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Managers and Supporters training

All Manager and Supporter appointments are required to complete the Manager and Supporter training scheme. All volunteers in Manager or Supporter roles must complete the validation criteria under the new Managers and Supporters Training in order to gain their Wood Badge. Modules completed under the previous training scheme for Managers and Supporters can be used to validate certain criteria as part of the new scheme.

Resources for the Managers and Supporters Training

Independent Learning

The following independent learning units are available as part of the Leadership and Management Training.

  • Managing time and personal skills
  • Building effective teams
  • Project management
  • Getting the word out
  • Planning for growth
  • Leading local Scouting
  • Finding, appointing and welcoming volunteers
  • Keeping, developing and managing volunteers
  • Dealing with difficult situations
  • Supporting the adult training scheme
  • Enabling change
  • Financial and physical resources
  • Decision making
  • Safety for managers and supporters
Discover the units

Skills Courses

There are three skills courses as part of the Leadership and Management Training:

  • Skills of Management
  • Achieving Growth
  • Meeting the Challenges
Discover more about the three skills courses

External Recognition

One of the principles of The Scout Association's Adult Training Scheme is that our training equips volunteers with a wide range of transferable skills and areas of knowledge. As such, much of the training you undertake in Scouting can count towards an externally recognised award.

Learn more about External Recognition