To make sure that we deliver Scouting in a safe environment for all our members, all Adults in Scouting - including Rover Scouts are required to complete two eLearning modules within three months of joining, or turning 18 in order to remain a member. The two modules are "Child Safe Scouting" and "WHS for Scouting" and can be found under 'Scouting Preliminary' in the Scouts Training system.
Child Safe Scouting
In this module you will learn about Child Safe Scouting and:
- Know how our values and attitudes can impact on acknowledging child abuse and/or neglect
- Understand how child abuse is often discounted
- Appreciate your role as a trusted, non-threatening adult
- Be aware of the importance of maintaining a child focus
- Understand your responsibility to report, including suspicion of abuse
WHS for Scouting
Although the WHS legislation is all encompassing, it was mostly written with only commercial workplaces in mind. Working with Safework Australia, Scouts has developed a clear framework that interprets the law in the context of Scouting. This module explains WHS in the context for Scouting.
As members of the self-run Rover Section, we must ensure that all the members under our charge have an opportunity to attend activities and events which are safe and free from possible harm. To do this we must ensure that where possible all the risks and hazards have been identified and, as much as possible, corrected so all members have a safe and enjoyable time. This modules is an introduction to Risk Management in Scouting.
Intro to Rovers
Intro to Rovers is not required to be completed within a specific timeframe to remain a member of Scouts Victoria, however it is a part of the Squire Training Badge.
This module begins to explain a lot of things about how the Rover section works and new members should be encouraged to complete it at the same time as the three mandatory eLearning modules.
How do I Get Started?
For a step-by-step guide to getting started with eLearning, have a look at this guide.