Volunteer with us today!

Now more than ever, we need more volunteers to work with young people across Crawley to help provide them with #skillsforlife. Try out our flexible 4 week volunteering challenge to give us a go; we promise you won't regret it. Click here to find out more!

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.

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.

Upcoming West Sussex Training Dates

To view upcoming dates, please see the training Eventbrite portal here.

Book Training

To contact the Training Manager please click here.


At any time members may undertake any available additional training modules. Crawley District covers the cost of modules 1,2,3,4 and 10. West Sussex County cover the cost of all other modules. Both have the right to charge Groups a fee for anyone failing to turn up for booked training without 2 weeks notice.

Young people first: Safeguarding and Safety in Scouting

Wherever we go and whatever we do, we put young people’s safety and wellbeing first. Here's how.