Welcome to to the Adult Development and Training pages of our County’s website. I’m Chris Nagle, the Country Training Manager (CTM). In my role I am responsible for the management of all aspects of the training and learning process for adults within the county. This not only includes the provision of appropriate training and the necessary support structures but also the personnel involved (our Adult Development Active Support Unit). It is also my responsibility to recommendation the award of wood badges.
We are currently not able to deliver face-to-face training because of Covid-19. Therefore, until September 2021, we will be delivering as many modules as we can via zoom.
Please keep an eye out for Training Updates and North Circular for further advice and information.
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!
However, at the present time we can only deliver training remotely via zoom or e-learning. (Some modules can also be done via the completion of a workbook)
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!
We recommend that you down load and file (rather than print) a PDF copy of the Adult’s Personal File for Section Leaders
You can use this document to help you identified, with your training adviser, the specific learning you require in your personal learning plan. You can then 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
Confused about Adult Training
If you have any doubts about what modules you need to cover, or a question about validation, talk to your Training Adviser (often your Group Scout Leader) or drop your Local Training Manager (LTM) an email:
Southgate District: (Hedley)
North London District: (Andrew)
Barnet Borough District: (Roger) (Brian)
Enfield District: (Louise)
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.
Can’t be doing with Zoom!
What are the alternatives?
Training for Trustees on Executive Committies
This section includes resourses for Training Advisers.
Zoomin around the London Region
Other Counties offering Zoom training in London (and beyond).
First Response (Modules 10A & 10B)