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 such as the Wood Badge.

The County organise regular workshops covering different modules  that can booked online here

Our District Training Manager is Mary Wynne

Training Resources

The resources below provide an introduction to and overview of The Scout Associations’ Adult Training Scheme. They are a great source of information for any questions that you might have about training. The Training Advisers Guide and Adults Personal File also provide information about the validation criteria for each module.

Adult Training Scheme (PDF)

Module Matrix (PDF)

Adult’s Personal File (PDF)

Adult’s Personal File for Section Leaders (PDF)

Training Adviser’s Guide (PDF)

Adventurous Activities

Adventurous Activities are at the heart of and essential to Scouting. In fact 50% of every sections programme should be doing something adventurous. Adults interested in providing adventurous activities, can take part in the permit training scheme. Courses can be attended both in and outside the County or at one of the National Scout Activity Centres

  • Cheshire County Permit Training Scheduled Events and on request
  • Yr Hafod, North Wales
  • Crawfordsburn, Northern Ireland
  • Downe, Kent
  • Ferny Crofts, New Forest
  • Gilwell Park, Essex
  • Great Tower, Lake District
  • Hawkhirst, Northumbria
  • Lochearnhead, Scotland
  • Woodhouse Park, South Gloucestershire
  • Youlbury, Oxfordshire

Both the District and County offer subsidises for training in adventurous activities. There are also funds available at the national level and from third party trusts:

For more information contact the District Commissioner Oliver Chambers