Skills courses for Managers and Supporters

Skills courses for Managers and Supporters

30 June 2021

The Scout Association has introduced a programme to provide more focused training and support for Managers and Supporters, to better support them in their roles.

This scheme consists of Getting Started Training, Training for all Appointments and a variety of Independent Learning Units. You can find out more about this training on The Scouts website.

Leadership and Management training

Skills courses

Once all the above elements are completed, Managers and Supporters have the opportunity to attend one or more Skills Courses to practise skills with their peers and develop their leadership and management styles. These events are open to Group Scout Leaders, Assistant Group Scout Leaders and Commissioners who are working towards their Wood Badge, or current Wood Badge holders who would like to update their skills through ongoing learning.

Find out more about recommended learning for your role

Course details

Skills of Management

This covers areas such as leadership styles, team building, motivation, effective communication, active listening, induction and reviews. This course will be delivered face-to-face and virtual via Zoom. The cost of the course is £5 . Click on the appropriate link below to book the training:

Fordell Firs (non-residential), 30-31 October 2021, apply by 15 October 2021

Online, 19, 20 & 28 Feb 2022, apply by 4 February

Online, 7, 8 & 16 May 2022, apply by 20 April

Meeting the Challenges

This covers topics such as how to tackle difficult reviews, disputes, suspension, complaints and managing safeguarding incidents. The course will be delivered face to face and by virtual means through Zoom. The cost of the training is £5. Click on the appropriate link below to book the training:

Edinburgh, 28 November 2021, apply by 12 November

Paisley & District, 29 January 2022, apply by 14 January 

Achieving Growth

This covers topics such as growth, development planning and the recruitment and retention of young people and adult volunteers. The course will be delivered face to face and by virtual means through Zoom. The cost of the training is £5. Click on the appropriate link below to book the training:

Edinburgh, 27 November 2021, apply by 12 November

Paisley & District, 30 January 2022, apply by 14 January

Online, 21 May 2022, apply by 6 May