Adult Leader Training

The Courses

Introduction to Adult Leader Training (Stage One Training):

The aim of the course is to introduce new Adult Members to the Aims and Principles of Scouting and to provide them with relevant knowledge and skills necessary to run basic Den, Pack or Troop meetings or accept the role of Scout Group Leader.

The course is available to any adult leader over the age of 18 years, whether they have been invested or not.

After successfully completing the course, the Adult Member can apply for a limited warrant in a role specific to the branch of scouting (Den, Pack, Troop, Rover, SGL) in which they have undergone their training. The limited warrant is valid for 18 months during which time the Adult Member should complete a Warrant course specific to their branch of scouting.

Warrant Course Training (Stage Two Training):

The aim of the Warrant Course is to prepare adult leaders with the relevant knowledge and skills necessary to perform their various roles. The warrant course is specific to the scouter’s chosen branch of operation, i.e., either Den, Pack, Troop, Rover or SGL.

The course is available to any invested adult leader who has completed the IAL course.

After successfully completing the course, the Adult Member can apply for a Warrant in a role specific to the branch of scouting (Den, Pack, Troop, Rover, SGL) in which they have undergone their training. The initial warrant is valid for 5 years with options to renew the warrant thereafter. It is recommended that the adult leader completes the Woodbadge course by the time their initial warrant expires.

Wood Badge Training (Stage Three Training):

The aim of the Wood Badge Course is to make Scouters better leaders by teaching advanced leadership skills and by creating a bond and commitment to the Scout movement. The Wood Badge course is specific to the scouter’s chosen branch of operation, i.e., either Den, Pack, Troop, Rover or SGL.

The course is a combination of theoretical and practical outdoors-based training followed by a Wood Badge ticket, also known as the project phase. By “working the ticket”, participants put their newly gained experience into practice to attain ticket goals aiding the Scouting movement. On successful completion of the course, the scouter is presented with 2 wooden beads on a leather thong to recognise significant achievement in leadership and direct service to young people.

The course is available to any warranted adult leader who has completed their Stage two training and has had at least 18 months experience in their chosen branch of scouting (Den, Pack, Troop, Rover, SGL).

Water Awareness Courses:

The aim of the Water Awareness Course is to provide Scouters and senior Scouts with preparative training to incorporate fun and safe water activities into their events. The course discusses safety equipment, the procedures for safe swimming and gives background to analysing the impact of weather on water activities.

On successful completion of the course, the Water Awareness Badge holder will be able to oversee swimming and rafting activities on flat water eg. Small dams and swimming pools (not running rivers).

Additional Skills Courses:

Other courses are also offered to improve the skills of Adult Leaders.  These courses include, but are not limited to:

  • Cub camping licenses
  • Water and Air charge licenses
  • First Aid courses
  • Committee member courses
  • Advanced Pioneering courses
  • Training on the Scouts.Digital online management platform

Booking Training

All Adult Leader training is booked via Scouts.Digital.  This is the general management system used for Scouting in Gauteng. Click the below link to book your training. Note: You must be LOGGED IN to Scouts.Digital for this link to redirect you to the bookings page.

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What is Moodle?

Moodle is Scouts Gauteng’s online training platform. If you sign up for an online course, the training material will be offered on this platform.

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Upcoming Adult Leader training courses:

Introduction to Adult Leadership (IAL)

Where: Online every Thursday evening + Practical day venue TBA
When: Online starting 7 October. Practical day 13 November 2021
Cost: R320
Who: All new Scouters who have submitted a AAM Form, with referees checked by Region.
Closing Date: 4 October 2021
Register for this course via Scouts.Digital

Cub Warrant course

Where: Online + Practical weekend at Gilwell Scouting Center
When: Online starting 12 August. Practical weekend 30/31 October 2021
Cost: R650
Who: All Adult Leaders and Rovers who have completed IAL (Stage 1)
Closing Date: 6 August 2021
Register for this course via Scouts.Digital

 

Scout Warrant course

Where: Gilwell Scouting Center
When: 18 Sep, 9/10 Oct, 23/24 Oct 2021
Cost: R950
Who: All Adult Leaders and Rovers who have completed IAL (Stage 1)
Closing Date: 4 September 2021
Register for this course via Scouts.Digital

 

Water Awareness courses

Where: Online
Upcoming courses:
– 4-18 September 2021
– 2-16 October 2021
– 6-20 November 2021
Cost: R120
Who: All Adult Leaders, Rovers, Parents, Scouts over 14.5 years
Register for these courses via Scouts.Digital