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Adult Support &Training


Join Us

So, what happens if you agree to volunteer to join us?


You will need to complete an application form with your Group Scout Leader, the adult who manages Scouting in your Group.  This includes a CRB form so you will be asked to provide certain documents to enable us to apply for your check.  You will also be asked to provide two names who we will contact for references.

Click on the Downloads section for an application form.

You will appreciate that we have to be very careful who looks after our young people.

What Role would you like in Scouting? The link below gives you detailed role descriptions for every appointment in Scouting.

Choose yours now… http://www.scoutbase.org.uk/support/role/jobs/

Getting Started

Once we have received a completed DBS from the authorities and your two references we will ask you to meet our Appointments Advisory Panel.  This is a relatively informal meeting with a small group of people to discuss how you can help us.  They will advise the District Commissioner on the suitability of the adult and the role they have applied for.

We generally hold our meetings every two months and ask you to attend for around 90 minutes.  This meeting will include a ten minute meeting with the panel and some time with a Training Adviser agreeing your Learning Plan (see below).  When you are invited to this meeting we will also recommend you complete module 1 of the Adult Training programme online and come to the meeting ready to validate that module.

All adults volunteering to work with our young people need to undertake a modular training programme relevant to their role.

Whilst you complete your Learning Plan and modules 1 and 3 you will hold a “Provisional Appointment”.  You have five months from application to complete these requirements.

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Adult Training

You then have three years to complete the rest of your training.  The remaining modules can be done online, one to one, by workbooks or on a course.  Some courses are held on an evening locally, some are weekend courses where a number of modules are done together.  These courses are great as they give you an opportunity to meet like minded people from other Scouting areas and exchange ideas.

On completion of your training you receive your Wood Badge.


Follow this link to see details of the Training Modules and access some of the online materials.


See the District Calendar for details of Training Courses to be held in the District or follow this link for details of courses held at County:


For more information speak to your Group Scout Leader, Tim Johnson or Julie Martin