Welcome to the Adult Training Pages

Welcome to the Adult Training Pages of the Isle of Wight Scouts County Website.  These pages contain important information about the Island's Adult Training Team, information on requesting and booking onto training modules, training dates and venues, as well as essential information for Adult Learners, Training Advisers and Adult Trainers/Facilitators.  Use the menu situated on the right hand side of the pages to navigate through the different pages available.

An explanation of what is contained on each page can also be found on the right hand side of this page.

These pages are constantly being updated with the latest news and developments in Adult Training on the Island, so please keep coming back!

What is Adult Training?

To ensure that young people experience good quality Scouting, The Scout Association requires each adult in Scouting to demonstrate a range of knowledge, skills and attitudes that are relevant to their Scouting role.  Adult Training is the training provided for adults to gain these.

The range of skills that The Scout Association expects of people in different roles are described in a number of modules, which together make up the Adult Training Scheme.  Each role within Scouting requires a different selection of the modules on offer to be completed.  The modules necessary for different roles in Scouting are outlined on the Training Modules page of this website.

The Wood Badge

Wood bead necklaceIn 1919, Baden-Powell started a formal system for Leader Training at Gilwell Park, near London.  Those who completed the course were awarded the 'Wood Badge'.  This was not a cloth badge, but a pair of beads from the ceremonial necklace of the Zulu chief, Dinizulu.

Although the beads from that original necklace are no longer used, Leaders throughout the world still continue the tradition of the Wood Badge,  and are awarded two wooden beads on a necklace which is worn around the neckerchief in recognition that an Adult has completed the formal training necessary for the role they have in Scouting.  Leaders are also enrolled as members of the 1st Gilwell Park Scout Group, and can wear the distinctive scarf and woggle.

More information on the origins of the Wood Badge can be found in the factsheet The Origins of the Wood Badge.

The Adult Training Team

The Isle of Wight Adult Training Team is lead by the County Training Manager (CTM), and comprises of 2 Local Training Managers who are responsible for the team of Training Advisers, a County Training Administrator and a team of Adult Trainers and Facilitators.

County Training Manager (CTM)

The CTM is Ruth Carter, who is responsible for the management of all aspects of the training/learning process for all adults in Scouting on the Island relating to the Scout Association's Adult Training Scheme.  

Local Training Managers (LTM's)

The LTM's are John Gulliver and John Dickinson, who are responsible for assisting with the management of training/learning in their area of responsibility, as well as line managing and supporting their respective team of Training Advisers.

County Training Administrator (CTA)

The CTA is Liz Brammall, who is responsible for all aspects of administration relating to the training/learning process of adults in the County including the maintenance of training records.

Training Advisers (TA's)

There is a team of Leaders taking on the role of TA from across the County.  TA's are responsible for supporting and assessing adult learners on their journey through the Adult Training Scheme.

Adult Trainers

There is a team of Leaders from across the County fulfilling the role of Adult Trainer.  They are responsible for organising, presenting and running modules of the Adult Training Scheme, supported by a team of Facilitators.

Further Your Adventure...

Do you...

help and encourage other adults in Scouting? 

like to see adults get the most from their role?

If yes, you have what it takes to be a Training Adviser.

Training helps adults carry out their role confidently, effectively and safely.  As a Training Adviser you will provide vital support to adults who are completing their training.  You will help them feel valued, stay motivated and enjoy their time in Scouting.

For more information on applying for the role of Training Adviser with the Adult Training Team please contact either of the Local Training Managers.

Training Adviser Role Description

Contacting the team

Contact details for members of the Training Team can be found in the County Directory.

Copies of the County Directory are available from your Group Scout Leader or relevant Commissioner.

Alternatively, you can use the form below to contact a member of the Training Management Team, don't forget to include your name and reply email address.

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