Woodbadge is an advanced adult training program consisting of outdoor skills, leadership, team building, group management, problem solving, task completion and a number of other skills. It is a very highly respected award. It is signified by a set of beads, a tan neckerchief with a McLaren tarten on the back. It is tied with what is called a woggle, made of leather.
Two beads are awarded for the initial completion of the course. A third bead is awarded for participation in the course as an instructor. The Gilwell shoulder strip represents the first Woodbadge course held at Camp Gilwell in England. Each Woodbadge patrol is assigned an animal logo or "critter" to represent that patrol For me, I am an Owl, which connects me to all others who went through the program in the Owl patrols.