Volunteering at Scouts is changing to help us reach more young people - Discover what this means


We ask most of our adult volunteers to undertake training appropriate to their role. Leaders and Assistant Leaders need to complete Modules 1-19 (Wood Badge) and Section Assistants just Modules 1 & 3. Managers have a separate training scheme now.

You don’t necessarily need to attend a training course to complete a Module – have a look at the validation sheets below and if you think you meet the requirements (you may have prior knowledge or experience which you can demonstrate) then have a chat to your Training Advisor who will sign you off if they are satisfied.

If you do need to attend a course, once you’ve attended it you still need to chat to your Training Advisor and meet the validation requirements before they’ll sign you off for that Module.

To book a course please click on the module above and fill in the online booking form.

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Module Validation Sheets

Module 1 – Essential Information
Module 3 – Tools for the Role (Leaders)
Module 5 – The Fundamentals of Scouting
Module 6 – Changes in Scouting
Module 7 – Scouting for all
Module 8 – Skills of Leadership
Module 9 – Working with adults
Module 11 – Administration
Module 12B – Programme Planning
Module 13 – Growing the Section
Module 14 – Supporting Young People
Module 15 – Promoting positive behaviour
Module 16 – Introduction to Residential Experiences
Module 17 – Running safe activities
Module 18 – Practical skills
Module 19 – International

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