Scouting Fundamentals FAQs

 

 

Introduction
  1. What is included in this training?
  2. How do I access this training?
  3. Do I need to complete Scouting Fundamentals before I complete Wood Badge I for The Canadian Path?
  4. My MyScouts profile shows SCF as required, what does this mean?
  5. Scouting Fundamentals sessions list

 

 

 

Introduction

'Scouting Fundamentals' is the name for the mandatory initial training as set out in the Volunteer Screening policy. All new Scouters must take this training as part of their screening before they can be made 'Active'.

 

WHAT'S NEW?

Scouting Fundamentals has been refreshed!

Based on Volunteer feedback, we have updated Sessions 1, 2, 3, 4 and 7 to be more focused and meaningful for individuals new to Scouting through a more engaging learning experience, in less time!

 

Previous Scouting Fundamentals

Refreshed Scouting Fundamentals

Changes

Session 1: Welcome to Scouting

Session 1: Why Scouting is Important for Young People

Course content reorganized to address the “Why”, “How” and “What” of Scouting.

 

Updates further align content with The Canadian Path.

Session 2: What is Scouting?

Session 2: How Scouting Develops Well Rounded Youth

Session 3: What is your role in all of this?

Session 4: How Scouting helps you deliver a quality program

Session 3: Great Safe Scouting Adventures

Session 5: Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders

Session 4: Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders

No Change

Session 6: How you can help Scouting reach more young people (AODA)

Session 5: How you can help Scouting reach more young people (AODA)

No Change

Session 7: What comes next?

Session 6: What comes next?

Minor updates

 

What is included in Scouting Fundamentals training?

'Scouting Fundamentals' is made up of six sessions which includes the Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders and Accessibility training. This means that completion of 'Scouting Fundamentals' also results in completion of Accessibility training, and Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders

 

How do I access this training?

 

For step-by-step tutorial on how to access Scouting Fundamentals in the David Huestis Learning Centre, please visit, "Scouting Fundamentals & Respect in Sport - My Learning Path to Becoming a Scouter"

 

Do I need to complete Scouting Fundamentals before completing Wood Badge I for The Canadian Path? 

Yes. It is intended that all new volunteers complete Scouting Fundamentals before Wood Badge I for The Canadian Path.  

However, it is important to note that on a system basis, it is possible to complete Wood Badge I for The Canadian Path before completing Scouting Fundamentals training. 

  

My profile shows 'SCF' required, what does this mean?

Completion of Scouting Fundamentals will clear the 'SCF' requirement in MyScouts.

 

Session Names and Durations

Scouting Fundamentals will only be credited upon the completion of all the below-listed sessions. 

 

Session Name

 

Approximate time needed (mins)

Scouting Fundamentals - Session 1: Why Scouting is Important for Young People

 

15

Scouting Fundamentals - Session 2: How Scouting Helps Develop Well Rounded Youth

 

30

Scouting Fundamentals - Session 3: Great, Safe Scouting Adventures

 

20

Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders

 

180

Scouting Fundamentals - Session 5: How you can help Scouting reach more young people

 

55

Scouting Fundamentals - Session 6: What comes next?

 

8

 

 

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