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KD11 Harkaway - Charity Number: 524631| GSL - Leo Stockford | Webmaster | Approved by Kidderminster Scout WebTeam

Training pages

Getting Started

As a new leader in Scouting you will start your training by undertaking the modules which we refer to as the ‘Getting Started’ modules. These modules are module 1, 2 & 3 or 4 for Line Managers.

These modules need to be completed within your first 5 months in Scouting so that your full warrant can be issued.

To help you plan and validate these modules you will be allocated a Training Advisor who can guide you through your learning process.

Your Group Scout Leader is responsible for helping you achieve your training so please ask then for their help when you need it.

Once you have completed your ‘Getting Started’ you are in control with the help of your GSL to book onto courses, attend the training and request validation for modules you are ready to sign off to achieve your Wood Beads.

A training advisor will contact you to arrange validation when you have made the request.

Module 01 – Essential information

Module 01 will look at the fundamental values of Scouting, Child protection, Risk Assessment and the support and structure available to you.

This can be done by watching a video / dvd / e-learning or on a small course.

Click on the links below to complete this learning.

Module 1 training on Scoutbase

Please note: The following e-learning resources may not work on Google Chrome browsers, as it was designed before this browser was released. You may also experience delays in loading if you are using remote broadband or wi-fi facilities due to the size of the media.

Associated Reading for Module 01

Adults Personal File Guide to Module 1 (PDF)

Safeguarding and child protection (various resources)

Safety (various resources)

Fundamentals Explained (PDF)

Appointments (various resources)

Policy, Organisation and Rules

Information about the sections, the fundamentals, promise and law can be found at:

Beaver scouts

Cub scouts


Explorer scouts

Scout network

Module 02 – Personal Learning Plan

Module 02 is where you sit down with your training advisor and work out which modules you will need to learn and which modules you already have the knowledge for due to experience from work, other voluntary positions etc.

A plan is decided between the Leader and the training advisor agreeing which modules the Leader will need to learn.

Module 03 – Tools for the job

This module is about what you do in your section all the time – opening ceremony, investitures, games, going up ceremony's, awarding badges and closing ceremonies

This can be done by e-learning or on a small course.

Click on the link below to complete this learning:

Module 3 training on Scoutbase

This module is easily validated by your training advisor coming to see you run a game and do a ceremony.