Training for adults
Adult volunteers are at the heart of Scouting, and it is important to remember that Scouting is not only about young people, but very much about the development of adults within the Movement.
To support adults in Scouting, the Scout Association provides a comprehensive programme of training that builds on existing skills and knowledge and so develops new competencies. For some appointments – this training leads to the Wood Badge, but this should never be seen as the end of the road!
The Adult Training Scheme
The Adult Training Scheme offers great flexibility to learners in how they learn and how they validate their learning. We are convinced that Adult Training is as much about motivation and empowerment as it is about learning.
We believe in the impact of a good training course and we hope that part of your training will be spent over a full day or a weekend. We have known for many years that participants learn as much from their peers on such courses, as from the trainers!
We also believe that good adult training provides the best foundation on which to build further experience and success. Foundations always need to go in first, so don’t put off getting your training underway!
When you have identified with you training adviser, the specific learning you require in your personal learning plan, please look out for the training opportunities on offer under Training Events /Bookings and book your free place. Please remember that any adult in Scouting can attend our training courses, Members of Executive Committees, or Section Assistants are particularly encouraged, if they wish to better understand their role.
If you have completed your own training, please encourage and support those who are still working through theirs by becoming a Training Adviser.
The Journey Begins, The induction process and the Early Modules.
Section Leader Training
For Section Leaders and Assistant Section Leaders (and anyone else!). We have refreshed our approach to Section Leader Wood Badge training to make it easier for you to get the training you need.
Managers and Supporters Training
We’ve introduced the new training provision for Managers and Supporters in Scouting.
This section takes you through all the mandatory training you need to be a volunteer with the Scouts.