awarded with a badge for completion, you will see a pop-up notice like this:
To view all of your awards for this course, click on Awards from the top navigation bar.
There are two ways to view your awards:
- My Awards – shown in the screenshot above.
- View Available Awards – display a list of awards with checkmarks beside the ones you have earned. (Screenshot below).
- Use the Search function to filter your awards.
- Additional filter options allow you to see only badges or certificates and include awards from other courses (i.e.: Scouting Fundamentals).
- Certificates are issued once you complete the full course. Click on the icon to view completion information and to download a PDF Certificate of Completion.
- Badges are issued once you complete individual Sessions.
- Click on the Share link to Share your award to your profile – this will allow your Group Commissioner and Support Scouters to easily view your completions from your profile.
Group Commissioners and Registrars can see the status of their Scouters screening in MyScouts.
Step1: Go to the Scouter's profile page (use 'Find an Individual' or search through the section)
Step 2: View the middle of their page in the 'My Roles' tab (see screenshot). The last heading is 'Requires' here is where the requirements not yet fulfilled are listed. When they are completed the requirement will disappear until nothing is listed. At this time the Scouter's status will flip from Pending to Active & they will be able to begin Scouting with the group!
Wood Badge II focuses on the practical application of the concepts learned in Wood Badge I. It introduces basic outdoor and Volunteer-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 Wood Badge II framework uses new resources called Scouter Development Cards which can be used to help Volunteers build personal learning plans.
Still need help? Please feel free to contact the Scouts Canada Help Centre: