Getting Started Training

Getting Started Training

When you take on a new role in Scouting you are helped on the way by your “Getting Started” training.  This important training gets you up to speed quickly with some of the most important things you will need to know in your role.

Getting Started training should be done within five months of beginning your appointment.  While it can nearly all be done through e-learning (links below), there will also be face-to-face induction led by your line manager locally.

Getting Started training:

You will also work with your Training Adviser to create a Personal Learning Plan, identifying what skills and experience you already have and what learning would be helpful to you.

Key resources – every adult volunteer will need the appropriate Adult’s Personal File – this outlines all the training and how you can validate it in your role.  They can be downloaded here.


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