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Managing Time and Personal Skills

Managing Time and Personal Skills is one of the six core skills for Managers and Supporters in Scouting.


  • Agree realistic goals and targets with their line manager for the development of local Scouting that work towards The Scout Association’s strategic objectives.
  • Consider the future requirements of their role then identify the skills and knowledge that they need to develop or improve and the steps they will follow to do so.    
  • Regularly check how they use their time and identify possible improvements so that they focus on the goals and priorities that they have agreed with the relevant line manager.    
  • Ask other adult volunteers for feedback about how they carry out their role and act on it.    
  • Keep up to date and in touch with developments in Scouting generally.    

Learning Opportunities

There are a number of learning opportunities available to enable you to gain the required knowledge and skills to validate this area of the training scheme.

Check out the Leadership and Management Training pages to find out more about how these learning opportunities fit into the training for Managers and Supporters.

Independent Learning

  • Managing Time and Personal Skills

Skills Courses

  • Skills of Management

Validation Criteria

Details of the validation criteria for this training can be found in the Adult's Personal File for Managers and Supporters.