Executive Committee Training

Executive Committee training is for adult volunteers who hold a Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer or Committee Member role at Group, District or Region level.


Executive Committee Members have training to complete to support them in understanding the Scouts and the role they play.  The training is mandatory and should be completed within five months of starting the role.


The Adult Personal File for Non Wood Badge Appointments sets out what knowledge a Committee Member should have once completing each Module, along with what the validation criteria is for each Module.

Learning Opportunities


Module 1E within the Executive Committee training has several different ways to be able to complete the learning required.  Committee Members can use the learning method that best suits them.

Module 1E: 

Essential Information for Executive Committee Members


General Data Protection Regulations


Small Group

One to One





After identifying with a Training Adviser that no further learning is needed, or completing what learning is required as identified in the Personal Learning Plan, Leaders move onto the validation stage of the Module training.


Whilst the validation criteria is different for each Module as outlined in the Adult Personal File for Non Wood Badge Appointments, the validation method can be completed through a number of different ways working with a Training Adviser:

  • Discussions with a Training Adviser
  • Demonstration
  • Product of Work
  • Video
  • Witness Testimony
  • Written Material

Validation during Lockdown


While we can continue to do our training from home, it is important that we get that training validated.  That might seem tricky while face-to-face Scouting is suspended, so we have come up with some ideas for validating training while we're restricted to online meetings. Check them out here.

Mandatory Ongoing Learning


Executive Committee members are also required to undertake mandatory ongoing learning for safety and safeguarding.


Currently this is at least every five years. Therefore, five years after someone becomes a member of an Executive Committee (and if they are still on the committee), they must undertake safety and safeguarding training.  The online training provides a certificate that can be used by a Training Adviser to update the training record on Compass.

Safety Training

Safeguarding Training


Small Group




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