In the BSA Boy Scout Training we have the following:
Child Abuse Video - Required of all Adult Leaders
Fast Start - A short video tape.
Basic Leader Training - A short - one day course - Completion of this course
earns you a card certifying that you have completed the course. - It also entitles
you to wear a "Trained" Strip under your leader patch.
Scoutmaster Fundamentals - A series of lessons (two evening classes and one
weekend. This is a continuation of of training in Scoutcraft and Inter-Personal
Relationships. A prerequisite to Wood Badge.
Woodbadge - Either a one week practical or three weekend practical course. At
the start of the practical part of the course, a candidate is issued a Green Wood
Badge Neckerchief, worn with any kind of slide (but NOT the woggle). This
kerchief is worn until the candidate completes his "ticket" -- a set of personal
goals the candidate will complete using the skills he/she learned during the
practical part of the course. The ticket must be completed between 6 to 18
months from the completion of the practical part of the course.
Upon completion, a candidate is presented with the Woodbadge Woggle &
Kerchief -- A tan kerchief with the McLaren Tarten on the back. At the same
time, he/she is issue their two Wood Badge Beads.
Wood Badge is open to all men and women that meet the minimum
qualifications and the Wood Badge Class must have a minimum of 34
Continuing in Wood Badge:
Serving on Wood Badge Staff - The Staffer wears three beads.
Serving as Scoutmaster on a Wood Badge Class - four beads.
I am told the following is true:
Serving on Staff at Gilwell Field - five beads
Serving as Scoutmaster at Gilwell Field - six beads