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Getting Started

As a new leader in Scouting you will start your training by undertaking the modules which we refer to as the 'Getting Started' modules. These modules are module 1, 2 & 3 or 4 for Line Managers.

These modules need to be completed within your first 5 months in Scouting so that your full warrant can be issued.

To help you plan and validate these modules you will be allocated a Training Advisor who can guide you through your learning process.

Your Group Scout Leader is responsible for helping you achieve your training so please ask then for their help when you need it.

These modules will also be run in District at least twice a year. Contact the LTM Caroline O'Mahony to book a place or check for dates. 

 Once you have completed your 'Getting Started' you are in control with the help of your GSL to book onto courses, attend the training and request validation for modules you are ready to sign off to achieve your Wood Beads.


A training advisor will contact you to arrange validation when you have made the request.

Module 01 - Essential information

Module 01 will look at the fundamental values of Scouting, Child protection, Risk Assessment and the support and structure available to you.

This can be done by watching a video / dvd / e-learning or on a small course.

Click on the links below to complete this learning.

Chapter 1: Let's get started

Chapter 2 : Fundamentals of Scouting

Chapter 3: Structure and support

Chapter 4 : Keeping our adventures safe

Chapter 5: Young People First

Chapter 6 : Self test quiz

As part of your module 01 training you will be registered with the NSPCC distance learning to complete three question papers on keeping yourself & young people safe. This will be sent to you via email.

Have done the learning you will need to validate what you have learnt - this is not difficult, your Training Advisor will guide you through. The NSPCC package will form part of your validation.

Associated Reading for Module 01

Adults Personal File guide to Module 1 (PDF)

Safeguarding and Child Protection (various resources)

Safety (various resources)

Appointments (various resources)

Policy Organisation and Rules

Information about sections:

Beaver Scouts

Cub Scouts


Explorer Scouts

Scout Network

Module 02 - Personal Learning Plan

Module 02 is where you sit down with your training advisor and work out which modules you will need to learn and which modules you already have the knowledge for due to experience from work, other voluntary positions etc.

A plan is decided between the Leader and the training advisor agreeing which modules the Leader will need to learn.

Module 03 - Tools for the job

This module is about what you do in your section all the time - opening ceremony, investitures, games, going up ceremonys, awarding badges and closing ceremonies

This can be done by e-learning or on a small course.   

Click on the links below to complete this learning:           


Sections and ceremonies

Roles and responsibilities

Games and activities

Post module quiz

This module is easily validated by your training advisor coming to see you run a game and do a ceremony.


Module 04 - Tools for the job (managers)

This module is for Line Managers and is about all the sections that you are line manager to.

This can be done by e-learning or on a small course              .

Click on the links below to complete this learning:


Scouting Sections

Roles and responsibilities

Policy and guidance mechanisms

Post module quiz

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Scouting in Sevenoaks

There are 11 Groups across the Sevenoaks District.

Find a Group near you