Woodbadge Training – Section Leaders

New dates to be advertised in due course.


The District Training Managers continue to deliver the Getting Started modules – module 1, Essential Information, module 2, Personal Learning Plan and module 3, Tools for the Role (Section Leaders).

Ulster Tartan Scarf and Gilwell Woggle

On completion of your Woodbadge Training, you are entitled to wear the Ulster Tartan Scarf and Gilwell Woggle along with your Wood beads.

These are available to purchase from the NI Scout Office, 109 Old Milltown Road, Belfast, BT8 7SP and can be posted out to your address.

Ulster Tartan Scarf     £15.00

Gilwell Woggle £5.00

Payment can be made by cheque payable to NISC or by credit/debit card Tel: 028 9049 2829.

Validation of Training Modules

The Scout Association aims to ensure that adults are able to meet a high standard in their role. However, the training it provides is only one piece of the jigsaw. All the training does is help adults learn the knowledge, skills and attitudes they need to carry out their role. The adults themselves have to put that learning into practice, perhaps with support and feedback from a line manager or Training Adviser. The next piece of the jigsaw is to assess whether or not the adult is actually using the learning to the standard required. In Scouting, we call this process validation.

The process of validation involves comparing what the adult does against a set requirement and deciding whether their performance matches the requirement.
Based upon the validation decision, further plans can then be made to develop or manage the adult.

Download the Fact sheet on Validation processes and guidelines here:

Validation processes and guidelines

Download the Woodbadge Validation documents here:

module 1 essential information

module 2 Personal Learning Plan

module 3 tools for the role section leaders

module 5 fundamental values of scouting

module 6 changes in scouting

module 7 scouting for all

module 8 skills of leadership

module 9 working with adults

module 10 first aid

module 11 administration

module 12a delivering a quality programme

module 12b programme planning

module 13 growing the section

module 14 supporting young people

module 15 promoting positive behaviour

module 16 intro to residential experiences

module 17 running safe activities

module 18 practical skills

module 19 international

module 36 special needs

module 38 skills for a residential experience

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls