Group Training Policy for Adults and Young Leaders

The Training Policy for the Group is comprised:

  1. Training for Adults – Scout Association Policy and Resources
  2. Supplementary Training Guidance – 8th Norwich Policy and Resources

Section 1 - Training for Adults – Scout Association Policy and Resources

The following text is taken from the SA Website and is used as the basis of the training policy for the Group:

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.

Training Resources

The resources below provide an introduction to and overview of The Scout Associations' Adult Training Scheme. They are a great source of information for any questions that you might have about training. The Training Advisers Guide and Adults Personal File also provide information about the validation criteria for each module.

Adult Training Scheme (PDF)

Module Matrix (PDF)

Adult's Personal File (PDF)

Training Advisers Guide (PDF)

Update note: The recently updated Adults Personal File and Training Advisers Guide contains an error for the page concerning module 11. The pages state that two validation criteria activities must be carried out in order to validate this module. This is incorrect. Only one validation criteria is required to be completed to validate this module.

Learners should be advised that they only need to complete one of the stated validation criteria activities to validate Module 11.

 Section 2 - Supplementary Training Guidance – 8th Norwich Policy and Resources

The Group is committed to supporting its adult leaders,helpers and Young Leaders  through both the compulsory (e.g. Woodbadge) and discretionary elements of training (e.g. permit and NGB training).    To achieve this it will provide:

  • In – house Leader Training Workshops
  • Financial support in respect to training to cover all or part of course fees, travel and accommodation and certification fees (but not annual NBG membership fees).
    • Note - The Group reserves the right to request a contribution in the case that training provides a wider benefit to the participant beyond scouting.  Typically this would be 50%.
  • Direct training in respect to activities e.g. archery, sailing, power boating and paddlesports.
  • Information on training opportunities available through the national RN Sea Scouting Office.