WOSM’s “Wood Badge” framework contributes to offer “Better Scouting” and “More Scouting” through the permanent improvement of quality training for adults involved in the Movement, and by strengthening their sense of unity. The long training’s history confirms the sustainability of both goals.

The image of Scouting can also benefit from quality Wood Badge Training, which can be externally recognized, more easily.
The need to have a clear definition and/or a formal Wood Badge framework and the willingness to maintain and to improve the WB’s “quality” was expressed by the 38th World Scout Conference held on Jeju Island, Korea.
The framework purpose is :
  • To strengthen the sense of unity within the movement through the sharing of purpose, principles and method of Scouting and the belonging to a worldwide adult brotherhood serving young people;
  • To harmonize the training principles of adults serving in Scouting, and the basic learning areas such as Scouting, leadership, management and relationships.