Training LogoWe are here to offer you the best training experience during your Scouting career and we have a dedicated team available to help you deliver the best possible experience for the Scouts in your care, whatever their age... and that includes you too!

For on-line learning modules, there is some accessibility advice at the following link to information provided by HQ about the different tools and options available to you - see

The Training Team can be contacted via their main contact page here - Training Team.

Latest Training News

The Training Team are now using the 'BookWhen' system for their courses - the link is : Suffolk Scouts Training Courses.
Some specific courses may be highlighted below for information.
Training Day at Beccles Scout HQ

The following modules are on offer at 5th Beccles on Saturday 7th October 2023.

  • International (19)                    9.15am – 12.15pm
  • Skills of Leadership (08)         9.15am – 12.15pm
  • Growing the Section (13)       1pm – 3.30pm
  • Scouting for All (07)               1pm – 3.30pm

Bookings for these sessions can be made via the Suffolk Training Bookwhen page: . Booking will close on 25th September 2023.

Skills for Residential Experiences (38)

We are running a Skills for Residential Experiences (38) course on 23rd & 24th September 2023 at Hallowtree. This will be preceded by 2 Zoom sessions on 6th and 15th September. To complete this learning all sessions must be attended.

Bookings can be made via the Suffolk Training Bookwhen site

Manager & Supporter Training

Please see the next opportunities for Manager and Supporter training that are split over 2 Zoom sessions (both need to be attended).  Details are on the links to the Bookwhen site for the East of England regional training team.

The County Supporters of the Nights Away Permit Scheme (SNAPS) are currently (May 2023) as follows

  •     Alison Barber - Lowestoft, Waveney Valley
  •     Richard Chaston - Deben, Orwell & Wolsey
  •     Steve Challis - Sudbury, Bury St Edmunds & Stowmarket

who are available to help with any queries or to help you find an assessor if you are having problems getting an assessment done.

Managers and Supporters Skills Courses

These courses are run in the East of England Region by the Regional Team using County resources on a rotational basis.  Please note that you can attend any course across the Region, it doesn't have to be just in Suffolk!

Please check on the booking link below for latest information. 

The East of England Region use one booking system for Managers and Supporters - use this link to book on courses and check for updates. 

Compliance Training Courses

Almost ALL volunteers in Scouts need to complete some form of training and these days a lot is available on-line to complete at your convenience and normally within 5 months of your appointment. The subjects covered are Essential Information (Module 1), Safety, Safeguarding, GDPR and where appropriate Trustee Introduction.  First Aid is required for some leader roles.

Please find further details on the Compliance Training page.