Activities

Activity Leadership Development Pathways

As a county it is our aim to support you in your development and over the next 12 months we will deliver some activity leadership development pathways.

The focus of the training is to support leaders as they develop themselves and work towards achieving an activity permit. Each of the individual pathways will form a good grounding toward achieving a permit but will not guarantee a permit at the end of the training. You may need to invest some time in consolidating the skills learned and keeping a logbook prior to permit technical assessment post training.

At this stage you may only apply for one of the pathways to ensure as many leaders as possible from across the county benefit for the opportunities available, please click the button below and fill in the form to register an interest in any of the pathways.

Specific details of each of the pathways will be emailed out once further details have been confirmed. Whilst much of the cost will be paid for from within the county, there may be a small cost for each candidate depending on activity requirements. 

Previous experience both inside and outside of scouting isn’t essential but it may influence how quickly you are ready for a permit assessment. The pathways are as follows:

Mountain Biking

The mountain biking pathway will be centred around the MIAS mountain bike instructors’ scheme. We shall be running a Level 2 mountain bike instructors training and assessment course with an external training provider. Successful completion of the Level 2 Mountain Bike leadership award will allow candidates to apply for a mountain biking permit. There will be an additional registration cost for the MIAS element of this course.

Hill Walking

The hillwalking pathway will be centred around the requirements for a Terrain 1 Hillwalking Leadership permit, although there may be some additional consolidation time required post training for successful permit assessment. The cost of this course will be covered by the county although additional ancillary costs such as parking and travel may need to be covered by the individual. Participants will need to supply all of their own personal equipment, although advise about equipment can be supplied on the course.

Kayaking

The kayaking pathway will be centred around the requirements for a B1 kayak leadership permit, although there may be some additional consolidation time required post training for successful permit assessment. The cost of this course will be covered by the county although additional ancillary costs such as parking, travel and possibly some British Canoeing certification fees may need to be covered by the individual. Participants will need to supply all of their own personal equipment, although advise about equipment can be supplied on the course. The course will be based in the south of the county.

Climbing

The Climbing pathway will be centred around the requirements for an Artificial Top Rope leadership permit, although there may be some additional consolidation time required post training for successful permit assessment. The cost of this course will be covered by the county although additional ancillary costs such as parking, travel and climbing wall entry fees may need to be covered by the individual. Participants will need to supply all of their own personal equipment, although advise about equipment can be supplied on the course. 

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