District Training / Learning

Posted on 5 June 2017

Training –not exactly the most adventurous or glamorous but a vital part of Scouting .Nationwide we have an enormous waiting list of eager young people keen to join us. In Chelmsford we are working hard at trying to lessen the numbers on that list.

Since October 2016 we have had 23 Wood badges achieved and 21 section assistants completing their training. There are still more nearing completion. The more people we train the more young people we can get to share that wonderful Adventure we call Scouting. All thanks ls due to the hard work of our volunteer leaders and the skills of our training advisers.

We have many leaders who should be receiving long service certificates but I am sorry to say Gilwell are having some issues with the data around the long service awards. The process was suspended in October 2016 and no certificates have been issued since.

The good news is that a new process is in place and should be running by summer. Certificates will start to be dispatched in August and as there is an excess of 20,000 it will take time to reach us and we will need to be patient.

We hope as usual to hold our Adult Awards thank you evening in October. If however we don’t get the certificates until later we will move the date to later on in the year.

A big thank goes to our training Advisers and Lynne Oscroft who have worked hard supporting  and  validating training in our district .

All Training courses can be found on the Essex County Scout web site LINK. Please keep looking on the site as new courses are added all the time. Training is a big part of Scouting and we all need to keep our training up to date. That is where our On Going Learning of 5 hours a year comes in an opportunity to improve and learn new skills.

If you have any questions about training please don’t hesitate to ask.

Gwen Hudson DDC Adult Support LTM Chelmsford and District

Lynne Oscroft ADC Adult Support LT A Chelmsford and District

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