Section Leader Training

Every role volunteer in Scouting is required to complete some training which is tailored to their role. Your training can help you learn new skills to support you when you’re running your section, managing a dispute or even taking some Cubs out on the water for the first time.

Part 1: Getting Started (eLearning Courses)

All Getting Started training must now be undertaken online, via the below eLearning modules. Upon completion of the courses, please send your certificate of completion to our Training Team so that we can update your training records in Compass, our Membership Management System.

For all volunteers:

Part 2: Getting Going (Trainer-Led Courses)

If you’re a Section Leader, having completed the above Getting Started eLearning training, you then progress to attending the below trainer-led courses.

Below is a list of the courses we run and you can visit the County Diary, then search for the course name to find the upcoming course dates.

  • Session A: All Appointments (Modules 5.11.12a)
  • Session B: Programme Planning (Module 12b)
  • Session C: Adventure (Module 17)
  • Session D: Residential Experiences (Module 16)
  • Session E: Working with Young People (Modules 7.14.15)
  • Session F: Working with Adults (Modules 8.9.13)

Part 3: First Response Training (Trainer-Led Courses)

In addition, it is a requirement for all Section Leaders to hold a valid First Response certificate. Districts are normally responsible for delivering this training. Due to current restrictions, and the large number of volunteers who need to update this training, we are asking volunteers to take the below approach:

Module 10a (First Response Theory)

Step 1: Participate in this eLearning training, provided by Hampshire Scouts (upon competition, please complete the necessary form and we will be notified).

Step 2: Participate in a follow up online trainer-led session, and we’ll be in touch with those who need this to let you know how you can book.

Important note: everyone who requires this training will need to have completed it by the end of January 2022.

Module 10b (First Response Validation)

Once you have completed module 10a, we’ll be in touch regarding opportunities to take part in module 10b – a short practical validation of your learning.

Optional: Nights Away (Module 38)

This training supports you to develop the skills necessary to lead the organisation of residential experiences.

  • Dates TBC

Further Information

Questions relating to Adult Training can be directed to your Local Training Manager; details can be found in our Support Handbook.