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Adult Training

☰  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, 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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Course Bookings now open:




  11am 7pm
Tuesday 30th June   First Aid Refresher
Saturday 4th July Essential Information for Executive Committee Members (01E)  
Wednesday 8th July   First Aid Refresher
Thursday 16th July   First Aid Refresher

First Aid Refreshers courses are being provided only for those with a current and in date First Aid certificate. The practical element is reduced to an explanation of the process by the participants and use of the Life Saver app. Certification is for a further 3 years, with an expectation that participants will take advantage of refresher practical resuscitation sessions made available at County events once face to face Scouting resumes. The course lasts for approximately 2 hours or less depending on numbers and level of interaction. 


Essential Information for Executive Committee Members is for trustees to fully understand their role. The session covers all of the criteria for the module, with the exception of the safeguarding element, which will need to be undertaken using the new online e-learning.  Available HERE




We will only run these opportunities if we have 6 or more participants. If there are insufficient booked, we will contact all concerned and attempt to place them on alternative course.


Participants will need access to an internet enabled device with a microphone and ideally a webcam to allow full participation. Registered participants will receive an email with the link to the course approximately the day before the course with full instructions on how to access the training. At the end, participants will receive a certificate of attendance (please allow a week) via email to be forwarded on to a training adviser/local training manager to validate on Compass.




What: Skills for Residential Experiences (38) - Administration and Practical Skills


Administration Day - 1st February - Fire Training Centre, Maidstone (CANCELLED)

Practical Skills Weekend - 1st-3rd May - Bexon Lane, Sittingbourne (CANCELLED)

Practical Skills Weekend - 16th-18th October - Hamlet Wood, Maidstone

Administration Day - 7th November - Lower Grange Farm, Maidstone

More info:

Administration: An opportunity for leaders to complete training in the administration side of Residential Experiences. The day will cover finance, forms, In Touch, venues, budgeting, menu planning and programme for your residential experience. This day forms part of the training available for Skills for Residential Experience (38) course with a further weekend course covering the practical aspects offered at other times. Neither part is compulsory and you are very welcome to mix and match to meet your own needs.

Practcial Skills Weekends: 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.



Could you help manage the learning and validations of others?

We're on the look out for some new talent to join our amazing team of Training Managers. Local Training Managers (LTMs) are invaluable across the County, supporting, planning and delivering quality learning and quality validations for all our adult volunteers in Kent. LTMs manage all aspects of training in the local district - liaising with the District Team, allocating Training Advisers to new learners and being there to provide the technical knowledge and support to every adult in the district. 

Training requirements: Modules 25, 30 & 33 and attendance at a County Training Conference at least once every 5 years.

We currently have geographical vacancies in Sheppey, but we are keen to hear from anyone with an interest in the role, regardless of where you are based or if there is a vacancy or not - we'll do our best to find you a role!

​Complete the quick nomination form, either for yourself or to nominate someone you think would be ideal in the role.

Nomination Form




Link to national training support and resources


01E: Essential Information for Executive Committee Members is a required module for all members of Group, District and County Executive Committees. E-Learning is available 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.


I'm interested in becoming a trainer in Kent  Complete the expression of interest here

National Training Manager support and resources

LTMs only. Please use the password contained in the current LTM Handbook.

Course Notification for all courses: 

Training Course Notification  

Adult Training Team Tools

Local Training Manager BOX

Course Directors and Trainers BOX

Training Advisers


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


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  

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 8 weeks ago by Craig