To support adults in Scouting, Kent Scouts 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.
We hope that the resources on our website are helpful to support all learners (new and old) in acquiring, developing, validating and extending their skills and therefore making ‘everyday an adventure’ for all members of the Scouting family in Kent.
If you ever need any support, guidance or just a question answering, please contact your Local Training Manager and we will do our very best to help.
County Courses 2017 At A Glance
*Please note: the GSL/DC workshop day has been postponed due to the regional GSL day and Growth workshops being run on the same weekend.
Course bookings open now:
Module 38: Skills for Residential Experiences (Practical Skills Weekend)
Where: Buckmore Park, Aylesford, ME5 9RX
When: 10-11 June 2017 - Registration Saturday 10 June, 8.45am for a 9.00am start, finishing Sunday 11 June at 4.00pm.
This is a camp based course where the practical skills of a residential experience will be covered, from tent pitching, lighting fires, cooking, axe & saw, gadget making & knotting to camp fires & latrines and much much more.
All you need is your tent and personal camping equipment.
Booking via the online system only - do not send old paper forms to your LTM.
Applications: Please apply HERE
Multi Module Day
Where: Castle Hill Primary School, Sidney Street, Folkestone, Kent CT19 6HG
When: 20th May
More info: The multi module day is an opportunity for leaders to access training and learning to help them in their role. All modules will be provided over the course of the day. This will be the last opportunity for learning for managers and supporters looking to complete their manager/supporter modules under the old training programme.
Applications: BOOKING IS NOW CLOSED
Kent Scouts Course Feedback form
We really want to know what you think about the training you have received. Please take the time to complete our online evaluation form after your course to help us make training better and more relevant for our leaders.
01E: Essential Information for Exectuive Committee Memebers is a required module for all members of Group, District and County Executive Committees. E-Learning is availble from here .
Do I need to do it? - Take a look at this flowchart or read FAQs On Module 1 For Executives
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE TRAINING
WHO IS THIS TRAINING FOR?
This training is for all Executive Committee members, including Chairs, Treasurers and Secretaries, who sit on Group, District and County Executive Committees. This training does not replace 01E: Essential Information for Executive Committee Members, which should be undertaken separately.
HOW IS THIS TRAINING DELIVERED?
The training is a suite of five sessions. Any District or Group can book the training for their Executive Committee, however it works best with a range of Committees to share ideas and experiences.
The sessions are:
- EC01: Executive Committees: An Introduction (core)
- EC02: Officers of the Executive Committee
- EC03: Effective Executive Committees
- EC04: Finance for all members of the Executive Committee
- EC05: Recruitment and Induction of Executive Committee members
Click for full session objectives: Executive Committee Training Course Objectives
To book, contact your Local Training Manager.
The Scout Association recommend that all drivers should have a Minibus Driver's Certificate in addition to the appropriate level of 'normal' driving licence. MiDAS is the recommended certificate and available nationally.
You can get in touch with Jane Wallace at Minibus Assessed Drivers Courses Ltd to find out more about the courses that they run in Kent. Dependent on numbers they can organise courses locally for you.
Unit 17, 105 Hopewell Drive
Hopewell Business Centre
Jane Wallace: 0741 555 6676
Small Bus Permits
ALL Scout groups (or districts) who operate a minibus (whether you own it or just hire it) need a small bus permit. Small bus permits are necessary so that voluntary groups like the Scouts can charge or accept any form of remuneration for providing transport for their own members, without having to comply with the full PSV operator licensing or PCV driver licensing requirements.
You can buy the Section 19 minibus permits from the Scout Information Centre on 0845 300 1818, at a cost of £5, or you can download the application form. There is more detailed information on minibus permits in the minibus permit covering letter.
Permits are organisation not vehicle specific.