Our adult training is designed to ensure that everyone that is volunteering with us has the skills to do their role effectively and helps with the delivery of high quality, safe, sound and exciting Scouting to young people across Willesden Scout District.

Scouting is dedicated to the development of young people. Each week over 100 adults volunteer, in a variety of roles across Willesden, helping to achieve this aim. While our primary purpose is the development of young people, we also seek to offer personal development opportunities to adults, both within their Scouting role and as individuals. Our Adult Training Scheme is one means by which you can be supported in your chosen role and help you to meet your personal development needs. 

To help you through the process of completing training you will be linked with one or more Training Advisers. Training Advisers are responsible for helping you match your existing skills with those of your role, for identifying any skills gaps you may have, for agreeing plans with you to gaining the skills you require and for confirming that those skills have been successfully gained.

All adults taking on an appointment in Scouting are required to show that they have the skills needed for the role. Our Adult Training Scheme is make up of a number of modules and details of what training is required for different appointments can be found in the module matrix.

We recognise there may be learning and skills that you have gained through your life experiences, and our training is designed to complement these with further opportunities to enhance your individual skills.

Upcoming Training

Training for your Role



Occasional Helper
Section Assistant
Active Support Member



Section Leader
Assistant Section Leader



Deputy Commissioner
Assistant Commissioner
Active Support Manager

Activity Permits

Nights Away Permit


Adventurous Activity Permits