Training

Our award-winning training scheme for volunteers means that adults get as much from Scouting as our young people.

Scouting’s quality depends on its volunteers and our volunteers depend on Scouting to teach them the skills they need.

Our training scheme was recognised with a National Training Award from UK Skills. It is one of the reasons why we have managed to increase our volunteer numbers over the past few years, against the national trend.

The training scheme for new leaders is in a modular format and for the majority of leaders will consist of 18 stand alone modules.

You will need to complete the first 3 modules within 4 months of joining but the remainder can be completed in any order you wish within the next 3 years.

There are various different ways in which you can complete the required training for the modules – some can be done on line, some as workbooks, all as formal courses or as a one to one session with a trainer.

We take into account the experiences you have gained through life and work, which can mean that you do not have to complete the training part of every module.

Once you have completed the training you will need to carry out some tasks and or discuss the module with a trainer in order to validate it and show that fully you understand what the module was about.

All leaders will have access to an Adult Personal File, which explains the contents of each module and what is needed to validate it.

You can download an Adult Personal File from

https://members.scouts.org.uk/supportresources/search/?cat=23,223

Once you have had all 18 modules validated you will be awarded your Wood Badge as an acknowledgement that you have completed your formal training as a leader.

Certain modules such as First Aid, Safeguarding, and On Going Safety will need to be renewed on either a 3 or 5 yearly basis.

The training is not onerous nor over scholarly, but can be fun and a chance to meet other leaders from other groups and to exchange ideas, and there will be plenty of experienced leaders who will be available to help you.

 

2019 TRAINING COURSES

THE NAME IN BOLD IS AS PER YOUR TRAINING PLAN, BUT IF DATE HAS AN * TO BOOK ONTO THE COURSE YOU WILL STILL NEED TO BOOK ONTO BOTH MODULES

Mar 16 Sat* RECRUITMENT (Modules 13 &15)

1st Hook HQ 29 Greenways, Esher KT10 0QH 10:00am – 4.30pm

Mar 23 Sat Introduction to Residential Experiences (module 16)

Sutton Scout HQ 72 Woodcote Road, Wallington, SM6 0LY 9.45 am – 1.30pm

Mar 23 Sat Residential Experiences (module 38a)

Sutton Scout HQ 72 Woodcote Road, Wallington, SM6 0LY 2.00pm – 4.30pm

Mar 30 Sat Core Skills (Module 18)

4th Worcester Park 2 Braemar Road, Worcester Park, KT4 8SW 9.45 am – 4.30pm

Apr 5 Fri to April 7 Sun Residential Experiences (module 38a) Camping Weekend

Boidier Hurst Times tbc.

May 19 Sun OUTDOOR SCOUTING (Modules 16&17 and parts of 11)

Croydon HQ – 1st Coulsdon 9.30 am – 4.30pm

June 8 Sat* INTERNATIONAL & RUNNING SAFE ACTIVITIES (Modules 19 & 17)

1st Hook HQ 29 Greenways, Esher KT10 0QH 10:00am – 4.30pm

Sept 22 Sun* PROGRAMME PLANNING (Modules 12 &12a and parts of 7 & 19)

22nd Wimbledon Arthur Road, Motspur Park, KT3 6LX 9.45 am – 4.30pm

Oct 5 Sat Introduction to Residential Experiences (module 16)

3rd Hampton 59 Percy Road, Hampton, Middlesex, TW12 2JT 9.45 am – 1.30pm

2 Oct 12 Sat* INTERNATIONAL & RUNNING SAFE ACTIVITIES (Modules 19 & 17) Sutton Scout HQ 72 Woodcote Road, Wallington, SM6 0LY 10:00am – 4.30pm

Oct 19 Sat OUTDOOR SCOUTING (Modules 16&17 and parts of 11)

Sutton Scout HQ 72 Woodcote Road, Wallington, SM6 0LY 9.30 am – 4.30pm

Nov 17 Sun* RECRUITMENT (Modules 13 &15)

22nd Wimbledon Arthur Road, Motspur Park, KT3 6LX 10:00am – 4.30pm

Nov 24 Sun PROGRAMME PLANNING (Modules 12 &12a and parts of 7 & 19)

1st Hook HQ 29 Greenways, Esher KT10 0QH 9.45 am – 4.30pm

Dec 1 Sun SCOUTING ESSENTIALS (Modules 5, 6, 8&9 and parts of 7, 11 &19)

1st Wallington 30 Ruskin Road, Carshalton, SM5 3DE 9.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.

Module 38 – you must attend both dates (23 March and 5 -7 April)

*You need to complete a county application form and send in a week before the course date

Bookings

All courses not highlighted – GLSWscouts.org.uk Highlighted Courses i.e. Scouting Essentials & Outdoor Scouting – suttonscouts.org.uk