Leader and Assistant Leader
Every section (Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and Network) has a Leader. Section Leaders can choose to lead any one of the sections. 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.
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. 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.
Adults that hold an adult appointment as either a Leader or Executive
Committee members are recognised for their commitment to training &