You will have received formal training in The Scout Association, and it is worth mentioning this. Most adults in scouting have experience of training others, either formally or informally. For example, if you have ever passed on a new skill…

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Budgeting, keeping accounts Securing funding from outside bodies and fundraising.


Being effective in meetings, taking minutes, putting your view across and representing others Writing plans, programmes, reports and newsletters.

Management skills

Leadership skills, knowing how to lead teams, supervise the group and individuals to get the job done Being able to monitor, evaluate, and review performance Being able to manage large projects and often large groups of people.

Working as a team

Working in a variety of teams e.g. Sections, Groups, Districts, Counties Supporting others in their role, knowing the value of teamwork Valuing others for their skills and abilities and supporting those with additional needs

Practical skills

Ability to plan systematically Appreciation of the importance of safety and procedures you use to ensure the safety of yourself and others Knowledge of first aid and any formal training in this field.