All volunteers are obliged to complete some training when they join the Scout Association. The amount of training required varys depending on the role being under taken by the volunteer. Our training scheme is based on a modular scheme, with each module designed to cover specific competences or skills. This makes the training easy to do, in bite-sized chunks!
Prior learning by our volunteers is taken into account, and can count towards modules. There is a training matrix, which identifies the modules required for each type of role in Scouting. Our volunteers are required to validate the training, which means they have to demonstrate they have the skills required for each module.
After completing your adult training, you will be awarded a Wood Badge as a mark of your achievement!
There is also an opportunity for our volunteers to gain a formal Level 2 Award in either Providing Voluntary Youth Services (for Section Leaders) or Managing Voluntary Youth Services (for Managers and Supporters) while completing the Scout training, which enhances the volunteers CV and enables them to use the skills they have learnt in the work place.
All new volunteers should read the Adult’s Personal File for more information on Scouting and the training scheme. Resources for each module can be found here, and on the Getting Started and Ongoing Training pages.