The need to support National Scout Organizations (NSOs) in developing their training capacity was recognised a long time ago. Since the 26th World Scout Conference in Montreal 1977, NSOs have been entrusted with this responsibility. Efforts have been made on improving and expanding training material to assist NSOs to develop relevant training schemes and programmes, organise their courses, and increase the skills and capability of their trainers. The International Training Handbook was initially produced and updated periodically during those years.
Based on the recommendation of the 33rd World Scout Conference in Bangkok 1993, the necessary steps were taken to ensure the full implementation of the provisions of the World Adult Resources Policy. The first version of the World Adult Resources Handbook (WARH) was born. The WARH was aimed primarily at those who have the responsibility for managing adult resources, such as members of the National Adult Resources Committee. It was also utilised by those responsible for training at the national level, and even more widely due to specific needs.
By adopting the World Adults in Scouting Policy in 2011 and its revision in 2017, the need for a resource that covers elements of the new policy and the Adults in Scouting Life Cycle became evident. After intensive work by a dedicated team and experts in Adults in Scouting, and with the involvement of different stakeholders, the reviewed World Adults in Scouting Handbook is now available. In the efforts of digitizing our resources, the handbook presents itself as an online platform, now called Scoutship.
There is a glossary for non-Scout users at the end of the resource.
You can find the digital edition on http://scoutship.scout.org