Wood Badge

Unofficial Wood Badge Knot  Unofficial Wood Badge Knot 2


Unofficial Wood Badge

The official Wood Badge training recognition regalia include the neckerchief, woggle, and beads (necklace). Onboard a nautical vessel, any necklace type device can be hazardous. Because of this several Sea Scouting leaders created the Wood badge emblem to be worn informally with Sea Scouting whites, blues and khaki. There are three versions of the knots shown above, corresponding to the two-bead, three-bead and four-bead necklaces worn by Wood Badge trained Scouters. However, the National Uniform and Insignia Committee has denied requests by the Sea Scouting community to authorize this knot. The universal insignia of Wood Badge are established by the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM). Other Scouters developed the knot shown below, which is also unofficial and unauthorized for wear on the uniform.

Credits: Scan of the knot on the left was provided by Mike Walton. The other was scanned by Paul Wolf

Page updated on: May 23, 2014

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