Adult Training Events / Courses


Links to all District training sites, bookings from any Districts Welcome.

Courses Held in and around Wiltshire.




County Training Weekend

Next Training weekend dates to be confirmed.


 15 - 17



 Module 38 Skills for Residential Experience (Advance Notice)

Date: 15th, 16th and 17th of May 2020


Cancelled due to current crisis and lack of requests.


Training Validations and Issue of Wood Badges

All adults in Scouting are repsonsible for completeing the training associated with their role. Each adult is issued with a personal file and can access the modular training scheme details on the UK Scouts website.

Training must be completed in a timely fashion, with Getting Started completed within 5 months of commencement in a role and Woodbadges (if required) completed with 3 years of commencement in a role.

Regularly moving roles does not remove the requirement to be trained according to role specifics.

Adults must also ensure that their ongoing learning is up-to-date including Safeguarding and First Response.

Each adult will be supported in this by their GSL as line manager and also by the LTM (Local Training manager) who supports and organises training in their district.

LTMs will pass along details of training in neighbouring districts (where this is open to all) and will also organise training locally where there is the need.

LTMs will also pass along details of training held centrally at WSC and any other adult support events.

Once any Training or Learning has been completed the Module(s) will need to be validated by: 

  • The individuals personal Training Advisor (TA) or
  • By attending a District or County Drop-In Session with a TA


The individual should keep a copy of their updated Personal Learning Plan (PLP) so that they are aware of their next steps. The original PLP can be held by their TA or LTM.

TAs, once they Validate Modules will pass the validation information to the appropriate LTM who will then update the adults training record on Compass.

LTMs will email the CTM once they know that an adult has successfully completed all validations necessary for a Wood Badge. The CTM will then log into compass, and if all is present and correct be able to recommend the issue of a Wood Badge from HQ.


Child Protection Policy

Safeguarding the welfare of our youth members is our Priority. The Scout Association takes seriously its responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of the children and young people in its care.

The Scout Association is committed to:

  • taking into account in all its considerations and activities the interests and well-being of young people
  • respecting the rights, wishes and feelings of the young people with whom it is working
  • taking all reasonable practicable steps to protect them from physical, sexual and emotional harm
  • promoting the welfare of young people within a relationship of trust

The Scout Association believes that safeguarding and protecting the welfare of all the young people we work with is the responsibility of everyone.

The Associations ‘Young People First’ code of good practice is published in the form of a pocket size yellow card that all adults are asked to keep with them. This contains information about how to report concerns or allegations of abuse and also a code of behaviour that all adults are required to follow.

Anti-Bullying Policy

Children and young people have the right to protection from all forms of violence – physical or mental. (UN Convention on the Rights of the Child)

The Scout Association is committed to ensuring, as far as is reasonably practicable, the prevention of all forms of bullying among Members.

It is the responsibility of all adults in Scouting to help develop a caring and supportive atmosphere, where bullying in any form is unacceptable. To this end, all Scouting activities should have rigorous anti-bullying strategies in place. For more information about our anti-bullying guide and poster – click here

Contacts for parents:

Should you have any concerns regarding the welfare or protection of Scout members, you should contact the local Scout District Commissioner.

You may also contact Emma Wilkinson who is the Safeguarding Awareness Coordinator for Wiltshire.

She is available on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Alternatively please call the Scout Information Centre 0845 300 1818 and say that you wish to discuss a child protection issue.

Other useful contacts:

NSPCC Child Protection Helpline free, at any time, for reporting concerns about the safety of a child. Call 0800 800 5000

Concerned about the safety of your child on the Internet? ThinkUKnow

Parentline Plus is a free, confidential 24-hour helpline for parents concerned about a wide range of issues. Call 0808 800 2222 or visit

Anti-Bullying Campaign operates a helpline for parents and counselling for children who are being bullied. Call 020 7378 1446

Kidscape produces leaflets and booklets on bullying and runs a helpline Monday to Friday on 08451 205204, or visit

Adult Training Details

To find a Course or Workshop in general:

  • Your Local Training Manager will provide details of courses available in your area, including contact details for booking etc.
  • They will also have access to details of training taking place in other Districts and training happening centrally at Wiltshire Scout Centre.
  • Feel free to ask them for details of any training you require to keep yourself up to date and fully qualified for your role in Scouting.
  • LTMs can organise training locally where there are suitable numbers etc.
  • Wiltshire Scout Centre will continue to host 2 'all modules weekends' per year. We also intend to offer weekends for leaders, managers, practical skills etc. as time goes by.
  • Please communicate to the Training team your feedback and requirements for training in Wiltshire. A quality training programme for leaders underpins the delivery of a quality programme for the young people.
  • To book onto a course:
  • Email your name, group and choice of modules to the leader of that training. Or if a weekend at WSC then email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • You will receive an acknowledgment of your email.
  • Nearer to the date you will be sent the necessary joining instructions.

Module 37 Sample Questions

Module 37 Sample Questions

What do you understand your role and responsibilities are?

How will you balance your work, home life with running a section?

With regard to a parent helping in the same section as their child – how would you respond to issues regarding your child with other members, leaders and how do you think your child will feel/respond?

What skills can you bring to your role in the section?

What aspect of scouting do you think you might have difficulties with?

What do you mean by attitude?

Can you give an example of a time when you have been loyal to a group or organisation?

How would you encourage young people to respect themselves and each other/other people?

When would you have the opportunity to demonstrate care in your role?

How would you encourage co-operation within your group?

How could you encourage a young person to explore their own faith and belief?

How would you ensure balanced view of faiths and spirituality is given to the young people?

What skills and qualities do you feel you bring to Scouting?

What do you expect to get out of Scouting, how will it help you?

How much time do you expect to have to give to Scouting?

If someone e.g. GSL or commissioner makes a decision you don’t agree with, how would you handle it?

What has been your involvement and responsibilities with the group so far?

Describe briefly what you think you can offer to scouting?

How to you see your intentions as a leader within the group and scout movement?

Have you seen or been made aware of the principles & values of the fundamentals of scouting? If so can you describe one?

How would you describe yourself as a team player?

What support have you been given / offered at the moment?

How would you approach helping the young people in your section develop their own faiths and values?

How would you deal with a patrol who wished to follow a course of action that you do not agree with?

  • For example the patrol would like J. to become the patrol leader instead of your preferred choice

What do you expect the time commitment to be?

  • Have you considered camps, training etc.?
  • Baring that in mind how would that fit in with you family and work commitments?

How would you deal with a young person questioning you about faith/ clarification on a point of faith?

If you felt unable to give a qualified response where/who would you ask or where would you look for the answer?