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.

All leaders are required to complete Modules 1, 3, Safety and Safeguarding within 5 months of being registered as a member (on Compass). Initially the appointment will be Pre-provisional, changing to Provisional after attending an Appointments Advisory meeting. The appointment will then become full when the initial training is completed.

Leader roles which then require Wood Badge training to be completed have up to 3 years to complete that training.

Following the award of a Wood Badge, the Leader must complete a minimum of five hours Ongoing learning per year, averaged over the length of the appointment.

All adults with full appointments must have an up to date First Aid Certificate (a minimum of First Response) at all times.

Your local training contacts

John Sanderson (Blackpool Training Manager)
Anne-Marie Fisher (County Training Manager)

Latest training courses

We have an online booking form for our courses. These will include all Blackpool and County run courses. The courses are being added all the time. To see those courses available and to book please click the ‘Book now’ button.

Scouts Training

Every role volunteer in Scouting is required to complete some training which is tailored to their role.

Your training can help you learn new skills to support you when you’re running your section, managing a dispute or even taking some Scouts out on the water for the first time.