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Adult Training

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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, 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.



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Coure Bookings

Course bookings open now:


Leaders' Wood Badge Course

Where: The Abbey School, London Road, Faversham Kent ME13 8RZ

When: 17th/18th March (weekend one) & 22nd/23rd September (weekend 2) - BOTH WEEKENDS MUST BE ATTENDED

More info:  A non-modular approach to the Adult Training Programme for leaders - section and assistant. To join this course participants must have already validated Getting Started (modules 1, 2 & 3) and be available to attend all four training days. Information on the course content will be passed to the participant’s TA and LTM and TAs will be expected to meet with the participant to validate course content in between days 2 and 3. Participants will then need to validate day 3 & 4 learning before a recommendation for the award of a Wood Badge can be made. 

Please note: this is not a ‘drop-in/drop-out’ course. The training will be tailored to remove the overlap of the modular system which means key learning may be missed if the participant does not attend all the dates.

Day One - Getting Going (Covering the aims and validation criteria of modules: 5, 12a, 14, 7, 15) - SATRUDAY 17th MARCH

Day Two - Getting Out (Covering the aims and validation criteria of modules: 16,17,18,19, 12b) - SUNDAY 18th MARCH

Day Three - Getting On (Covering the aims and validation criteria of modules: 8,9,11,13)- SATURDAY 22nd SEPTEMBER 

Day Four – First Response (Covering the aims and validation criteria of module 10: First Aid) – SUNDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER If the leader has already validated module 10, they will not need to attend day 4.

 Applications:  BOOK HERE


Training Adviser's (Manager & Supporter) Workshop

Where: The Abbey School, London Road, Faversham, Kent ME13 8RZ

When: Sunday 18th March - 9.45am for a 10am start until approx. 1pm

More info:

Interested in this new role? Want to find out what's involved? Just curious? Join us for a session exploring the role and a practical look at how to support managers and supporters in Scouting using the new training scheme. 

Training Adviser's (Managers & Supporters) Guide 2017

Generic Role Description for TA(M&S)

Workshop Content:

Overview of the updated Manager & Supporter Training

Overcoming Barriers to the new M&S training

Validation, Validation, Validation

Process and systems

Applications:  BOOK HERE


Multi Module Day

Where: The Abbey School, London Road, Faversham, Kent ME13 8RZ

When: Sunday 18th March

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, with the exception of Getting Started modules.

Information Pack March 2018

Applications:  BOOK HERE


'Getting Going' for Managers & Supporters

Where: The Abbey School, London Road, Faversham, Kent ME13 8RZ

When: Saturday 3rd / Sunday 4th March 2018

More info: 


To provide managers with an opportunity to reflect on their own leadership style and their approach to working with individuals and teams. Both days will need to be attended.


•Describe their preferred leadership style and explain how this impacts on how they work with others.

•Demonstrate how to adapt their leadership style as appropriate to different situations in Scouting. 

•Apply effective and appropriate communication techniques to meet the needs of the intended audience.

•Use active listening techniques and provide constructive feedback.

•Plan, manage and carry out effective reviews with team members.

•Apply basic coaching techniques and work with others to identify and develop their potential in Scouting. 

•Motivate individuals within a team. 

•Identify strengths and weaknesses in their team and how to build upon these 

•Facilitate team development.

•Plan and run effective meetings. 

•Facilitate constructive communication and discussion. 

•Plan and manage effective inductions. 

•Apply effective learning and relationship building. 

•Identify steps to implement their personal action plan.


The Independent Learning should also have been undertaken before joining the course. This can be found here:  Independent Learning

Applications:  BOOK HERE


Module 38: Skills for Residential Experiences (Practical Skills Weekend)

Where: Bexon Lane, Bredgar, SITTINGBOURNE, ME9 8HD

When: 20 – 22 April 2018. Arrive from 6.30pm on Friday evening, finish 4.00pm on Sunday

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. All meals provided.

Booking via the online system only - do not send old paper forms to your LTM.

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


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




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.


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.


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National Training Manager support and resources

LTMs only. Please use the password contained in the current LTM Handbook 2017 (December 2016).

Course Notification for all courses: 

Training Course Notification  


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Please contact the County Training Manager if you have forgotten the password. CTMTeam Login


Kent Scouts have two Supporters of the Nights Away Permit Scheme (SNAPS) to help support local Nights Away Advisers. Both are County Nights Away Advisers and are here to help.

Kevin Manns &  Andy Sissons

Find out more ....


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.

Minibus Assessed Drivers Courses Ltd
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.

Last updated 5 days ago by Craig