Adult Training

Adult volunteers are at the heart of Scouting, and we hope that you will get every bit as much out of it as you put in. Scouting is not only about young people, but also about the development of adults within the Movement.

To support adults in Scouting, the Association provides a comprehensive programme of training to build on existing skills and knowledge and develop new competencies.

Some elements of training can count towards externally-recognised qualifications, and within the movement there are also awards to recognise dedication to training and outstanding service.

Training Team

District Executive Committee Members

Here is our executive committee members. Please click on one of the images to see their biographies or contact them directly.

NameRole Description 
Dave Cook Local Training Manager
Matt Witcombe Local Training Manager (CRAI)
Symon Dunstan Training Adviser
Rob Redmond Training Adviser
Elizabeth O'Malley Training Adviser
Ruth Morgan Training Adviser
Linda Terrell Training Adviser
Maria Pitten Training Adviser
Gareth Tanswell Training Adviser

Managers and Supporters

News & Blogs

First Aid Courses available in Newport
08/04/2019 By Dave Cook

For those of you needing a First Aid course, Newport Scouts are advertising the following courses which anyone can join, all being run at Skip Jennings Hall, Newport.

All courses are externally recognised, so your qualification can be used outside of Scouting.




Closing Date

18th May 2019 6 hr ITC Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work £25 11th May 2019
18th & 19th May 2019 18 hr ITC Level 3 Award in Outdoor First Aid £40 11th May 2019
15th June 2019 6 hr ITC Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work £25 8th June 2019
14th September 2019 6hr ITC Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work £25 7th September 2019
9th November 2019 6hr ITC Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work £25 2nd November 2019


All courses will only run if the minimum number of 6 candidates is achieved.

For any enquiries or to book a space please email completed form to:

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We've been working with 1st Rayleigh Scout Group Target Team over the past year to establish CRAI Scout Activity Park as a training centre for Tomahawk Throwing Instructors within Scouting.

The final assessment was successfully completed yesterday with the park fully recognised as a training centre.

With the lack of any National Governing Body for Hawk Throwing the 1st Rayleigh Team are recognised as amongst the most experienced in the Country and have been instrumental in creating the rules and guidelines contained within POR to allow Hawk Throwing to be run as a safe activity within Scouting.

The team from 1st Rayleigh regularly run training sessions at events such as Gilwell Reunion (they will be back there this year!) using the same training course and techniques as will now be delivered by the CRAI Hawks.

If you are interested in attending a Course – or having a dedicated Course run for your Group or District – contact the Activity Centre on to get a date agreed.

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New Climbing and Abseiling Instructors
24/02/2019 By Rob Redmond

Congratulations to our new Climbing and Abseil permit holders.... Gareth Haywood and Sebastian White. Really good effort...

#happydc #craifamily #iscoutcymru #craiscout #skillsforlife

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1st YPS Air Rifles Course, looking forward to bringing Target Shooting to CRAI Scout Activity Park in the next few weeks. (Rumours are 50% off for the first three bookings!)

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CRAI Scouts
CRAI Scout Activity Park, Maes-Y-Haf Lane, Newbridge, Caerphilly, NP11 4RX
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