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Woodbadge Pack Part II
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Symbols of Woodbadge/Wood Badge Training

 
The Woggle, Beads and Scarf

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The three symbols that represent the completion of all the Wood Badge requirements are the Turks Head Woggle (part 1), and (upon the completion of part 2) the Gilwell Scarf and Wooden Beads (wood badge) on a leather thong worn around the neck.
 
Of course there is a long history attached to each symbol.
 
Briefly, the wooden beads are copies of beads taken from an African chief's necklace and presented to the first wood badge partipants in 1919 by Baden-Powell. The leather lace represents the good luck leather thong given to B-P during the Siege at Mafeking. The Turks Head woggle was designed by a staff member at Gilwell Park in the 1920s and can be taken apart in an emergency to start a campfire. And the red-lined, dove grey kneckerchief with Maclaren Tartan, represents Gilwell Park where the first course was given. The tartan is a lasting memorial to Mr. DuBois Maclaren who bought the 55 acres of land known as the Gilwell property and donated it, and the house to the Scout Assocation. The British Scout Headquarters are now located at Gilwell Park
 
Scout Associations worldwide adopted the beads, scarf and woggle in Niagara Falls, Ontario circa 1955, as representing completion of the Wood Badge training. 
 

Worldwide Scouting Symbol
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This badge is found on every scout uniform

Upon completion of  Woodbadge Part II,  scout leaders are presented with a parchment (certificate), beads and scarf. From that point onward the Scouters are known as Gilwell Scouts or Gilwellians.

The Gilwell Log and Axe Totem

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Our Badge Design for the Completion of Part II

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Traditionally, Part II participants have to design a badge, crest, or t-shirt that symbolizes their experience in Woodbadge II training. The crest must  incorporate wooden beads, the dates the course took place, type of course (pack, troop, company, colony) and location.
 
The crest was designed by Scouter Mark Merryweather and there are still crests available to be given out to the original participants.
 
Our theme was "train_ing" so we decided to incorporate the Gilwell symbol of an axe in a log and add train wheels to it. We also added a wolf cub symbol to the log and our energy check phrase - "We Love This Stuff"

 
The Parchment

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