This module is for Section Leaders and Supporters who may organise or support residential experiences for young people as part of their role in Scouting.
It is intended to provide an introduction to the skills related to running residential experiences and linked to the skills needed to gain a Nights Away Permit.
This module is split into eight sessions which cover the core areas of the Nights Away Permit Assessment and will help participants to gain and consolidate skills. These include Administration, the Venue, Programme Planning, Staffing, Catering, Fire, Wellbeing, Health & Safety and Equipment & Skills.
This training does not automatically qualify a participant for a Nights Away Permit. It is however an excellent way to learn and develop the necessary skills required for the Nights Away Permit Assessment. The aim is that by the end of the weekend you will have been given the tools and learnt some skills to be able to plan and run a successful Nights Away assessment experience.
This is not an obligatory module for a Section Leaders’ Wood Badge, but the weekend also covers Modules 16, 17 and 18 which are.
The course starts at 7.30pm on Friday evening – and finishes at 10.00pm. It begins again in the morning at 8.30 and runs through to dinner at 7.00pm. We often do some campfire training until 9.30pm. Sunday starts at 9.00am and finishes at 3.00pm. There is accommodation for all the course at Scout Park, but you may choose to go home if you wish. Meals are provided.
Scout Park, Gordon Road, Bounds Green London N11 2PB. (If you find you can no longer attend, either contact your course leader or email firstname.lastname@example.org)