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.

To support adults in Scouting, the Association 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.

To find out which training modules are required for your role, use the Interactive Module Matrix

Training Module Links


Use this key to identify which modules are required for your role. Hover your mouse over a key block to see the roles applicable.

All Appointments
Section Leaders and Section Supporters
Managers, Section Supporters, Other Supporters
Mandatory Ongoing Learning

Getting Started Modules

The getting started modules should be completed in the first five months of your appointment. Use the key above to see which modules are applicable to your role. Click a link to start online e-learning or view more information.

M2: Personal Learning Plan

Plan your Wood Badge training with your manager

M1: Essential Information

Information about Scouting


Safe activities to keep everyone safe


Safeguarding practices and your responsibilities


General Data Protection Regulations

M3: Tools for the Role (Leaders)

Help for your role and responsibilities

M4: Tools for the Role (Managers)

Help for your role and responsibilities

Trustee Introduction

Legal responsibilities and regulations

Wood Badge Modules

Most adults should complete Wood Badge training modules. These should be done within the first three years of your appointment. For a list of modules that apply to your role, please select your role(s) below:

Scout Role(s):

Mandatory Ongoing Learning

These modules should be completed every three years. Executive Committee members don't need to complete the First Aid module.


Safe activities to keep everyone safe


Safeguarding practices and your responsibilities

M10: First Aid

For leaders, managers and supporters

Training Team
NameRole Description 
Sarah Lintott ARC Adult Training
Isobel ADC(AT) Falkirk
Nick ADC(AT) Stirling & Trossachs
Anne ADC(AT) West Lothian

Downloadable Personal Learning Plans

News & Blogs

Transforming our Volunteer Experience
18/06/2023 By Alan Dick

As you maybe aware over the next 3 to 12 months Scouting will under go a bit of a Transormation in a number of areas. There will be a number of changes across 4 main areas:

  • New Volunteers
  • Roles & Structures
  • Learning (Training)
  • Digital Tools


In order to assist this process information will be shared out to explain the process and the impact on your role in Scouting.

In the meantime you can visist the Transformation pages at


Alan Dick 

Transformation Lead

Forth Region


Read full story

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