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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Bushcraft for beginners 2019
Jun 1 – Jun 2 all-day

Learn how to light a fire using a flint and steel, backwoods cooking, make shelters, learn how to filter water and more. Fully catered.

1st to 2nd June 2019
Open to Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Guides and senior section and their leaders.

£29pp / 1 leader free with every 6 young people

Scout Nights Away Permit required. If you don’t have one, please talk to us.

Circus Skills Instructor Training Course 2019
Jun 1 all-day

A one day course to give you the skills to run basic introductory sessions in Plate Spinning, Juggling, Poi, Diablo, Devil Sticks and Balloon Modelling.

Date TBA (the final date not set) – Please Contact Us

Open to 14+and over will count towards ongoing learning for leaders.

Good value at £50pp

Super Summer Sleepover 2019
Jun 21 – Jun 22 all-day

A 24-hour indoor sleepover packed with fun activities, fully catered.

Two Events 21st to 22nd and the 22nd to 23rd June 2019
Open to Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Rainbows, Brownies and Guides

£29pp / 1 leader free with every 6 young people

Scout Nights Away Permit required / Guiding Licence required
If you don’t have one, please talk to us.