The majority of Scouting roles require some learning or the ability to demonstrate exiting knowledge on the part of the adult member. Members will be allocated a Training Advisor who will help guide you through the learning and validation processes.  Training advisors (TA’s) are normally members of your Group or District section, but sometimes this is not the case.  If you are unsure of who your Training Advisor is contact your GSL.

Training Resources

TA’s are a great source of information for any questions that you might have about training, you will meet with your TA to review which modules you need to complete and which will require training and which may not.   The training scheme, matrix of modules and guides can all be found on the members area of the Scout Association Website here:

Getting Started

Getting Started modules comprise modules one, two, three (or four if in a  management role). Learning for modules one and three can be accessed online and the District and County periodically run courses too.  Getting started modules need to be completed within five months of starting your role.

Links to e-learning are found here:

E-learning Guide

Module 1: Essential Information

Module 3: Tools for the Role

Module 4: Tools for the Role (Managers & Supporters)

Learning resources for all modules can be found here.

Other Online Courses

Module 5: The Fundamentals of Scouting

Training Courses

You will agree with your TA if any training is required, if this is the case you may wish to attend a training course, these may be provided by the District or the County.

For District training courses please see the District Training Calendar.

For County training courses please follow this link:

Ongoing Learning

As part of your role you will be required to participate in ongoing learning.

Most roles require 1st Aid (first response) training, which needs to be updated every three years)

In addition, Safety and Safeguarding training needs to be repeated every five years

First Response (1st Aid)

District first response courses run fairly frequently throughout the year (see the District Training Calendar), make sure you are booked on either the 2 hour refresher or the 6 hour full course before your current certificate expires.  Please note that these courses may be cancelled if the minimum number of people required is not met.

For more information on all things training in the District or to book onto District courses please contact the Local Training Manager John McCarthy.