Did you know that it will soon be 100 years since the very first Wood-Badge Course commenced?
The first Wood Badge course for 25 scouters was run at Gilwell Park, London, UK from the 8th -19th September 1919. In Queensland, the first Wood Badge course was run in 1924 at Ormiston, Redland.
Multiple Gilwell Reunions to commemorate the Centenary of Wood-Badge, will be held throughout the world, and also throughout Australia and Queensland sometime around the 7th September 2019. There may be some Regions whose Gilwell Reunion may vary by a day or two. Look out for announcements. If you have questions with regards to these events and ideas for promoting the Wood Badge Centenary, please contact: email@example.com
To get the events rolling within Queensland, “Que” Koala, a Training Team (Queensland Branch) mascot, has gone on a “walkabout” throughout Queensland, to meet as many Adult Leaders as possible. Que carries a backpack containing a message, log book, and a Queensland scarf. Adult leaders who Que meets are being asked to write an entry into the log book, receive a souvenir card, and take a photo with Que.
Que, the log book and photos will eventually form a historical record of the adult leaders within Queensland, and be kept for posterity at a Branch Scout Heritage Centre.
This Blog Site contains wood badge centenary ideas, historical facts, announcements and the photographs of Que and the people she met on her travels.
Scouts Australia (Qld Branch)