As in most National Scout Organizations, The Scout Association of Maldives operates the National Adult Training Scheme as a system for the training and development of all its Adult Leaders. It comprises Scouting Essentials, Management, and Leadership curriculums which are proficiency based and relate to the specific functions of each type of Leader. Additional training programs enhance the acquisition of further skills and knowledge.
Our National Adult Training Scheme is currently in the process of integration into WOSM’s 2020 Wood Badge Framework to enable a continuous learning system throughout the year.
This course is a compulsory course for all adults who wish to volunteer in scouting in a supporting role or to go further whether it be to deliver Youth Programme or work in an Executive or Management position in your scout group. This course aims to familiarize adults with fundamental knowledge about scouting and adult training pathways.
Basic Unit Leader Training Course
This course is a course for adults who wish to engage with the youth to deliver the youth programme, as well as for adults who wish to play executive or management roles within the scout group. This course has two pathways:
Youth Programme pathway: This pathway is for adults that only wish to deliver the youth programme. It covers the principles of Youth Programme, incorporating essential scouting skills as well as using the Scout Method to drive scouts through the progressive scheme.
Executive and Management pathway: This pathway is for adults that only wish to work in more management-driven positions. It covers areas such as group and human resource administration, financial management, and marketing strategies that allow adults to effectively maintain stability of their scout group.
Advanced Unit Leaders Training Course
This course is the final stage of core training in the adult training scheme. This course dives participants deep into the fundamentals to further understand the principles of scouting, to expand ideologies within scouting formulated by the Founder of the movement. Completion of this course grants participants the Wood Badge parchment and beads. This course has two pathways:
Youth Programme pathway: This pathway is for adults that had completed basic training in Youth Programme pathway. Participants will dive deeper into troop management and effective skill delivery as well as revision of fundamentals with a focus on creating young leaders within their group.
Executive and Management pathway: This pathway is for adults that had completed basic training in Executive and Management pathway. Participants will dive deeper into concepts and management strategies with a broader goal in group stabilization and driving up the scout group’s efficiency rate.
Skill Training Course
The new National Adult Training Scheme will open up participants to a wide range of skill courses that strengthen the ability and competency of using and delivering a particular skill. Our skill courses aim to enhance the lives of our adult leaders and external participants. These courses are currently being developed and will be offered for participation once curriculum for each skill course is complete.