Beavers
The Beaver Colony is the first and youngest section of the Scout Group. Beaver Scouts are young people aged between 6 and 8 years old. There is core flexibility in the age range: young people can join from age 5¾, and can move to Cubs between age 7½ and 8½.
Cubs
The Cub Pack is the second section of the Scout Group following on from Beavers. Cub Scouts are young people aged between 8 and 10 ½. There is core flexibility in the age range: young people can join from age 7½ and can move to Scouts between age 10 and 11.
Scouts
The Scout Troop is the third section in the Scout Group, above Beavers and Cubs. The Scout Section is for young people aged between 10½ and 14 years. There is core flexibility in the age range: young people can join from age 10, and can move to Explorers between age 13½ and 14½.
Explorers
Explorer Units are the fourth Section of the Scouting family after Beavers, Cubs and Scouts. Explorer Scouts are young people aged between 14 and 18 years old. There is flexibility in the age range: young people can join from age 13½ but cannot move to Scout Network until 18. Young people must have left the Explorer Scout section before the date of their 18th birthday.

Essential Information is a mandatory module for nearly all adults in Scouting and is the only training module required for SAS members.  It provides the basic information required for individuals getting started in adult roles in Scouting, vital to ensuring that all young people can enjoy safe Scouting. Topics covered:

  • The Fundamentals of Scouting
  • Structure and support
  • Safety in Scouting
  • Safeguarding- child protection
  • Safeguarding- anti-bullying

There are two parts to the training:

E-Learning or Training Course

To complete the training please click the link below for the E-Learning, this will take approximately 50 minutes, once complete you will be displayed a certificate, please print your certificate or take a screen shot of the page, do not save the web link as an alternative to printing the certificate, as this will expire once you leave the browser and your certificate will be lost. Alternately there are essential Information courses, please speak to your SAS manager for more information.

Click here for E-Learning

 

Validation

Once you have completed the E-Learning you will need to validate your training with a training advisor, at this point the certificate can be shared with your training adviser and you will then have a small chat about the contents of the E-Learning. Training advisors run drop in sessions at 1st Burnmoor and throughout the district, your SAS manager can inform you when these sessions take place. We can also request validation sessions at camps and events.