Adult Training

Falkirk District Training

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.

While the adult training programme for the District is being compiled, South East Scouts have agreed that leaders are welcome to attend the events they have organised via this Booking Form. Links to specific courses can also be found via the Adult Training Diary.

Scouting - The Basics is ideal for those Leaders who are new to Scouting. It is advisable for those who wish to attend the training to have completed the essential information module before attending. Essential Information Training


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.

To find out which training modules are required for your role, use the Interactive Module Matrix

Training Module Links


Use this key to identify which modules are required for your role. Hover your mouse over a key block to see the roles applicable.

All Appointments
Section Leaders and Section Supporters
Managers, Section Supporters, Other Supporters
Mandatory Ongoing Learning

Getting Started Modules

The getting started modules should be completed in the first five months of your appointment. Use the key above to see which modules are applicable to your role. Click a link to start online e-learning or view more information.

M2: Personal Learning Plan

Plan your Wood Badge training with your manager

M1: Essential Information

Information about Scouting


Safe activities to keep everyone safe


Safeguarding practices and your responsibilities


General Data Protection Regulations

M3: Tools for the Role (Leaders)

Help for your role and responsibilities

M4: Tools for the Role (Managers)

Help for your role and responsibilities

Trustee Introduction

Legal responsibilities and regulations

Wood Badge Modules

Most adults should complete Wood Badge training modules. These should be done within the first three years of your appointment. For a list of modules that apply to your role, please select your role(s) below:

Scout Role(s):

Mandatory Ongoing Learning

These modules should be completed every three years. Executive Committee members don't need to complete the First Aid module.


Safe activities to keep everyone safe


Safeguarding practices and your responsibilities

M10: First Aid

For leaders, managers and supporters

Training Team
NameRole Description 

Training News

Whilst Scouting is primarily about the 4 – 18-year-old members and the leaders who run and support the programme there is an equally important but often forgotten team who form the Trustee Board of Scout Groups.  These adult volunteers work together to make sure Scouting is run safely and legally, making sure it is well managed, risks are assessed and mitigated, buildings and equipment are in good working order, and everyone follows legal requirements and Policy, Organisation and Rules (POR). Katherine Jamieson, the treasurer of the 16th Laurieston Scout Group was recently awarded an Award for Merit for her many years of service to the Group. 

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Husband and wife team Hamish and Fiona Scott were recently rewarded for their service to the Scout Movement. Fiona was awarded the Silver Acorn in “recognition of specially distinguished service”. Hamish received the highest adult award, the Silver Wolf, in “recognition of services to Scouting of the most exceptional nature.” The Chief commissioner for Scotland Barry Donald-Hewitt (centre) made the presentations.
Between them they have almost 80 years of service to the Scout Movement, whilst Fiona has a further 15 years’ service to the Girl Guide movement. Groups locally rely solely on volunteers.
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Over the last few months a number of Scout leaders from Falkirk District have been working towards gaining adventurous activity permits for Canoeing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, rafting and climbing.  To keep our young people safe, leaders have to prove that they’re competent in the activity before they’re allowed to be in charge of that activity.  The canoe Jenga picture was taken during one of the training session and goes to show that canoeing isn’t just about getting somewhere but that you can have fun just being in a boat. All passed their qualification and are now able to take their young people out on the water. 


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Five leaders, from Groups and Units around the District, attended one of their training days on Loch Ard recently. Leaders require a permit to allow them to take youth members kayaking and depending on the type of water, lochs or rivers, and its severity they can get a permit based on their ability and competence. The course has involved paddling skills, rescues, group control as well as theory. It is intended that the final session will include leading and coaching of scouts while the leaders are assessed. The course is being run by the District Commissioner; Lenny Jamieson, who is a British Canoe Union Level 3 kayak coach.

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Jim McKellar Scout Centre, Duke Street, Denny, Falkirk, Forth Region, FK6 6NU

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