Adult Training

View the Hampshire Scouts Training Diary

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.



On taking up your role, you will be allocated a Training Adviser. With them, you decide which modules are appropriate to your role in Scouting. You then agree which of these, you can demonstrate an existing ability in, and how you are going to learn the others. This forms your Personal Learning Plan.

When you have completed training on one of your required modules, you simply demonstrate that you are using the skills to allow your Training Adviser to sign it off.

On completion of all your modules, you will be awarded your wood badge. From that point, you have to complete 5 hours ongoing training each year in topics useful to your Scouting.

Getting Started Training Module

These initial training modules need to be completed within five months of applying to be a Scouter.


Personal Learning Plan
Essential Information
Tools for the Role


Mandatory Ongoing Training Modules

Safety Policies & Risk Assessment Tools

Risk assessment is at the heart of safe Scouting and is present in everything that we do. Resources are provided to help provide simple and practical guidance on this issue: [double click for full screen view]




Introduction to Leadership & Management for GSLs and ADCs

We know that inspired and motivated adults provide first class Scouting opportunities for young people. We also know that one of the most frequent comments from Leaders is that they want better support (whether that is someone to talk to, someone to thank them or practical assistance with administration and recruitment of helpers).

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Providing Direction
Working with People
Achieving Results
Enabling Change
Using Resources
Time & Skills

Introduction to Leadership & Management for Managers and Supporters

Building Effective Teams
Dealing With Difficult Situations
Enabling Change
Keeping, Developing & Managing Volunteers
Planning for Growth

Training Team

To get in touch with one of our trainers below just click on their picture and a contact form will appear in which you can write your message

Susan Bowdery
County Training Adviser
Jenny Barker
Local Training Manager
Nick Elborough
11th Winchester
Dawn Inglis
12th Winchester
Jay Ferguson
14th Winchester
Kathy Ellis
14th Winchester
Aimee Mollart
16th Winchester
Joanne Cook
1st Winchester
Anna Horgan
1st Winchester
Mike Wilson
1st Winchester
Lisa Gibbons
3rd Winchester
Terenia James
5th Winchester
Jenny Irwin
5th Winchester
Julian Pearce
5th Winchester
Ben Wootton
5th Winchester
Rob James
5th Winchester
Helen Howell
6th Winchester
Lisa Beusemans
8th Winchester
Beccy Shaw
8th Winchester
Donna Brien
ADC Beavers
Paul Dique
ADC Cubs
Tracy Dique
ADC Special Needs
Colin Plant
District Trainer
Bruce Martin
Stephen Parker
M & S Trainer
Chris Floyd
Pinsent Activities Manager

Training Compliance


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