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TRAINING BRANCH INTRODUCTION

The roles of the Training Branch are to formulate and execute training policies, to organize training courses and activities for adult leaders, as well as to coordinate all matters in relation to Leader Training.

Opening Hours Monday - Saturday 9:30am - 6:30pm
Wednesday 9:30am - 9:00pm
(Lunch 1:00pm - 2:00pm)
Sunday & Public Holiday Close
Contact us Telephone: 2957 6477
Fax: 3020 6156
Email: trg@scout.org.hk

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Organisation Chart of Training Branch

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LEADERS WOOD BADGE TRAINING

photoWood Badge Training is a world recognized training scheme for Scout Leaders. Wood Badge is an insignia to identify that the holder has completed the strict Scout Leader Training, and is an elite leader who is trained to bring better Scouting to the Scouts.

Wood Badge Training comprises of "Sectional" and "Non-Sectional" Training Schemes. "Sectional Leaders Wood Badge Training Scheme" is suitable for Sectional Leaders such as Assistant Sectional Scout Leaders and Sectional Scout Leaders, whereas "Non-Sectional Leaders Wood Badge Training Scheme" is suitable for Non-Sectional Leaders, Group Scout Leaders, Commissioners and Lay Members.

Furthermore, a variety of over 20 skill courses, such as Pioneering Course, Expedition Assessor Course, Knotting Course, Action-centred Leadership Course and Decision Making & Strategic Planning Course, etc are designed for adult leaders with a view to enhance their scoutcraft and management skills and knowledge.

Wood Badge Training taking the form of a series of training courses comprises both theories and practices. Through diversified lectures and activities, like leadership training, camping, hiking, mapping, pioneering and light weight cooking, it assists to enhance leaders' competency in organizing, problem-solving, creativity, communication and presentation. The Training Branch is also responsible for arranging scout leaders to participate in overseas training with a view to broaden their horizons.

Duration of training varies for different training courses. Normally, the most basic one lasts for about 10 hours, and the more advanced one may last for 5 to 6 days.

Concerning the course fee, it costs approximately HK$1,000 for completing the whole series of Training.

SECTIONAL LEADERS WOOD BADGE TRAINING SCHEME

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NON-SECTIONAL LEADERS WOOD BADGE TRAINING SCHEME

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Trainings provided by the Training Branch are classified into the following categories:

Training Courses Target Participants
Wood Badge Training Scheme General Information Course Anyone wishes to pursue an introductory understanding of Scouting
Fundamentals Course Sectional Leaders
Basic Course Non-sectional Leaders, Group Scout Leaders, Commissioners and Lay Members
Sectional Skills Course Sectional Leaders
Intermediate Course Non-sectional Leaders, Group Scout Leaders, Commissioners and Lay Members
Advanced Course Sectional Leaders, Non-sectional Leaders, Group Scout Leaders, Commissioners and Lay Members
Cadet Training Course Anyone who wants to have some pre-service training before joining the Association as an adult leader.
Basic Operation Course Combined Staff of Districts and Regions
Trainers' Basic Course (Module 1, 2 & 3) Potential Leaders, Training Auxiliaries
Course for Assistant Leader Trainer Potential Assistant Leader Trainer
Course for Leader Trainer Potential Leader Trainer
Scoutcraft Accreditation Scheme Course Scout members and other users

For details of the training courses, please refer to the monthly circulars.

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WOOD BADGE TRAINING COURSES AND SKILL COURSES CIRCULARS 2017-18

Unit

Date

Course Name

Deadline

Download

Training Branch

Mar 10, 17-18, 21, 24-25, 27 Apr 7

40th Grasshopper Scout cum 88th Cub Scout Advanced Course

5 Feb 18

Mar 3, 4, 17-18
Apr 7-8 & 15

28th Commissioners' Advanced Course

24 Jan 18

Mar 11, 14 & 17-18

97th Grasshopper Scout cum 143rd Cub Scout Fundamentals Course

7 Feb 18

Mar 18

1332nd General Information Course

14 Feb 18

Jan 14

1327th General Information Course

6 Dec 17

Feb 1, 6, 10-11, 25 & 28
Mar 3-4 & 7

41st Venture Scout cum 40th Rover Scout Sectional Skills Course

27 Dec 17

Jan 21 & 27-28
Feb 11 & 24-25

39th Grasshopper Scout cum 87th Cub Scout Advanced Course

13 Dec 17

Jan 6

31st Practical First Aid Certificate Course

29 Nov 17

Jan 12, 18, 20-21

26th Human Relations Course

6 Dec 17

Jan 19, 27-28

12th Transactional Analysis Course

6 Dec 17

Feb 3, 6, 8, 10-11, 28
Mar 3-4, 17

38th Venture Scout cum 22nd Rover Scout Advanced Course

27 Dec 17

Jan 31
Feb 4 & 7

24th Venture Scout Executive Committee Course

27 Dec 17

Jan 6, 10, 20-21 & 24
Feb 3-4 & 10

86th Scout Advanced Course

21 Dec 17

Nov 4, 5, 12

95th Grasshopper Scout cum 141st Cub Scout Fundamentals Course

27 Sep 17

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HONG KONG TRAINING TEAM

Led by the Assistant Chief Commissioner (Training), the Hong Kong Training Team comprises of over three hundred of Leader Trainers, Assistant Leader Trainers and Trainers. It is responsible for the planning, organizing, and executing of all matters related to Leader Training. To ensure efficient and effective running of training courses and activities, Training Team members are assigned to work in the Regional sub-teams led by the Regional Training Commissioners.

 
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LIBRARY

In addition to organizing training courses and activities, the Training Branch also operates a Scout Library. The library has a wide collection of books which can be used by leaders for reference purposes.

With effective from 1 September 2009, the Scout Library provides appointment service for Scout Leaders to read, borrow and search Scouting information outside the following opening hours. Any interested parties please contact the volunteers of the Library to make a reservation. The details are as follows:

Address: Room 913, Hong Kong Scout Centre, Scout Path, Austin Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Opening Hours 6pm - 9pm, every Wednesday (except Public Holiday)
Telephone 2957 6474 (Library)
2957 6477 (Training Branch during Opening Hours)
Email: hksl_bookworm@yahoo.com.hk

(Since the Library is operated by volunteer leaders, it reserves the rights to make any final decisions in the provision of service outside normal opening hours subjects to the availability of resources.)

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SUPPLIES CENTRE

Training Branch also operates a Supplies Centre. The Supplies Centre provides resources to all branches and Regions for the organization of events. Details are as follows:

Address: Room 910, Hong Kong Scout Centre, Scout Path, Austin Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: 7:00pm - 8:00pm, every Monday & Friday
7:00pm - 8:30pm, every Wednesday
(except Public Holiday)
Email:

suppliesctr@scout.org.hk

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PUBLICATIONS / INFORMATION DOWNLOAD

No. Titles of Publications / Information Date of Publication / Volume
1 Fundamental Principles Apr 2009
2 The Essential Characteristics of Scouting Oct 2009
3 Scoutcraft Accreditation Scheme Syllabus May 2011
4 Scoutcraft Accreditation Scheme - Amendment of Pioneering Syllabus (Level 1 & Level 2) Nov 2014
5 Jungle Dances Dec 2014

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