Skills & Permit Training
Dorset Scouts Assistant County Commissioners can advise and help with queries:
- Land Andy Young email@example.com
- Water Paul Rayner firstname.lastname@example.org
Air activities do not have any Scouting permits as only external qualifications are acceptable to run air adventurous activities. Therefore, there is no ACC but there is an Air Adviser:
- Air Chris Chappell email@example.com
Target Sports activities are split in to multiple categories, some require permits, whilst others external qualifications are acceptable. Therefore, there is no ACC but there is are Target Sports Advisers:
- Archery Ray & Jackie Harris firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tomahawk Throwing Jeremy Edwards email@example.com
- Other Target Sports James Winchester firstname.lastname@example.org
Camping is led under the Nights Away Permit Scheme, each district has their own Nights Away Adviser who can support leaders in running a safe camping activity, and in turn they are supported by our County Nights Away Team.
- County Nights Away Adviser Mike Winchester email@example.com
- Supporter Nights Away Permit Scheme Joe Merefield firstname.lastname@example.org
Training and Permit Assessment
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. An assessment can lead to a permit allowing them to run a particular adventurous activity.
Other roles can also become adventurous activity permitted holders. An existing SAS member may do so. Or an adult may volunteer to be a Skills Instructor only and they do the mandatory Getting Started training then the specialist skills training.
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