Local Scout groups or regions have different kinds of welcoming activities and adults get to join the action right away. However, sometimes it may be difficult to fit a Welcome to Scouting course to everyone’s schedules.
Online training is a possibility
Welcome to Scouts Training can now be completed in the online training environment of Scouts, Partiomoodle. The training involves all contents of the Welcome to Scouts Training as online exercises that can be completed independently. The exercises of the segment include for example the Values of Scouting, the Scout Law, the Scout Promise, history of Scouting, the local Scouting activities, and safety at Scouts. It will take around 1,5 to 2 hours to complete all the exercises. The exercises can be completed at one’s own pace in any order, and the focus can be shifted on the themes that interest one the most. When the adult feels they have gotten to know enough about Scouting, they may print a certificate of the training for themselves.
Adults into action
Completing the online training does not remove the fact that usually adults would like to have nice activities and an own group where to belong in Scouting. The responsibility of the local Scout group is to take new adults with them to the activities and welcome them to their local group. Welcome to Scouts online training can also be used as part of a live training as a support or for recapitulation. It is recommended that the Volunteer Leader of the local Scout group familiarizes with the Welcome to Scouts online training and completes it.
Welcome to Scouts online training can be completed at moodle.partio.fi by logging in with your PartioID (ScoutID). Also, the guardians of Scouts can log in by using their guardian PartioID (Scout ID). Many parents may also be interested in a short information package about Scouting. Instead of reading the web page of Guides and Scouts it may be more interesting to explore the online training environment. Welcome to Scouts Training can be accessed as a visitor and there is no need to register as a user of Moodle.
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Welcome to Scouts Training can be completed by anyone in the Moodle online environment of Scouts in the address http://moodle.partio.fi. Scouts and their guardians register with their PartioID (ScoutID) and others either register as a user of Moodle or access the training as visitors.
Read the texts and complete the tasks for at least 30 minutes and then print a certificate for yourself. After you have given feedback or ideas for development, you will automatically get a mark of achievement to the member register Kuksa as a sign of completion of the training.
Read the texts and complete the tasks for at least 30 minutes and then print a certificate for yourself. Unfortunately, the mark of achievement is not available for guardians but if you join the Scouts and show the certificate to the keeper of the member register in your local Scout group, they are able to mark your achievement to the member register Kuksa.
Registered Moodle user:
Read the texts and complete the tasks for at least 30 minutes and then print a certificate for yourself. Those who register as non-Scouts, unfortunately do not get a mark of achievement to the member register Kuksa, but if you will join the Scouts and show the certificate to keeper of the member register in your local Scout group, they are able to mark your achievement to Kuksa.
You may explore the texts and exercises, but you are not able to turn the tasks in or get a certificate. There will be no signs left of your visit in Moodle. Regardless, you are welcome to get to know Scouting!