Welcome to the Adult Training pages for Essex Scout County.
Here we hope to clarify all the information you will need to understand Adult Training in Essex.
One of the largest areas of support that we offer to adults is training, providing you with the skills that you need for the role that you wish to undertake.
Getting Started and the 36 Modules
Whilst the list below might look a bit daunting, it isn’t really. The hardest part is to understand the key.
Module Matrix (59.36 kb)
A Section Leader is exactly that – there’s no distinction whether it’s a Beaver Leader, a Cub Leader, and Assistant Cub Leader, an Assistant Scout Leader or an Explorer Scout Leader. If you work directly with young people, then you are a Section leader.
A Section Assistant is an adult who helps a Section leader and works directly with young people. A Section Assistant is required to undertake some training and to validate the Getting Started Modules 1 Essential Information and 3 Tools for the job (Section Leaders)
A Manager is someone who has a direct line responsibility – so that’s a Group Scout leader, District Explorer Scout Commissioner, District Commissioner or County Commissioner.
A Section Supporter is someone who supports a section within a scouting District or County – so that’s for example the Assistant District Commissioner (ADC) Scouts, Assistant County commissioner (ACC) Cub Scouts, or ADC Beaver Scouts. Generally speaking they don’t directly manage Leaders. They are not managers. These supporters have a wealth of knowledge and can help you in your role.
Other supporters are those who perform supporting roles but don’t directly have a link to a section e.g. ADC Activities, ACC International
Finally, ‘others’ is exactly that – anyone not in any of the above. So that includes trainers, presenters, course directors, but also Group Treasurers, District Chairman etc. Everyone needs to undertake some training – the minimum is Module 1: Essential Information (which can be done in the comfort of your own home).