Adult Training

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.

To find out which training modules are required for your role, use the Interactive Module Matrix

Training Module Links


Use this key to identify which modules are required for your role. Hover your mouse over a key block to see the roles applicable.

All Appointments
Section Leaders and Section Supporters
Managers, Section Supporters, Other Supporters
Mandatory Ongoing Learning

Getting Started Modules

The getting started modules should be completed in the first five months of your appointment. Use the key above to see which modules are applicable to your role. Click a link to start online e-learning or view more information.

M2: Personal Learning Plan

Plan your Wood Badge training with your manager

M1: Essential Information

Information about Scouting


Safe activities to keep everyone safe


Safeguarding practices and your responsibilities


General Data Protection Regulations

M3: Tools for the Role (Leaders)

Help for your role and responsibilities

M4: Tools for the Role (Managers)

Help for your role and responsibilities

Trustee Introduction

Legal responsibilities and regulations

Wood Badge Modules

Most adults should complete Wood Badge training modules. These should be done within the first three years of your appointment. For a list of modules that apply to your role, please select your role(s) below:

Scout Role(s):

Mandatory Ongoing Learning

These modules should be completed every three years. Executive Committee members don't need to complete the First Aid module.


Safe activities to keep everyone safe


Safeguarding practices and your responsibilities

M10: First Aid

For leaders, managers and supporters

Training Team
NameRole Description 
Eva Will Assist RC (Training)

Training News

Need your first response? Get in touch with the course contact for a place, these are open to all volunteers across #NEScouts on a first-come, first-served basis!
District: Kincardineshire - Please contact Paul Quigley.
Tues 25th May and
Thurs 27th May and
Sat 29th May 17, 2021…all 8pm – 10pm (Must attend all 3 sessions)
District: Gordon - Please contact Caroline Campbell.
Sunday 30th May from 9.30 am– 4.30pm (Must attend whole day session)
Monday 14th June and
Thursday 17th June from 7pm – 10pm. (Must attend both sessions)
District: Deeside - Please contact John Lawson.
Saturday 29th May from 9am – 4pm (Must attend whole day session)


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The North East Training Team are presenting a number of Adult Training Modules remotely over the next few months. These will be accessed by Zoom but will closely follow the format of Face-to-Face training. Places may have to be restricted for some Modules so apply as soon as possible to secure a place, these can be found under the 'What's On' section of the website. If you are doing more than one module please apply to these individually 
For some modules, information will be sent to you prior to the course in order to help with exercises. This will be sent out along with the Zoom instructions. 
Please ensure that meantime, your Safety and Safeguarding training is up to date. This is all accessed on line now as Face to Face Safeguarding Training is being discontinued. 
In order to complete these courses, you must successfully pass the quiz at the end with 100% and then a certificate will be available - send a copy or a photo of this to your Training Adviser. We’re working on how to present First Aid training, but the Scout Association has extended the deadline for the completion of this so if you need to update your First Aid training, you will have 6 months to do this once the Readiness Level has moved to Green. 
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From 12pm (17 July) we are moving to the Amber readiness level in Scotland. 
So we can begin to deliver face to face activities you must complete your risk assessments and get all the relevant approval by your line manager. 
This means for most Scouts in the North East of Scotland you can now organise COVID-19 safe face-to-face activities outdoors only with a maximum group size of 15, including Leaders.
Make sure you read all of the guidance and steps that must be taken before any face-to-face activity can begin:…/change-to-the-covid-19-readiness…/
Should you require your DC's contacts check out the 'Meet the Teamsection. 
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