Volunteer Training Update 2019

Volunteer Training Update 2019

We hope you get as much out of volunteering with us as you put in. A key element of making sure you are fully prepared for your role is training. We don’t ask very much of leaders in terms of training, but occasionally we do require some attendance at courses to make sure we are all fully up to date.

There is an absolute requirement for all volunteers in Scouting to have an up to date first aid qualification and appropriate updated safeguarding and child protection training. Volunteers will be suspended from their role if this is not completed (this is a requirement of the UK Scout Association, of which we are a part).

Find out more details about the training weekend we have arranged where all this training can be brought up to date!


The full training weekend will take place from Friday 15th to Sunday 17th March 2019. The weekend will begin at 7.30pm on Friday 15th and conclude at either lunchtime on Sunday or 4pm on Sunday depending on your training requirements.

Friday evening is a chance for us to start our summer camp programme planning so we’ll be working together to come up with new ideas, review older ideas and make some other big decisions.

Saturday will be a combination of safeguarding, child protection and ‘Getting Started’ training for new(ish) volunteers, and epilepsy management training for our senior volunteers.

Saturday evening will be an informal session with our Board of Trustees looking at our strategic aims for the next five years – we want lots of input from all of you to this! The Trustees will also update us all on progress with redeveloping Glengoyne Lodge and a few other projects.

Sunday will be first aid training – depending on your role either a 4 hour course or a full day course.

A full programme will be issued in due course.


The training weekend will be held at Carronvale House, which is the headquarters of the Boys Brigade in Scotland. All rooms are en-suite and all meals are included. You can find out more about the venue here.

Carronvale House is about a 15 minute walk from Larbert train station and about a 30 minute drive from Glasgow.


There is no cost for the weekend. All accommodation and catering costs will be covered by the Group. Travel expenses (in line with our expenses policy) can be reimbursed if required.

First aid training

You require an up to date first aid qualification to volunteer as an adult leader with the Scouts. There are specific requirements about what this qualification must include – not every first aid certificate will meet the standards required. If you are in any doubt please contact Michael Shanks for clarification (email: michael@glasgowdisabledscouts.org).

Kit required

You do not require a sleeping bag – bedding is provided. However you do require to bring your own towel.

This is a non-uniformed event.

Please bring some comfortable clothes for the first aid training as you will be required to get up and down off the ground to participate in some sessions.

There are very good sports facilities including an all-weather football pitch so you may want to bring some sports gear for the down time during the weekend.

Can you join us?

Please complete this form in full to let us know if you can join us.