Phil and Connor are amongst four 2nd Gordon leaders completing their Advanced leadership training to be recognised with the time-honoured Wood Badge. This is the highest leader award, though learning and honing of skills shall never really cease during a leader’s tenure.
The Wood Badge is awarded on successful completion of specific training as well as a major project.
The badge is actually two wooden beads worn around the neck on leather string. The ‘dove grey’ Gilwell scarf is worn on non-group special events, and signifies their membership in the internationally-recognised 1st Gilwell Scout Group. Two more presentations are to come soon for another two 2nd Gordon leaders.