Wood_Badge_&_WoggleAdult 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. To help you to be effective in your role we provide training and support.

We provide a comprehensive programme of training to build on and enhance your skills and knowledge. Some elements of training can count towards externally-recognised qualifications while others help build confidence and develop you as a person.

To view the current training programme for the West of Scotland Region please click here.

What is in the training programme?

DSC00306There are 37 modules in The Scout Association’s adult training programme. Learners’ resources are available for each of them. You can apply for the training modules on offer in the West of Scotland Region by looking at the Adult Training Calendar pages. Volunteers agree the modules they should cover and any other learning required with their Training Adviser. What you agree together helps to form your Personal Learning Plan (see module 2). This ensures that the training matches your needs in your role.


Flexible learning.

Training matrixOne of the key principles of the adult training scheme is flexibility. It’s available to you in a wide variety of different ways. The scheme gives you the opportunity to learn in a number of ways to suit your circumstances and needs. Make the most of the adult training scheme to see what you can discover.  A more comprehensive introduction to the adult training scheme can be found in the Adult Personal File. You can also find out about each of the modules and the learner resources available to support them. Volunteers are also given a “Training Adviser“.  They are there to help you progress through your training. In Paisley & District we also have an experienced and diverse team of Local Training Managers and Trainers who help to organise and deliver training in a variety of ways.