Adult Training

Adult volunteers are at the heart of Scouting, and we hope that you will get every bit as much out of it as you put in. Scouting is not only about young people, but also about the development of adults within the Movement.

To support adults in Scouting, the Association provides a comprehensive programme of training to build on existing skills and knowledge and develop new competencies. Some elements of training can count towards externally-recognised qualifications, and within the movement there are also awards to recognise dedication to training and outstanding service.

All leaders will attend an Appointments Panel Meeting where their Personal Learning Plan (PLP, Module 2) will be discussed. The leader will then be assigned a Training Advisor to help with their training. There are a few courses that are e-learning and can be accessed from this website.

Getting Started training should be completed within 5 months from the start date registered on Compass and includes module 1, module 3, Safeguarding and Safety.

Once the leaders PLP has been completed you will have 3 years to complete all the modules and then be presented with your Wood Badge.

For more details of the overall training scheme click here.

Details of training courses organised in Swindon can be accessed here.