Master Guide in Training – MIT 2018 Dates

28th January  MIT/PLA Orientation Day - Advent Centre

11th  February  MIT/PLA Orientation Day - Newbold College

8th April  Training Day – Advent Centre

4th – 7th May  Training Weekend 1

8th – 10th June  Training Weekend 2 

13th – 15th July  Training Weekend 3 

7th – 9th Sept  Training Weekend 4 

Please note that in order to complete the programme you are required to attend ONE Orientation day, ALL FIVE training sessions AND at least TWO support sessions (dates to be advised).


Course registration fee is £175 - Registration forms available from SEC office

Payment Terms


Payable   at the orientation day on 28th   Jan or 11th Feb

OR in two instalments as   follows


Payable   at the orientation day on 28th   Jan or 11th Feb


Payable   at the Training Day on Sunday 8th   April

Included in this payment is the cost of the training, your folder & dividers, one M.I.T T-shirt & one M.I.T sweatshirt.


Please note the following:

  • All training must be completed in 2018.
  • Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • If training sessions are missed an additional payment, at the rate being charged in the year of attendance, will be required.
  • On completion of the programme you will be required to purchase a Master Guide scarf & woggle, the Master Guide epaulettes, the Master Guide Chords, any honours that you have completed and any other insignia that is required to complete the uniform. Further information about these costs will be made available at the appropriate time. ****The cost of these items is not included in the registration fee****



M.I.T’s are required to wear the M.I.T field uniform at the M.I.T camps and support days. The M.I.T field uniform consists of the M.I.T green half zip fleece or hoody, M.I.T green Polo shirt, black bottoms, Pathfinder scarf and Pathfinder woggle.
The M.I.T fleece/hoody, Pathfinder scarf and Pathfinder woggle are available for purchase from the S.E.C however the cost of the fleece/hoody is included in the course fee and this will be available for you to collect at the 1st Training Weekend.





Please note that the S.E.C will only be providing training! You will need to bring everything else that you need for the weekend. You must make your own eating, sleeping and general wellbeing arrangements. Please note that all 3 weekends are camps and you will be camping.

It is recommended that you include the following on your weekend camp inventory list:

  • Notebook and pen.
  • Full Dress Uniform.
  • Waterproof footwear in case it rains – hiking boots are best.
  • Socks – We recommend that you bring at least 6 pairs.
  • Toiletries – Including a toothbrush and deodorant.
  • Tent – avoid popup tents.
  • Sleeping bag and sleeping mat.
  • Camp stove and cooking utensils.
  • Food and eating utensils.
  • Waterproofs, base layer and other warm clothing
  • Personal first aid kit.
  • Plastic bags to keep clothes dry in case of flooding.

Items provided by the S.E.C and available for collection at the 1st training weekend:

  • M.I.T Folder
  • M.I.T Fleece/Hoody


A M.I.T folder and USB has been prepared by the SEC as part of the registration fee. These folders will be brought to the 1st M.I.T Training weekend and will be given to those who ordered them at registration and have paid their fee.



The SEC M.I.T programme can be completed in a minimum of one year. This is because the trainee is expected to be a Pathfinder, Adventurer or Sabbath School staff member for one year, while engaged in the M.I.T programme.  If trainees are unable to complete the programme in one year they will have a further two years to complete the programme. M.I.T’s are discouraged from taking longer than three years to complete the training and may be asked to restart the programme if they haven’t completed it within three years. The official end date for the M.I.T programme commencing on 28th January 2018 is Rally Day 2019.



All M.I.T assessments will be done by the SEC and not by local club staff. Assessments will take place on the Sunday of each of the three camps. A sample folder will be on display at the M.I.T weekend camp and M.I.Ts are encouraged to peruse this folder as it shows the standard of work expected by the SEC Assessors.


Acknowledgement sheets have been prepared and can be downloaded from These forms are to be used by club leader to verify that the M.I.T is working in the local club, has taught the necessary honours, has planned and executed a field trip etc. This is the only form that will be accepted by the assessors for this purpose.




The investiture service which will mark the end of this programme is to be held in September 2019. M.I.T’s will need to be assessed by the beginning of July and have their names submitted to the SEC so that they can be part of this investiture service.


An SEC Master Guide Investiture Service will be held once per year going forward. This will be the only opportunity for the M.I.T to be invested.



To register interest in the 2018 M.I.T programme you will need to complete a MIT application form register your name at the conference office. After registering your name you will receive an application form and be informed of the cost. You must return the application form, a completed medical form and payment in order to be registered for the course. The registration fee includes:


  • The cost of the Folder.
  • The cost of the M.I.T Sweat shirt.
  • The cost of the campsite/grounds and provided amenities.


The final date for receipt of your application form, medical fee and registration fee is the Orientation day on 28th January. 




All information relating to this training programme will be found on the SEC Area 6D Website:


It is also advised that you join the Facebook group called “SEC Master Guides in Training (M.I.Ts) 2014”



Church Heritage – this is where most people fail to complete the programme.

Rest of the Programme – Taught session V.s. Self-Prepared parts


Any questions please do not hesitate to contact


Carolyn Daniels     07944381985