The District Training Team

The County’s Local Training Manager for Southend Estuary is Valerie Hagan. Training is County Based so you will need to register and book training through the Essex County Training Pages, county-based in Essex is free of charge to members within Essex. 

District Training Advisors

A key role in the adult training programme is that of the Training Advisor.   A Training Advisor (TA) supports up to a maximum of four people going through their training (although in practise it is likely to be one person at a time). The role is carried out in addition to normal Scouting commitments, with the appointment added to their appointments card.

Training Adviser for Managers and Supporters

Derek Hagan is responsible for supporting and assessing learners in Manager and Supporter roles through their leadership and management training up to the award of the Wood Badge, the training for these rolls is done at national level.

Validation Clinic

To allow adults in scouting to validate their training in a relaxed setting over a cuppa and biscuits, take a look in the county  calendar to find the next date. The training optional you may not need it, validation is essential to gain your woodbadge.

Training Advisor are still avable to validate out side of the Validation Clinic email Valerie Hagan if you would like a Training Advisor to meet with you.

Safety and Safeguarding Training

All adults in Scouting who are subject to an appointment review are required to complete approved safety and safeguarding training at least every five years (POR Appointments 5.d).

Ongoing training is available from County/Area/Region training teams or as an online alternative.


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Survive Belchamps Competition 2019
Apr 20 – Apr 21 all-day

An overnight survival competition—work on tasks to earn your dinner, lots of survival skills plus some great activities in between and evening wide game

20th to 21st April 2019

Open to Scouts, Explorers and Guides

£29pp / Leaders go free – Plus £18 for a weekend meal deal

Scout Nights Away Permit required / Guiding Licence required

If you don’t have one, please talk to us.


The Big Egg Hunt (Last Day)
Apr 22 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

An Easter egg hunt around the campsite. A real chocolate egg upon completion. Picnic space available for you to use afterwards.
25th March to 22nd April 2019 Last Start at 4 pm

Please Book in Advance
Open to all including members of the public, Scout and Guide sections £3.50pp / Free for adults not taking part

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Executive Committee Meeting
Apr 24 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM