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Leader Support

Dorset Scouts Assistant County Commissioners can advise and help with queries:

As can Dorset Scouts Assessors:

Leader Training

The standard training scheme for leaders is to deliver day-to-day scouting activities and ends in the Woodbadge award. Leaders can extend their skills by doing specialist training, often specialising in one of adventurous activities categories of land, sea or air.

Adults can also volunteer to be a Skills Instructor only and they do the mandatory leader training (module 1) then the specialist skills training, usually with first aid too.

What’s your passion? Could you inspire young people? Take a look below at the courses on offer from county.

Courses

Terrain 1 Hillwalking Training & Assessment

This course is designed for total novices up to people with lots of experience. For those new to the activity you will be fully trained on how to manage groups in a wild country situation as well as being trained on how to navigate accurately. On successful assessment you will be recommended for a permit that allows you to lead groups into Terrain 1. Assessment is optional. The course also includes (for the cost of registration) the South West Mountain and Moorland Qualification. Full details. Course Leader is Andy Young on landactivities@dorsetscouts.org.uk

How much? £10 per person which does not include transport and food.
Where and when?

Artificial Top Rope Training & Assessment
This course is designed for total novices wishing to take groups climbing (or abseiling) on walls or towers. The course includes full instruction in safety and set up as well as tips on group management and climbing techniques. You will need personal gear (harness, helmet and belay device) and if you need to, you can hire these for a fee. For those who are already proficient you can choose to just come to the assessment evening. On successful assessment you will be recommended for a permit that allows you to take groups on towers and walls. Course Leader is Andy Young on landactivities@dorsetscouts.org.uk

How much? £12 per person for training, £3 per person for assessment
Where and when?

  • Training – Butchers Coppice – 12 May 2018. Book here
  • Assessment – Butchers Coppice – 26 May 2018. Book here

Natural Top Rope (Rock Climbing) Training
This course is designed for people who have got their artificial top rope permit already or those with significant rock experience. The day will cover all training required on how to run rock climbing for groups and will be centred around set up, safety and route selection. You will need personal gear (harness, helmet and belay device) and if you need to, you can hire these for a fee. Assessment is not included so it can be flexible, and you will be left to sort out a date when you feel you are ready. Course Leader is Andy Young on landactivities@dorsetscouts.org.uk

How much? £7.50 per person
Where and when?

  • Dancing Ledge, Langton Matravers 30 June 2018. Book here

Archery Permit Training and Assessment
This two day course provides the necessary training and assessment for you to be recommended for the archery leadership permit for recurve bows. Attendance is Friday evening and all day Sunday. No prior experience is necessary. (This is not a NGB course.) Course Leader is Luke Gray on competitions@dorsetscouts.org.uk

How much? Free
Where and when?

  • Butchers Coppice 6 & 8 April 2018. FULL
  • Butchers Coppice 11 & 13 April 2018. FULL

RYA Instructor Courses : Hengistbury Head Outdoor Centre runs a range of courses for adults. Spaces can be available on these which the Centre is prepared to make available to Dorset Scouts at low rates. County assessors are also able to run RYA courses at the Centre, as well as permit assessments, subject to demand and other activities going on at the Centre. To register your interest, please contact the Paul on waterassessor@dorsetscouts.org.uk.

RYA Dinghy Courses
There may be spaces for suitably experienced leaders or Explorer Scouts over 16 on the following courses: 3-4 February 2018, 17-18 February 2018, 3 March 2018, 2-6April 2018, 28 May -1 June 2018. Candidates need to hold RYA Powerboat Level 2 and current first aid certificates and pass a pre-entry sailing assessment.

RYA Powerboat Courses
There may be spaces on a Powerboat Level 2 course on 3-4 February 2018

RYA Safety Boat Courses
There may be spaces on a Safety Boat Certificate course (date TBC).


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