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 September multimodule day has been moved to Sunday 17th September due to Regional courses taking place on the originally advertised weekend. Booking information out soon.
Course bookings open now:
Kent Scouts Adult Training Team Conference
Where: The Abbey School, London Road, Faversham, Kent ME13 8RZ (AWAITING FINAL CONFIRMATION)
When: Saturday 16th September 2017, 9am to 5pm
More info: Conference for all members of the County Training Team; Local Training Managers, District Training Administrators, Trainers, First Aid Trainers, Training Advisers, Training Advisers (Manager & Supporter) and District Commisisoners who are interested in finding out more about the work training team. The day includes updates on the training scheme, progress of the new Manager & Supporter training, refresh of knowledge for module 1 safeguarding element and the highlight of the day for LTMs and Trainers - a follow-up session with Pete Duncan entitled 'Recipe for Success', focusing on creativitiy and innovation within training sessions. TAs will have the opportunity to take part in TA Workshops and TA(M&S) workshops repectively.
Applications: BOOK HERE
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.