Management and Support


Management Roles

Group Scout Leader or Group Manager

The Group Scout Leader (GSL) ensures the effective operation of the Scout Group. The Scout Group consists of the three younger sections - Beavers (aged 6-8), Cubs (aged 8-10½) and Scouts (aged 10½-14).

The Group Scout Leader is responsible for ensuring that the Group has a team of adults who are well inducted and supported, and that a Balanced Programme is being delivered to all young people in the Group.

A Group Scout Leader is responsible for all Leaders and Assistant Leaders in the Scout Group. This means that it is the ideal role for someone who is interested in working with both adults and young people.

Assistant District Commissioner

There are a number of Assistant District Commissioners (ADC) that specialise in a single area. Usually an area releates to a section (Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers) to provide support and assistance to the Leaders. They coordinate and plan District activities and camps that all Groups can attend.


Administration and Support Roles

Support roles vary from Group to Group as each Group has different needs and requirements. Some example roles are listed here

Chairperson

The Chairperson of a Committee will manage meetings and will work with the Group Scout Leader to ensure the Scout Group operates in accordance with the Policy, Organisation and Rules of the Scout Association.

This is an ideal role for adults who do not necessarily wish to work directly with young people, but who are committed to the purpose, aims and development of Scouting.
Chairpeople are responsible for members of the Committee, including the Treasurer and Secretary.

Treasurer

Treasurers assist the Chairperson in the effective administration of the District or Group by providing financial support. This could mean setting the annual budget or completing annual accounts.
This role is ideal for someone who does not necessarily want to work directly with young people, but who is comfortable working with figures and budgets.

Secretary

Secretaries assist the Chairperson in the effective administration of the District or Group by providing sound administrative support. This could mean ensuring the completion of the annual census or maintaining records of members of the District or Group.
This is an ideal role for someone who does not necessarily want to work directly with young people, but who is organised and enjoys administrative work.

Executive Committee Members

The District and each Group has an Executive Committee that acts as its Trustee. Volunteers are needed who can assist the Group Officers and Group Scout Leader by providing administrative support and ensuring compliance with The Scout Association's Policy, Organisation and Rules as well as Charity Commission requirements.

Training Adviser

Training Advisers work with other adults, making sure that they have the knowledge and skills to be effective in their roles. They act to support adults in their training by explaining how the Scout Association's Adult Training Scheme works, by agreeing Personal Learning Plans, validating the relevant modules and by keeping records of their progress.

Fundraiser

Fundraisers provide Scouting with necessary funds. They may be in charge of raising funds for a new headquarters, for new equipment or even to send a section or Group on an activity or camp.

Scout Shop Volunteer

The District Scout Shop is open on a Monday evening as well as one Saturday a month and provides uniforms, badges, resources and other items to members of the District. It is staffed by a team of volunteers. This is an ideal role for someone who would like to support Scouting but can maybe only offer a couple of hours a month.

A way for adults to volunteer some time to Scouting in a flexible way that suits them


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