Adult 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.

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 within 5 months of going for Appointments Advisory Interview and the issue of the Provisional Appointment, once this is fulfilled then a Full Appointment will be issued and the remaining modules should be completed within the first 3 years.

Following the award of a Wood Badge, the Leader must complete a minimum of five hours on-going 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 the time of appointment renewal. Adults are encouraged to maintain a First Aid Certificate at all times.

The Module Matrix is a summary of the Adult Training Scheme and on-going learning, view it here. For further information on training requirements for specific roles please click here.

Training Contacts:

Local Training Manager (Wyre) – Caroline Dugdale (

County Training Manager (West Lancashire) – Joan Swan (


Training Courses:

Please send this form to Maureen Head ( with payment. Payment should be made by your group (or District if your training is for a District role). Please note; there is no charge for the Safeguarding Refresher.

Getting Started:

21/03/2020, 13:30-20:00, Poulton Methodist Church, Queensway, FY6 7ST


1st Aid:

08/03/2020, 12:00-18:00, Poulton Methodist Church, Queensway, FY6 7ST

31/05/2020, 12:00-18:00, 1st Thornton-Cleveleys Scout Hut, Marsh Road, FY5 2TY

28/06/2020, 09:30-16:30, 1st Garstang Scout Hut, Kepple Lane, PR3 1PB


Safeguarding Refresher:

15/04/2020, 18:00-21:00, Poulton Methodist Church, Queensway, FY6 7ST

30/04/2020, 18:00-21:00, Poulton Methodist Church, Queensway, FY6 7ST