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Volunteer Training Courses

Volunteer Training Courses 

Scouts Canada and PEI Council offer a number of training courses for new volunteer Scouters and volunteers looking to upgrade their knowledge and skills. Many of these can be taken either through “live” in-person courses or online via Scouts Canada’s David Huestis Learning Centre (a e-Learning Platform).
Find below your Training Checklists so you don't miss any modules! 
To access e-Learning follow the following steps:
  • Log onto
  • Click on "Training" on the horizontal bar
  • Click on "David Huestis Learning Centre"


The 4 Levels of Scouter Training:


All new volunteers must complete Scouting Fundamentals online through the David Huestis Learning Centre as part of becoming “Active”. These sessions provide information on accessibility, ongoing safety, support networks, and tips for how to be successful in your new role.
In additon, all new volunteers need to complete "Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders and Coaches". This program offers an engaging and easy to use internet-based/mobile app training course for leaders of all levels. The intent of this training is to:
  • Empower and educate youth leaders/coaches on the prevention of abuse, bullying and harassment.
  • Build a holistic culture of respect within the sport community.
  • Provide fundamental training tools which enable ALL coaches and youth leaders to become even better role models for the youth in their care.
These modules should take 4.5 hrs to complete.

2) BASIC TRAINING – Wood Badge 1

Wood Badge 1 provides the specialized training you need to perform in the different roles in Scouting. Separate courses are offered for: Beavers to Rovers, Group Committee Members & Group Commissioners.
ALL volunteers must complete the Wood Badge 1 course appropriate to their role within 90 days of registering with Scouts and before taking on any additional roles. 
On completion, the Volunteer receives a Training Certificate plus the woven leather Wood Badge woggle.  If a volunteer completes additional Wood Badge 1 courses, they then receive additional Training Certificates but not an additional woggle.
Depending on the role, this module could take 5 hrs to complete.


Wood Badge 2 is for volunteers in Colony, Pack, Troop, Company or Crew who want to acquire more advanced skills and knowledge for working with one of the five youth programs. Separate courses are offered for each program. A Volunteer usually takes Wood Badge 2 after completing one year working with one of the youth programs, and after completing the appropriate Wood Badge 1.
The minimum age is 14 and Group Commissioner approval is needed to take the course.
On completion, the volunteer receives a Training Certificate plus the exclusive Gilwell neckerchief and the two Wood Badge beads on a leather thong.


Examples of courses include:
  • Standard First Aid, “Live” in-person training only
  • Food Safety Course, “Live” in-person training only
  • Interview Training, through e-Learning only
  • Leave No Trace

Online Learning Support

Click button below to read more on... 
  • Wood Badge l - FAQ
  • Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders Training FAQs
  • Scouting Fundamentals FAQs
  • The David Huestis Learning Centre FAQ

New Scouter Manuals


Volunteer Training Checklists

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