Adult Training : Wood badge / Asst. Leader Trainer / Leader Trainer
Wood Badge is a Scouting leadership programme and the related award for adult leaders in the programmes of Scout associations throughout the world. Wood Badge courses aim to make Scouters better leaders by teaching advanced leadership skills, and by creating a bond and commitment to the Scout movement. Courses generally have a combined classroom and practical outdoors-based phase followed by a Wood Badge ticket, also known as the project phase. By “working the ticket”, participants put their newly gained experience into practice to attain ticket goals aiding the Scouting movement. The first Wood Badge training was organized by Francis “Skipper” Gidney and lectured at by Robert Baden-Powell and others at Gilwell Park (United Kingdom) in September 1919. Wood Badge training has since spread across the world with international variations.
Leader Trainers and Assistant Leader Trainers will be appointed by the Chief Commissioner on the recommendation of the National Training Commissioner. The Letter of Service Appointment which authorizes such service is valid for a period of one year. At the end of each year this Letter of Service Appointment should be renewed. If the Leader Trainer or the Assistant Leader Trainer fails to get this Appointment renewed for the forthcoming two years it will be invalid.
Adult Leader Training in the Sri Lanka Scout Association is divided in to 03 categories
a. Unit Leader training
b. Training Trainers of Unit Leaders
c. Training of Administrators including Group Scout Leaders, Commissioners and Lay Officers
The National Training Team is composed of Active Trainers, who have obtained a valid certificate as leader Trainers and Assistant Leader Trainers.The National Training Commissioner is responsible to the Chief Commissioner in respect of all Adult Training Activities in Scouting by the Sri Lanka Scout Association. Regarding this matter, The National Training Team is responsible to the National Training Commissioner.