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Practical skills for leaders

We’re holding two Scouting skills days this September

Are you new to the Scouts or just want to learn some more traditional activities that can help complement your programmes? Then these days are for you!

We know that young people enjoy learning about ways to make the most of the outdoors.

As part of the research into our County plan adults told us that they wanted support with learning some of these practical skills, that the Modular training does not always provide.

Over the course of the days you can learn, practice or refresh on a number of skills including

  • Traditional lamps and stove
  • Knotting and paracord crafts
  • Using different equipment
  • Pitching differing types of tents
  • Safe use of axes and knives
  • and much more…

You will learn how to use the items and successfully deliver these skills to the young people you work with.

By working in small groups you can make new friends, share ideas and try things in a ‘safe’ environment where it doesn’t matter if it all goes wrong!

Programme experts, Pawprint will also be available to provide skills based programmes for you to take away and run. The days are open to any role in Scouting and Young Leaders are very welcome to take part too.

The event takes place on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 September at Eaton Vale. You can choose either day or camp for the whole weekend if you prefer.

There will also be an opportunity to find out a little bit more about the adventurous activity permit scheme

Here’s a flyer with a bit more detail and you can book your place on EventBrite.