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
14th – 16th
June
Explorer Hillwalking /Climbing Trip Peak District (Transport Provided) All Explorers who hold the skills for a personal permit or a personal permit
6th & 7th July Wild camping training Brecon
Beacons
All adults interested in wild camping

6 – 8
Sept
Hillwalking (T1) and climbing training & assessment trip Peak District All adults interested in Hillwalking & outdoor climbing
7th Oct Night Nav
8pm – 11pm
Look Out
Bracknell
All adults interested in Hillwalking
2 & 3rd Nov Permit Development Weekend Lake District Existing permit holders
17 –19 Jan
2020
Hillwalking Training & assessment (T1 & T2) Hafod –
North Wales
All adults interested in Hillwalking

For more information see: Mountain Team page.

Climbing training & assessment

7th AprilClimbing wall training & assessments – Adults & YPs TBCAnyone wishing to gain a permit who can pass a climbing wall personal climbing assessment
7th, 14th, 21st, 28th May Explorer personal climbing wall permit course 89th
Reading
7pm–9pm
All Explorers interested in climbing
14th – 16th June Explorer  Hillwalking/Climbing Trip Peak District (Transport Provided) All Explorers who hold the skills for a personal permit or a personal permit
3rd & 4th Aug Symonds Yat permit extension course Symonds Yat Climbing permit holder wishing to extend permits Book through County diary
4th SeptClimbing wall training & assessments – Adults & YPs 89th
Reading
Anyone wishing to gain a permit who can pass a climbing wall personal climbing assessment Book through County diary
6-8 SeptHillwalking (T1) and climbing training & assessment trip Peak
District
All adults interested in Hillwalking and outdoor climbing

For more information see: Climbing Unit page.

Archery & Shooting
training & assessment

TBC October Archery permit course TBC Anyone wishing to run archery

For further information see: Shooting Unit page.

Canoeing & Kayaking assessment

Date Description Venue Open To
16th June Canoeing & kayaking Assessments Reading Anyone who wants to be assessed to run canoeing &/or kayaking & needs a practical assessment 

To apply, go to the diary on the county website (you will be asked to log on) and click on the diary entry for the course.

Rafting – training & assessment

30th March Raft Building Course Wokingham Waterside Centre Anyone who wants to run rafting. Apply through county diary

To apply, go to the diary on the county website (you will be asked to log on) and click on the diary entry for the course.

Rowing, pulling and sculling

Our assessors are happy to organise a course as soon as  there is the demand for those who want to run or a a personal permit for pulling.

For further information:
Contact Activities Team

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, assessed an expedition under supervision 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 £30 for permit holders and those who have a county grant for adventurous activity training leading to a permit. The cost is £60 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.

The next Course will be over the weekend of the 25th – 26th of May 2019.  To apply, go to the diary on the county website (you will be asked to log on) and click on the diary entry for the course.

How to get involved

Register interest in volunteering or join our youth programme