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Administration training

Module 11 – part of Training For All Appointments

Who this is for

All volunteers completing a Wood Badge. 

Learning options

Workbook, Course, Small group or One to one

How long it takes

2-3 hours.                                                                        

How to complete it

Demonstration to a Training Adviser. 

What you’ll learn

You’ll learn best practice on how to manage administrative tasks at Scouts, and what your responsibilities are towards Data Protection Act/GDPR, record keeping, finances and insurance requirements.


Additional information

The Training For All Appointments modules are part of the Wood Badge training.

You can complete them in any order, within the first three years of volunteering.

Administration (module 11) is one of the Training For All Appointments modules.

Validation is showing what you know and that you can use it in practice.

Talk to a Training Adviser to decide if you’ll need to do the learning for this module, and what you’ll do to validate it.

To validate this module, you’ll need to demonstrate accurate and appropriate maintenance of administrative and financial records relevant to your role, in accordance with Policy, Organisation and Rules and the Data Protection Act/GDPR.

To demonstrate these actions to a Training Adviser, you can:

  • Show written material, such as record books, member records, spreadsheets or databases
  • Get a written or verbal statement from an observer

See the Adult Personal File (page 43) for more examples of how you can demonstrate what you’ve learnt.

You can start other Training for All Appointments modules before validating this one.

This module is for all volunteers completing a Wood Badge, and it should be completed within the first three years of volunteering.

If you are not sure if you need to do this module, check POR Chapter 16: Roles Table.

You can also ask your volunteer line manager or a Training Adviser, or contact the Support Centre.

Training courses are organised locally. Most Districts, Counties and Areas offer course dates on their own websites.

A Training Adviser will be able to answer any questions you have. Don’t worry if you haven’t been assigned one yet, you can speak to your volunteer line manager, local Training Manager or County Training Manager.

If you're not sure who to speak to locally, you can contact the Support Centre.