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.

Getting Started in Crawley

  • Module 1 – Essential Information
  • Module 2 – Creating a Personal Learning Plan
  • Module 3 – Tools for the Job (leaders) OR
  • Module 4 – Tools for the Job (managers)
  • Module 10 – Emergency Aid

Sectional Assistants (incl. Exec, Active Support etc.)

Are required to attend and validate module 1. In Crawley we strongly recommend that candidates also attend module 3 to help with meetings and module 10, Emergency Aid – just in case.

Sectional Leaders

Are required to complete the Getting Started modules 1, 2, 3, & 10 within 6 months of being issued with their Permits. After that they go on to complete their Wood Badge training – modules 5 to 19 within 3 years of the Permit issue date. Module 10 needs to be refreshed every 3 years. Once the Wood badge has been completed Scouters undertake 5 hours learning per year to keep their skills up to date.

Sectional Managers

Are required to refresh module 1 if it was originally taken more than 5 years ago, also module 4, Tools for the Job, and be within 3 years of taking their Emergency Aid in order to complete their Getting Started, within 6 months of taking up the new role. Modules 5 to 9 need to be at least validated if not a course attended and learning validated. To complete the Wood Badge modules 20 to 25 to be attended and validated within 3 years of the Permit being issued.

Upcoming Local Training Dates

Date/Time Event Image
20/01/2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Group Your Group - Session 1

Holy Trinity School, Crawley

24/02/2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Group Your Group - Session 2

Holy Trinity School, Crawley

24/03/2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Group Your Group - Session 3

Holy Trinity School, Crawley


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.