Proudly display this Axe and Log patch to show your Wood Badge loyalty. This is a great gift for your Wood Badgers or Gilwellians at reunions or to give to your patrol as a Thank You for the great memories.
The leather woggle is symbolic of the skill of leather workers making familiar Turk's head neckerchief slides.
The slide has neither a beginning or an end, comparable to the never ending commitment made to serve youth and others. The woggle reminds us of the skill in all Wood Badge training that is emphasized in the practical phase of the course.
The axe and log logo was conceived by the first Camp Chief, Francis Gidney, in the early 1920s to distinguish Gilwell Park from the Scout Headquarters. Gidney wanted to associate Gilwell Park with the outdoors and Scoutcraft rather than the business or administrative Headquarters offices. Scouters present at the original Wood Badge courses regularly saw axe blades masked for safety by being buried in a log. Seeing this, Gidney chose the axe and log as the totem of Gilwell Park.
Product Dimensions: 2" round
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