Upcoming Activity Training

Hillwalking Training Programme

This year we are planning to run a Ghyll Scrambing weekend and a training weekend for those wanting to lead hillwalking in winter conditions (snow, ice and generaslly below freezing as well as some of our usual weekends for leaders, instructors and helpers interested in developing their hillwalking skills, ideally with the objective of being able to take young people on the hills themselves.  In addtions there wil be an opportunity for a few of those going for a summer ML assessment to  get some practice.  While many of the weekends will be in mountainous areas such as Snowdonia, the Brecon Beacons and and the Pennines, many of the necessary skills can be practised elsewhere so some of the weekends will be more local areas such as the the the Chilterns.  While the intention is for a progressive series of weekends culminating in assessment for a hillwalking permit, each weekend will be tailored to the needs of those on it.
Our programme for up to early 2018 is:

Hillwalking training & assessment weekends

    11-12 November - Joint hillwalking and climbing weekend- Peak District
    19-21 January 2018 - Yr Hafod, the Welsh Scout Mountain Centre in Snowdonia
    TBC Late Feb/early March 2018 - Winter conditions hillwalking weekend - Lake District/Snowdonia

For further information contact the Activities Team - Hillwalking

To book you need to go to the relevant part of Adult Support

Climbing Training

The County Climbing ASU has arranged a series of training sessions & courses for those who want to develop their climbing skills or obtain an activities permit for running top rope climbing and abseiling. For more information, visit the County Climbing Unit

Archery & Shooting training

The Archery & Shooting ASU has arranged a course for those who want to be able to run shooting. The full cost is £ 90 but we are only charging those who commit to running archery for Scouting for 2 yeers £45. To apply, log into the website, go to the County Diary & click on the course.

D of E Expedition Assessor training

Unless you are accredited by the D of E you are no longer able to assess a D of E expedition at any level. To become accredited you need to have completed an approved training course, assessed an expedition under supervision and been registered.
In addition to the courses listed on the D of E website, Scout HQ has a programme of D of E approved Expedition Assessor Accreditation Scheme Courses.  Details and information on how to apply are to be found on the D of E subsection of the Member Services section of Scouts.org.uk.  We will be assembling a list of local accredited assessors who can help you with the supported assessment shortly.

First Aid Training for Adventurous Activities

We are very pleased to announce that we have arrangements with an accredited trainer to deliver the Outdoor Pursuits 16 hour First Aid training course at well below the usual commercial rates; we are charging £ 25 for permit holders and those who have a County grant for adventurous Activity training leading to a permit, and £ 50 for everyone else.

As well as meeting the Scout Assn's requirements for a higher level for first aid than First Response for certain adventurous activities, the qualification is accepted by the the national governing bodies for hillwalking & climbing, paddle-sports and sailing as meeting their mandatory requirements for their leader & coaching qualifications.

Our next course is over the weekend of the 3rd - 4th of February 2018.  To apply please go to the County Diary and click on the course.
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