Basic Staff Training (BST)

It is mandatory that all Pathfinder and Adventurer staff attend Basic Staff training, and do so every 3 years as a refresher.

The BST Course is designed to develop awareness in leaders of the basic fundamentals of the Pathfinder Club and help teachers become familiar with the procedures, policies and resources necessary to commence and maintain a Pathfinder club. It will teach those basic elements of information required for any Pathfinder staff member or leader to adequately fulfil his or her duties.

Participants will attend a minimum of 10 hours of seminar training conducted by the SEC. Which is currently run accross 2 Sundays, (dates for 2017 are below). In addition to this the participants are expected to complete the SEC KCFS (Keeping the Church Family Safe) Training.

The seminar will cover the following areas:

* Pathfinder Club Ministry: Its History, Purpose, and Relationship to Church, Adventurers and 
   MasterGuides

* Introduction to Club Organisation & Leadership
* Introduction to Pathfinder Club Outreach

* Introduction to Basic Drill
* Introduction to Pathfinder Club Programming and Planning
* Development Growth (Pathfinder & Adventurer)
* Introduction to Teaching Skills (Pathfinder & Adventurer)
* Introduction to Medical, Risk Management, Child Safety Issues and Outdoor Safety


2017 Dates for Basic Staff training are:

BST 1
Sunday 15th January - Advent Centre
Sunday 22th January - Advent Centre

BST 2
Sunday 14th May - Venue TBC
Sunday 21st May - Venue TBC

BST 3
Sunday 1st October - Venue TBC
Sunday 8th October - Venue TBC


Please note to complete the training you will need to attend all sessions on both days, and complete the SEC KCFS training.

Once you have completed all sessions including KCFS, you will need to submit your signed certification form to the SEC office, and you will be issued with a certificate.

Application Forms

Seminar Notes