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 Training

Est Cost

100% Funding

50% 25%
Archery £110 7 sessions 4 sessions 2 sessions
Air Rifle or Pistol (NRSA Young Persons Tutor Diploma) £110 7 sessions 4 sessions 2 sessions
Canoeing   16 hours 8 hours 4 hours
Dinghy Sailing   16 hours 8 hours 4 hours

16 hours

8 hours

4 hours
Hillwalking – Terrain 1 £150 16 hours 8 hours 4 hours
Hillwalking – Terrain 2 £260 24 hours 12 hours 6 hours
Climbing £160 16 hours 8 hours 4 hours
First Aid Instructor (e.g. Level 3 Award in Education and Training Combined First Aid Trainer) £350 12 sessions over 3 years 7 sessions over 3 years 4 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 District Commissioner Oliver Chambers


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