Leaders doing their Wood Badge training is essential but to deliver an adventurous and challenging programme, leaders need a wide set of practical skills.  The Skills Academy has been designed to promote those skills and give leaders the opportunity to develop their expertise.

Courses that the Academy run include:

  • Bushcraft
  • Campfire leadership
  • First Aid
  • Knotting
  • Map ‘n’ Compass
  • Pioneering

It is also developing activity based courses such as Tomahawk throwing.


Visit the linked pages to find details of the courses and dates of upcoming courses which can all be booked through the booking system HERE


Nature and the outdoors are languages that can be learned. Once you identify a beech tree, tie a clove hitch or cook a simple meal over a fire that you’ve built yourself, you’ll never forget it.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls