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Why become a Training Adviser?

Do you enjoy meeting and helping people?

Are you passionate about seeing good-quality Scouting?

Could you be the support an adult new to Scouting is looking for?

Training Advisers have a really important role to play in supporting adults from the start of their adult training journey to the awarding of their Wood Badge; offering support and understanding as well as ensuring that standards are maintained.

The role of Training Adviser is enjoyed by many different kinds of people, for many different reasons, these include...


The Training Adviser role can be as large or small as you like. You can choose how many learners you are able to support; this may be as few as one at a time. This flexibility makes it possible to have other roles in Scouting. There is also flexibility in the time you give; rather than a weekly commitment, you support your learner as and when needed, at a convenient time and place for you both.

Increasingly, adults are wishing to take on a role that offers them flexibility in the way they volunteer.


Training Advisers undertake Module 25, Assessing Learning. This training can be given through a course in one day or over two evenings; alternatively, it is available as a workbook. It provides you with all you need to know and gives you all the skills necessary to take on that role. Training Advisers have found that, once in the role, they continue to learn from one another. The local network of Training Advisers can therefore offer great support.

All of the tools they require are provided fom the start and ongoing support means that they are not alone.

It's good to help

Training Advisers have found that they are in a position to help a young person new to Scouting. They provide the opportunity to talk openly with someone who is often outside their Scout Group or team, about a variety of aspects around Scouting. The Training Adviser, through their role, values what adults are bringing to Scouting, recognises their prior learning and experience, and helps them thrive.

Training Advisers say that they gain a great sense of satisfaction in helping learners through their training.


Training Advisers have found that, through their role of supporting, developing and encouraging learners, they gain more friends in Scouting. To someone who is new to the Movement, this friendship can be of great value. Many adults stay in Scouting because of the attachments they form with others.

The friendships Scouting helps foster will always continue to be a major reason why thousands of adults continue to enjoy being involved.


Adults new to Scouting are full of enthusiasm and ideas, and bring a fresh approach. Training Advisers say they are encouraged by the learners's enthusiasm and enjoy having the opportunity to share ideas and experience.

Boost your CV

More than two thirds of our volunteers say their CVs have been enhanced by joining Scouts. Employers love to see the commitment of volunteers, and through Scouts you can get vital experience in areas like management, administration and activities.

To find out more about becoming a Training Adviser or to register your interest in taking on this role contact the team at