What is Adult 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.

Scouting is not only about young people, but also about the development of our adults in Somerset. This happens as we scout and through training. Don’t think of it as daunting, scouting is about teamwork and we’re there to support you every step of the way. This is your adventure.

To support adults in Scouting, the Association provides a comprehensive programme of training to build on existing skills and knowledge and develop new competencies. The primary aim of the training is to provide adults with the skills necessary for them to deliver and / or support the Programme for our youth members.  Specifically, it is intended to

  • Help people understand Scouting and their role within it
  • Give them the skills necessary to carry out that role
  • Improve the quality and quantity of Scouting delivered
  • Support adults in meeting their own and their colleagues development needs

The training scheme, delivered through a framework of Modules, is personalised, flexible and about learning by doing. Its focus is on developing adults to be active and effective as leaders, managers and supporters. 

Training Modules can be completed in some cases by e-learning, video or workbooks. They can also be delivered by a member of the County Training Team at a Course. These are held throughout the year at a number of locations across the County.  On occasion, it may be possible to undertake training in a small group or even one to one. These too will be delivered by a member of the County Training Team.

Manager & Supporter Training includes courses that are delivered on a Regional basis.

Yearly County Training Calendars also available for download below:

Or you can check out our online Training Courses and book on via this site.

Nature and the outdoors are languages that can be learned. Once you identify a beech tree, tie a clove hitch or cook a simple meal over a fire that you’ve built yourself, you’ll never forget it.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls