There are many leaders in the Region who have considered ‘going for a permit’, specifically a Scouting Terrain 1 or Terrain 2 permit, but who have found it difficult to arrange the training required.
The Region can now offer two complementary initiatives which should help with this.
Davy says: “I intend to run a few single day and evening modular training courses this spring/summer to start leaders on the path to gain the skills and experience to get a Terrain 1 or 2 permit.”
Davy, who is a professional mountaineering instructor, has outlined details as a blog on his website. Please get in touch with him directly to indicate your interest.
David, the DESC for Craigalmond, is planning a Regional residential training weekend this Autumn, similar to the successful one he organised for his District last year, to be followed by an assessment weekend next Spring. He gives details and asks for replies using a survey.
For many people, the answer could be to take part in both initiatives and build experience on the way. The two links above provide a lot of information and further links to relevant sources elsewhere.
I would encourage all those interested to check the links out and sign up as soon as possible.
John Buchanan, ARC Explorers and RA DofE, who knows how much we need more permits!