Join 1st Gilwell Park Scout Group Donate Your Woodbadge is the sign that you have completed your leader training. You are part of a global community of Woodbadge holders and follow in a great tradition of leadership training. In 1919, Lord Baden-Powell started a formal system for leader training here at Gilwell Park, London. Those who completed the course were awarded the Woodbadge. This was not a cloth badge, but a pair of beads from the ceremonial necklace of the Zulu Chief, Dinizulu. Although the beads from the original necklace are no longer used, leaders throughout the world still continue the tradition of the Woodbadge. Leaders are also entitled to become members of the 1st Gilwell Park Scout Group and wear the distinctive scarf and woggle. Please pledge your support to the home of the Woodbadge, Gilwell Park, by donating on the link above. By donating, you will be supporting Gilwell for generations to come.