Executive Committee training

03 March 2017

Did you know all Executive Committee Members are required to undertake training, or have existing knowledge validated, to help them carry out their role as effectively as possible?

Executive Committee Members need to complete ‘Module 1: Essential Information for Executive Committee Members’ within five months, from when they are elected, nominated or co-opted onto the Executive Committee. This rule came into effect in January 2016.

Flexible learning

The module covers areas such as ‘The Fundamentals of Scouting’, ‘Executive Committees’ and ‘Trusteeship in Scouting, Safety in Scouting and Safeguarding’.

Many learning methods are available including a course, small group, one-to-one or e-learning. The e-learning option can be done at home in about 30-40 minutes. The chosen method of learning is up to each individual and very experienced Executive members may not need to complete any learning at all or may wish to undertake a ‘refresher’ to ensure their knowledge is current.

Access the module online.

Training process

The Chairman of the Group, District or Region is responsible for ensuring members of the Executive Committee complete their training.

Your local Adult Training Commissioner can arrange for a Training Adviser to attend a meeting of the Executive Committee to check that members understand the content and are able to put their learning into practice.

He or she will then sign this off on Compass, our member database, to confirm and record completion.