Adult training

Training of adult leaders and other volunteers is one of the primary roles of every Scout area or county. In Gwent, we have an enthusiastic and supportive team of trainers, advisers, facilitators and administrators.

We run an annual programme of courses, including leadership training, safeguarding, and 'Nights Away' - skills for camping and other residential experiences with young people. We also run occasional specialist ongoing training where there is demand. We're also here to support your personal development through self-directed learning. Scouting training for managers is now provided at a country/regional level.

Section leaders

  • "Getting Started" training - modules Essential information (01), Tools for the role (03) and Changes in Scouting (06) - are completed within your district, or you can do these online
  • Your Personal Learning Plan is a very important part of the training process, and you should agree one with your Training Adviser as soon as possible when you start a new role.
  • We recommend you work towards modules Delivering a quality Programme (12A), Programme planning (12B), Running safe activities (17), Administration (11), Growing the section (13), Supporting young people (14) and Promoting positive behaviour (15) during your first eighteen months in Scouting - this will enable you to plan exciting, safe, quality programmes and keep accurate records
  • We also recommend modules 5, 7, 8 and 9 are completed in following eighteen months, once you have a little leadership experience and look to expand your skills
  • Modules 10, 16, 18, 19 and 38 can be completed at any time during your first three years

Resources for learners

Online training, and other resources for learners can be found at

Courses coming soon

The next training weekend will take place on 17 and 18 March at Rougemount School, Malpas, Newport. On offer are most of the leadership modules, introductory training for executive committee members, a first aid course, safeguarding refresher, and ongoing learning about promoting Scouting online. Not only this but anyone can drop in through the weekend to have a training advisor look over their file and validate any modules. You can also drop in for support with Compass, including getting issues with records resolved.

  • Invitation (PDF) - Invitation to the weekend and details of the modules being offered

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