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Supporters that are not required to complete Wood Badge training

Training for: everyone that has the following in the role title:

Administrator, Adviser, Permit or Communications Manager, President, Coordinator, Instructor, Supporter, Member


As a new volunteer in scouting we want you to settle in and find for feet as soon aspossible. To help you do this we provide you wth getting started training. This comprises of a combination of training modules to provide you wih the information you need to support exciting programmes for young people.

Although there are suggestions about which modules may be best to complete first, these modules can be completed in any order, and are aimed at introducing you to your new role and giving you the basic information and skills needed to get started.

Once you have completed getting started you may wear the Gilwell woggle. Non-uniformed adults may wear the Getting Started pin. Both of these can be purchased from Scout Shops.

Getting started training for section assistants includes:

  • Module 1: Essential Information
  • Safety
  • Safeguarding
  • The General Data Protection Regulation Awareness

 And, if you also sit on an executive committee (at any level) you also need to complete:

  • Introduction to being a trustee


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