Scoutmaster's Wood Badge (1928)

The Scouts have an established system of rewards for tasks. In 1919 the Scouts began to refine its leadership training courses, and introduced the Wood Badge. This is an award for Scout leaders who have completed a training programme of practical and theoretical management techniques. The bearer of the Wood Badge was entitled to wear two wooden beads on a leather thong either on his hat or around the neck. These beads and thong were inspired by Sir Robert Baden Powell's experiences in the Boer War, and are adapted from items he acquired in South Africa. This certificate was awarded to a Hampstead Scoutmaster in 1928. Shelf 3 Unit 1 Store