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Resources to support adult training modules

You’ll find links and resources here to back up the training you’ve completed as an adult volunteer in Scouting.

General resources you may be referred to in a training course:

The Scout Association website

POR – The Scout Association – Policy, Organisation and Rules Link

Compass – The Scout Association Membership System Link

Adults Personal File for Section Leader (2020 version)

Appointment Forms

Hereford and Worcester County website  (you’re on it!)

Hereford and Worcester Training course programme

Young People First:  Code of Practice (Yellow Card).

Scouting for All (7)

The Scouts Equal Opportunities Policy

Scouting History – when did Scouting admit girls?

Scouting History – how has Scouting supported young people with disabilities through its history?

Learning about intersectionality

Transgender and Gender Identity

Administration (11)

This page on The Scouts website has all sorts of information to help you with administration.

Information about completing the Scout census.

Different information forms we use for adults joining Scouting.

Information on disclosure checks.

Data Protection and Record Management

Unity Insurance Services (Scouts Insurance Services)

The learning for Module 11 can be completed by workbook, which is available here.

Delivering a Quality Programme (12A)

Information about Scout Network

Information about Young Leaders.

All about Youth Shaped Scoutin

Climbing wall of youth involvement

A Guide to Supporting Young People on Committees

Adapting badges and awards to be more inclusive

Key messages for Managers and Supporters re Youth Involvement

Key messages for Section Leaders re Youth Involvement

Module 12B – Programme Planning

Community Impact Video

Example Programmes from the different sections

Template for Evening Programme

Template for Term Programme

Example of an evening programme

Climbing wall of youth involvement

Programme methods chart


Module 13 – Growing the Section

Opportunities to Grow

All the information on about growth, recruitment and retention

Promotional Posters

Recruitment and Retention of Adults

Lots of excellent resources and guidance on recruiting and retaining adults

Information about Appointing Adults

Some great information on recruiting parent helpers to leaders even during the pandemic!


The Review Process

Recruitment and Retention of Young People

Managing Joining Lists

Keeping Young People Involved

Using schools to aid growth – including materials for assemblies

Module 14 – Supporting Young People

Young People First: Code of Practice (Yellow Card)

guidance related to life issues

anti-bullying guidance and resources

policy and guidance on safeguarding

guidance on additional needs

My Body, My Choice – resource for Explorer Scouts and Leaders

Stay Safe leaflets for each Section – no longer available as a printed leaflet but still able to be downloaded from “How can I best communicate…” on this page.

Staying Safe online guidance

Information about Scouts Wellbeing Champions campaign

The learning for this module can also be done by completing this workbook.

Module 15 – Promoting Positive Behaviour

Guidance on Promoting Positive Behaviour

POR Chapter 2: Equal Opportunities

POR Chapter 15: Suspensions and Dismissals

Guidance on additional needs

Module 16 – Introduction to Residential Experiences

Nights Away Resources

All about the Nights Away Permit Scheme

Everything you need to know about Nights Away and Camping


Module 17 – Running Safe Activities

Information on Scouts website about Risk Assessments.

Risk Assessment FAQs/

Planning and Assessing Risk

Scouts InTouch procedure information

Information and Guidance on Adult Groups in Adventurous Activities in Scouting

Scout Practical Tips on Safety

Reporting Incidents, Illness and Emergencies 

Learning from incidents – local review form

Information on the Nights Away permit scheme

Information on the Adventurous Activity Permit Scheme

Activity Information Form (a template letter/form for parents)

Activity Definitions

Hillwalking Terrains – Rule 9.12.7

Classification of Waters – Rule 9.13.3

Class C waters

Cycling Environments – Rule 9.12.4 and

Purple Card -Safe Scouting and What to do in an Emergency

Safety Checklist for Leaders

Incidents and Illness – what to do in case of an accident, first aid and reporting

General Activity Guidance

Scout Activity Finder – (each activity entry includes safety hints, any relevant activity rules, whether a permit is required etc)

Module 19 – International

About the World Membership Badge

Section of the Scouts website all about global and international Scouting.

Links to Global Issues badge resource packs and International Badge resource packs for each section.

Visits Abroad Process 

International Activities

Colony and Pack Visits Abroad

Arranging for Travel Abroad

Module 25 – Assessing Learning

Module Matrix

Appointments Table 2 – where you find out the minimum training requirements for a role

Adults Personal Files

Nights Away Areas for Assessment

Nights Away Assessment Guide

The role description for a Nights Away Adviser can be found here.

The role description for an Activity Assessor can be found here under County Assessor

Role Description for a Training Adviser

FS330094 Prior Learning gained in the YLS

Module 36 – Making Reasonable Adjustments

Look at this part of the website for lots more information.

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