Volunteers are the heart of the Scouts and we want you to get every bit as much out of it as you put in.

We know that Scouting is not only about young people, but also about the development of our volunteers. To support Scout volunteers, you are required to complete a training programme made up of mandatory, role specific and ongoing learning.

The training programme builds on your existing skills and knowledge and some elements count towards externally-recognised awards.

Step 1: Check the training requirementsfor your role

Training modules that you need to complete depend on the volunteer role that you are taking on. To find out the modules you need, visit Appointments: Table 2 which lists all roles and their training requirements.

Step 2: Complete your Personal Learning Plan with your Training Adviser

We know that many Scout volunteers have prior learning which they can apply to their Scouts role. Meet with your Training Adviser and complete your Personal Learning Plan together, recognising your previous experience.

Your Training Adviser will be able to help you identify the modules when you discuss your Personal Learning Plan​ with them (if you have a role that requires this). This’ll help you identify the learning you need, as well as choosing the method of validation that’s right for you.

Step 3: Complete your training modules

Work through the mandatory and role specific modules for all volunteers and discover your ongoing learning requirements and supplementary modules. To complete your Wood Badge training you need to complete the modules within training for all appointments.

Latest Training News

New Training Dates available

The dates are out for the next set of zoom courses and these will be the last set of courses available for those that need to compete their wood badges before the September deadline. If you have any outstanding training which needs to be completed by the September cut...

New dates added for Young Leader training

New dates for county young leader training have been released.