Training of leaders and other volunteers is one of the primary roles of every Scout area or county. In High Peak, we have an enthusiastic and supportive team of trainers, advisers, facilitators and administrators.

We aim to run an annual programme of courses, including leadership training, management training, safeguarding, and ‘Nights Away’ – skills for camping and other residential experiences with young people. We’re also here to support your personal development through self-directed learning

Group Executive Members
Starting in 2016, it is now a requirement for all group executive members to complete Module1 training (Essential information for Executive Committee Members). This can be accomplished in a number of ways and full details can be found on the Scout Association Website (click here). There is an expectation that this should be done within 5 months of becoming a committee member.

There is a specific process which must be completed when a new person joins the executive committee and becomes a trustee:

  • Download the “Adult Application” form and complete the appropriate questions specific to trustees. Click here to download.
  • After signing the trustee declaration (see last page, section 3), pass the completed form to the group scout leader (GSL). The GSL will then add you as an adult member of The Scout Association using the details you have specified on the form.
  • If required for the role you are undertaking, the GSL will arrange to carry out the DBS process. If you are unsure, the GSL will be able to explain if this is required.
  • If you have not already done so, complete the Module1 training as described here; this will need validating by a training advisor within the district.
Section leaders
  • “Getting Started” training – modules 1, 3 and 6 – are completed within your district, or you can do these online (Link to Module1Link to Module3).
  • We recommend you work towards modules 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17 and 19 during your first eighteen months in Scouting – this will enable you to plan exciting, safe, quality programmes and keep accurate records
  • We also recommend modules 5, 7, 8 and 9 are completed in following eighteen months
  • Modules 10, 16 and 18 can be completed at any time during your first three years
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