Independent Learning

Managing Time and Personal Skills

Objectives - by the end of the unit, participants will be able to: Describe the importance of being aware of their own skills and knowledge, identifying areas for development and having a plan to improve or develop in these areas. Outline a number of tips and techniques for managing their own time and the using...

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Building Effective Teams

Objectives - by the end of the unit, participants will be able to: Explain ways of building a team spirit in local Scouting and ways of supporting the development of the team as a whole. Describe how to run effective team meetings.   Learning Methods - Video  and Learning Guide

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Project Management

Objectives - by the end of the unit, participants will be able to: Explain the importance of satisfactorily resolving problems and issues raised by adult members, youth members and parents or carers of youth members with regard to past or ongoing projects. Describe how to effectively manage projects and the implementation of plans in Scouting....

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Getting the Word Out

Objectives - by the end of the unit, participants will be able to: Identify various communication channels and explain how they can be used effectively to support and engage with existing adult and youth Members in Scouting. Identify various communication channels and explain how they can be used effectively to promote local Scouting. Explain how...

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Planning for Growth

Objectives - by the end of the unit, participants will be able to: Explain the importance of growth within Scouting and understand your role in achieving it. Describe the role of a development plan in achieving growth and the process of creating one. Explain the importance of regularly reviewing your development plan. Explain the role...

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Leading Local Scouting

Objectives - by the end of the unit, participants will be able to: Explain their role as a leader in Scouting and describe the qualities of an effective leader. Explain the current strategic Vision for UK Scouting and how this can be practically applied to the development of local Scouting. Understand the importance of having...

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Finding,Appointing and Welcoming Volunteers

Objectives - by the end of the unit, participants will be able to: Describe ways to identify and recruit adult volunteers, taking into account their skills, interests and availability. Describe how to manage succession planning and identify the roles that are needed to make local Scouting work effectively. Understand the role of induction and training...

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Keeping,Developing and Managing Volunteers

Objectives - by the end of the unit, participants will be able to: Identify factors that motivate and de-motivate adults in Scouting. Explain the importance of acknowledging good work carried out in local Scouting, and outline a range of ways to do this, including through local events and the national Scout adult award scheme. Explain...

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Safeguarding for Managers and Supporters

Objectives - by the end of the unit, participants will be able to: Managers and Supporters: Describe the three core elements of The Scout Association’s safeguarding policies: The Child Protection Policy, The Anti-bullying policy and the Vetting policy. Explain the principles of creating a safe environment for young people in Scouting, and identify your role...

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Dealing with Difficult Situations

Objectives - by the end of the unit, participants will be able to: Identify the main reasons why adults disagree and describe the steps that should be taken to manage a dispute between adults, including possible solutions. Describe ways in which conflict and the escalation of disagreements may be prevented and detail the places where...

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Supporting the Adult Training Scheme

Objectives - by the end of the unit, participants will be able to: Demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the principles, content and policies of training within The Scout Association. Understand your role in monitoring, supporting and encouraging adults undergoing formal training. Understand your responsibilities to support those you manage to identify their learning...

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Enabling Change

Objectives - by the end of the unit, participants will be able to: Explain the importance of being open to and supportive of change and new ideas aimed at improving local Scouting. Describe how to effectively manage change and identify situations and circumstances in which change management is required in local Scouting. Learning Methods -...

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Financial and Physical Resources

Objectives - by the end of the unit, participants will be able to: Describe how to assess whether there is sufficient physical resources and adequate income for local Scouting as part of the Executive Committee. Identify sources of income for local Scouting. Work with the local Executive Committee and others to ensure that local Scouting...

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Executive Committees and Being a Trustee

Objectives - by the end of the unit, participants will be able to: Explain the composition, functions and responsibilities of Executive Committees in Scouting. Describe your responsibilities and the responsibilities of others as a member of the Executive Committee and as a charity trustee. Describe ways in which an effective Executive Committee can support you...

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Decision Making

Objectives - by the end of the unit, participants will be able to: Describe various methods of decision making and prioritisation. Explain the decision making structures within local and national Scouting and how you fit into them (both in making decisions and seeking decisions to be made). Learning Method - Workbook

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Safety for Managers and Supporters

Objectives - by the end of the unit, participants will be able to: Detail your duties and responsibilities for the safe operation of Scouting in their Group, District or Count. Describe your role in approving and/or supporting activities that do not require formal activity permits (weekly meetings, visits and trips, activities in Terrain Zero, Class...

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