Adult Learning

Developing yourself and others

We support adults in Scouting, the Association provides a comprehensive programme of training to build on existing skills and knowledge and develop new competencies.

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.

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 such as the Wood Badge.

How to highlight the skills you use in Scouting on your CV

The training that you will receive as a member of Scouting has implications beyond your role. When applying for a job it is important to remember to include the formal scout training that you have taken part in had within, as well as what you have learnt informally through experience.

Mental Health Training

In an age when it is estimated that one in ten young people experience a mental health issue at any one time, and record numbers of people are struggling due to social media, bullying, and academic or work pressures – we believe that Scouts has a place in giving young people and adults skills for life; and in supporting young people and adults to access further support. Hinckley District fund supplementary Training for all it’s leaders and managers to ensure that everyone feels supported

Scouts Training

Every volunteer in Scouting is required to complete some training which is tailored to their role.

Your training can help you learn new skills to support you when you’re running your section, managing a dispute or even taking some Cubs out on the water for the first time

Core training

All adults in Scouting are required to do a minimum level of training within a maximum time frame (5 months). This is to ensure all volunteers are equipped with the right tools for the role and keep our young people safe. Speak to your training advisor or the local training managers if you are unsure of what’s required