Mersey Weaver Scout District is keen to encourage and support the training and development of those wishing to lead adventurous activities and events within Scouting in the District.

It is recognised that in many cases it is not appropriate to expect those attending such training to finance attendance out of their own pocket. It has therefore been agreed to provide District monies to provide sponsorship funding to help meet this goal.

A Designated Fund has been established to support this aim. Training can be fully funded in exchange for a reasonable number of sessions assisting at District events and Activity Centres.

For example:

Permit TrainingEst Cost
100% Funding
Archery£1107 sessions4 sessions2 sessions
Air Rifle or Pistol (NRSA Young Persons Tutor Diploma)£1107 sessions4 sessions2 sessions
Canoeing 16 hours8 hours4 hours
Dinghy Sailing 16 hours8 hours4 hours
Kayaking 16 hours 8 hours 4 hours
Hillwalking – Terrain 1£15016 hours8 hours4 hours
Hillwalking – Terrain 2£26024 hours12 hours6 hours
Climbing£16016 hours8 hours4 hours
First Aid Instructor (e.g. Level 3 Award in Education and Training Combined First Aid Trainer)£35012 sessions over 3 years7 sessions over 3 years4 sessions over 3 years

Where training events have no current estimated costs the request will be considered on a case by case basis

Interested in Adventurous Activities but not sure where to start? Or need to find a permit holder to run a specific activity? Contact our Programme Team who can help you


Completed sponsorship forms should be sent to Sponsorship Advisory Panel for consideration