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Opportunities for Adult Volunteers.
The Scout Group is a voluntary organisation and from time to time we need people to volunteer for the following roles.
Every section (Beavers, Cubs, Scouts) has a Leader. The Leader has overall responsibility for the running of the section. This means planning and delivering the Balanced Programme with the help of Assistant Leaders and section Assistants.
section Leaders can choose to lead one of the following sections:
Beavers (aged 6-8)
Cubs (aged 8-10½)
Scouts (aged 10½-14)
Leaders are responsible for the young people in the section and for any adults helping to deliver the Programme.
Assistant Leaders support the section Leader in delivering the Balanced Programme. This can mean anything from helping to plan and run games or activities, or helping to keep records up to date. The responsibilities of an Assistant Leader will depend on their own interests and on what they agree with the Leader.
Assistant Leaders are supported by section Assistants, as well as by other Assistant Leaders.
All our sections need helpers. Outdoor activities and nights away require a certain number of adults in relation to the number of young people. So by helping out whenever they can, section Assistants could be enabling an extra 6 (in the case of Beavers) or 12 (in the case of Scouts) young people to participate in Scouting.
More importantly, section Assistants provide invaluable support to Leaders and Assistant Leaders. Regularly attending meetings to collect subs (fees) or to make refreshments means that the Leaders have more time to deliver the programme to young people.
Parents and family members are encouraged, where possible, to help out a section in some way. Some sections will organise rotas where support can be given once or twice a term by all the parents in the section. This should be used as an opportunity to get involved in what the young people are doing.
Adults who have a specific skill or interest can also choose to run a particular activity or event one evening a term. Such skills are invaluable to Scout Groups and can usually assist young people in gaining, or working towards, a particular badge.
Group Executive Committee
This is the ideal role for adults who do not necessarily wish to work directly with young people, or do not have the opportunity to attend weekly section meetings, but who are committed to the purpose, aims and development of Scouting.
The Group Executive Committee exists to support the Group Scout Leader in meeting the responsibilities of their appointment. The Committee is responsible for:
- the maintenance of the Group’s property and equipment;
- the raising of funds and the administration of the Group’s finance;
- the insurance of persons, property and equipment;
- Group public occasions;
- assisting with the recruitment of Leaders and other adult support.
If you are interested in any of the above please use ‘Contact Us’ to let us know.
All Adults (18+) will be required to complete the Scout Association’s Vetting Process, including a ‘Criminal Records Bureau’ disclosure before undertaking a role with the Young People.