Master Guide Training 2015 

The 2015 SEC Masterguide InTraining (M.I.T) programme will commence with an Orientation day which will take place on Sunday 25th January 2015 at the Advent Centre.

There will now be another Orientation day for those whose missed it on the 28th March 2015 at Stanborough Park 3:30pm.

In order to complete the course you will be required to attend the M.I.T camps.
The camps are scheduled to take place on: 
1st - 3rd May - Stanborough Park
3rd - 5th July - Venue TBC
25th - 27th September - Venue TBC
These are the main training sessions for this course and it is mandatory that you attend ALL three weekends.
  

 

The registration fee for this years course is £100. This includes the cost of the M.I.T Folder & manual, M.I.T Fleece & M.I.T camp site fees for the three weekends.
You will be required to purchase the Master Guide insiginia required for your uniform after you have completed the course and before the investiture service.

  

DRESS CODE

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, black bottoms, Pathfinder scarf and Pathfinder woggle.
The M.I.T fleece, Pathfinder scarf and Pathfinder woggle are available for purchase from the S.E.C however the cost of the fleece is included in the course fee and this will be available for you to collect at the 1st Training Weekend.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU MAY NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE TRAINING IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THE CORRECT UNIFORM

 

WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING

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:

  • BIBLE
  • 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

FOLDERS

A M.I.T folder 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.

 

DURATION OF TRAINING

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 25th January 2014 is Rally Day 2016.

 

ASSESSMENT

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 www.6dpathfinders.co.uk. 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.

 

 

END OF PROGRAMME

The investiture service which will mark the end of this programme is to be held in September 2016. 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.

 

HOW TO REGISTER

To register interest in the 2015 M.I.T programme you will need to 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 25th January. 

 

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

All information relating to this training programme will be found on the SEC Area 6D Website: www.6dpathfinders.co.uk

 

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

 

 HOW TO COMPLETE THE M.I.T PROGRAMME IN ONE YEAR

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   cdani@sky.com.     07944381985