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Activities training and assessment

With so many activities available within Scouting, we need to ensure we continue to provide training and assessment opportunities for our members, so they can gain the skills required to run these activities safely.

Adventurous activity permit scheme

The adventurous activity permit scheme is an internal assessment scheme designed to ensure that all those leading adventurous activities for young people within Scouting have the skills, experience and personal suitability to do so. Full details are available on how the scheme works and support for you through the scheme, whether you are a leader applying for a permit, an assessor assessing an applicant, or a commissioner granting someone a permit.


To help support and develop people with their roles within Scouting, we run a number of activities workshops. Information is available on all activities workshops currently booked, along with dates and details of what each workshop includes.

Activity permit assessment courses

If you are searching for an assessment for an adventurous activity permit, you can find details of activity permit assessment courses here. If you are running an assessment course then please feel free to send us details to have it added to the list.

Activity training courses

If you are looking to learn new skills or new activities, or just update your existing skills, then there are a number of activity training courses. If you are a training provider and you have course dates that you would like added, then please feel free to send us the details.

County Assessors

County Assessors are appointed by Counties through the same process as any other adult appointment, including personal enquiry checks and validating module 1 of The Scout Association's Adult Training Scheme. Information on how to become a County Assessor and the details of the role can be found here:


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