Upcoming activity training

This page sets out dates for upcoming activity training. More details about the various activities can be found on pages dedicated to the activity. See menu (left).

Hillwalking training & assessment weekends and courses

Date Description Venue Open To
4th July 2021Hillwalking from Scratch Programme – Introduction to Navigation Training DayWest Ilsley, BerkshireAll adults interested in Hillwalking
PostponedHillwalking training & assessmentPeak DistrictAll adults interested in Hillwalking
22-23 January 2022Hillwalking Training & assessment (T1 & T2) Yr Hafod –
North
Wales
All adults interested in
Hillwalking

Because of the impact of restrictions for Covid-19 we are not able to plan much of our hillwalking programme for 2021 until we are sure we know when we are moving to ‘Green’. For more information on the above trips and to apply please visit the Mountain Team page.

Climbing training & assessment

Date DescriptionVenue Open to
Postponed Climbing Training/Assessment Earleywood Anyone seeking climbing permit for towers & walls
Postpone Climbing Training/Assessment Symonds Yat Anyone seeking climbing permit for rock
Postponed Climbing Training/Assessment Peak District Anyone seeking climbing permit for rock

We hope to be able to announce our training programme for 2021 before Christmas. For more information see: Climbing Unit page. To apply go to the training courses section of the County website (you will be asked to log on) and you will find our courses in the activities section.

Archery & Shooting training & assessment

DateDescriptionVenueOpen to
TBA Archery permit course Paddicks Pactch Anyone seeking a permit to run
archery

We hope to be able to announce our training programme for 2021 before Christmas. For further information see: Shooting Unit page. To apply go to the training courses section of the County website (you will be asked to log on) and you will find our courses in the activities section.

Canoeing & Kayaking assessment

Date Description Venue Open To
Postponed Canoeing and
kayaking
Assessments
Reading Anyone who wants to be assessed to run canoeing &/or kayaking & needs a practical assessment

We hope to be able to announce our programme for 2021 before Christmas. For further information: Contact Activities Team. To apply go to the training courses section of the County website (you will be asked to log on) and you will find our courses in the activities section.

Rafting – training & assessment

DateDescriptionVenueOpen to
TBC Raft building & permit Course Reading Anyone seeking a permit to run rafting

For further information: Contact Activities Team

Rowing, Pulling & Sculling training & assessment

DateDescriptionVenueOpen to
PostponedTraining & Assessment CourseMaidenheadAnyone seeking a permit

We hope to be able to announce our training programme for 2021 before Christmas. To apply go to the training courses section of the County website (you will be asked to log on) and you will find our courses in the activities section.

DofE Expedition Assessor training

Unless you are accredited by the DofE Award scheme you are no longer able to assess a DofE Award expedition at any level. To become accredited you need to have completed an approved training course and been registered.

For further information see: DofE Award page.

First Aid training for adventurous activities

An accredited trainer delivers the Outdoor Pursuits 16-hour First Aid training course for us at well below the usual commercial rates. We are charging £35 for permit holders and those who have a county grant for adventurous activity training leading to a permit. The cost is £70 for others.

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

DateDescriptionVenueOpen to
26-27 June 20212 day Outdoor First Aid Paddicks PatchAll leaders, assistant leaders, sectional assistants, instructors & SN
18-19 September 20212 day Outdoor First AidPaddicks PatchAll leaders, assistant leaders, sectional assistants, instructors & SN
20-21 November 20212 day Outdoor First AidPaddicks PatchAll leaders, assistant leaders, sectional assistants, instructors & SN

To apply go to the training courses section of the County website (you will be asked to log on) and you will find our courses in the first aid section.

How to get involved

Register interest in volunteering or join our youth programme