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NEW MODULE RELEASE – Abseiling, Canoeing and Planning for Outdoor Activities

Published 15 October 2017

Getting itchy feet for a new adventure?  Now the warmer months are here and the holiday period is approaching it’s a perfect time to start a new adventure and add a new skill (or get qualified for an activity you have been enjoying for years). E-Learning is here to make that process fun and easy.  On 1st of December 2017 you will be able to complete much of the background knowledge and essential skills for Abseiling and Paddling on line this will mean that you will be able to spend more time doing the fun stuff on course than ever before. 

Also, we have added another new modules for the more land inclined members -  Planning for Outdoor Activities. This has been spiced up with some fabulous video content, and yes as with all Scout training there is a bit of paperwork – but we have made it simpler to complete.

As you would expect, all members will retain credit for previously completing modules, including Trainees that have not fully completed their training.

A number of new and updated e-Learning modules for Adventurous Activities will be released on 1 December 2017.

All of the new and existing adventurous activity modules can be found in the Adventurous Activity curriculum here.

Other key updates to e-Learning are 

Details of Changed and New Modules

AA BUSHPLAN has been renamed as ‘Bushwalking Skills’ and may include a series of short video clips, illustrating some of the essential skills required for Bushwalking activities.

The new AA ABSEIL ‘Abseiling Skills’ module will provide youth and adult members with the background knowledge required for safe and fun abseiling activities. Members undertaking Level 1 abseiling training will be required to complete this module before attending the face to face practical skills training course.

In the same way, the new AA PADDLE ‘Paddling Skills’ module provides the background knowledge required for safe and fun canoeing and kayaking activities. Members undertaking Level 1 canoeing and/or kayaking training will be required to complete this module before attending the face to face training course.

In addition, a set of new, simplified “Assessment of Proficiency” workbooks will be available with the new Abseiling and Paddling modules.

The benefit of these new modules and workbooks will be that more time will be spent on Level 1 Courses participating in the activity, and less time in theory sessions or completing workbooks.

The new AA ABSEIL and AA PADDLE modules also provide an excellent general purpose resource for all members who want to find about more about these activities, or update their general knowledge.

All members will retain credit for previously completing this module, including Trainees that have not fully completed their training.

Module Name Changes

Module Code

Current Module Name

New Module Name

AA BUSHPLAN

Planning for Bushwalking Activities

Bushwalking Skills

AA SITE

Use and Maintain a Temporary or Overnight Site

Camping Skills

AA COMM

Operate Communication Systems and Equipment

Operate Communication Systems

AA NAVIGATE

Navigation Skills in a Controlled Environment

Navigation Skills

New modules

AA ABSEIL

Abseiling Skills

AA PADDLE

Paddling Skills

AA OUTDOOR PLAN

Planning for Outdoor Activities

Revised Modules

 

Module Code

Module Name

Outline of Changes

AA BUSHPLAN

Bushwalking Skills

Common planning topics moved to new AA OUTDOOR PLAN module

Topics include:

  • Planning Considerations
  • Weather
  • Planning a menu
  • Post Activity Evaluation

AA EQUIP

Equipment for Lightweight Activities

Bushwalking Specific equipment topics moved to AA BUSHPLAN module

Topics include:

  • Packs
  • Footwear
  • Walking poles (single slide)