Essential Information is a mandatory module for nearly all adults in Scouting. It provides the basic information required for individuals getting started in adult roles in Scouting, vital to ensuring that all young people can enjoy safe Scouting. Topics covered:
Learning methods available:
Course, small group or one-to-one
Module 1 is available to be completed as a course, in a small group or one to one. Please contact your local training team or speak to your Training Adviser for more information, including dates of local courses.
Module 1 is available as e-learning. This e-learning will function on a range of systems and devices, detailed in these e-learning FAQs.
We would strongly advise you to watch the how-to guide before you begin the e-learning. This can be viewed by clicking here.
Please note: If you are unable to print your certificate for any reason please save it as a .png file or take a screen shot of the page. Please do not save the web link as an alternative to printing the certificate, as this will expire once you leave the browser and your certificate will be lost
Further information on printing your certificate and lots of other questions you might have can be found in the e-learning FAQs
To begin the e-learning click here
To report any technical errors or request additional guidance contact firstname.lastname@example.org
*Note: The structure of The Scout Association presented reflects the changes to Scout Network which will be introduced in April 2015. Essential Information learning resources all show Scout Network as a District provision.
The Promise FS322016
The Fundamentals Explained: the Purpose, Values and Method of Scouting FS140099
Safe Scouting and what to do in an Emergency card (Purple Card)
Safety checklist for leaders
Safety checklist for managers
Safety checklist for Executive Committees
Safety: Practical Tips (FS320012)
Activities: Risk Assessment (FS120000)
In Touch (FS120075)
Young People First: Code of Practice (Yellow Card)
Stay Safe: Young People’s Guide to Staying Safe Online (section-specific for Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers)
Social media guidance