Scouting Roles

Outline: Section Assistants are adult volunteers who assist the Beaver, Cub, Scout or Explorer Section Leaders and Assistant Section
Leaders in delivering the programme to young people in Scouting.
Responsible to: Group Scout Leader (if assisting with Beavers, Cubs or Scouts) or District Explorer
Scout Commissioner (if assisting with Explorers).
Main Contacts: Young people, parents/carers, Section Leaders, other Section-based volunteers, Group
Scout Leader or District Explorer Scout Commissioner, Young Leaders.
Appointment requirements: Must successfully complete the appointment process.

Outline: Support the operation of the Beaver, Cub, Scout or Explorer Section. In particular, the planning and delivery of the Balanced
Programme, with the help of other Section Leaders, Assistant Section Leaders, Section Assistants, Young
Leaders and members of Scout Active Support as appropriate.
Some of the tasks for which the Assistant Section Leader is responsible may be delegated to others in
the Section, including other Section Leaders, Assistant Section Leaders and Section Assistants.
Responsible to: Group Scout Leader.
Main Contacts: Young People, parents/carers, Section Leaders, Section Assistants, other Assistant
Section Leaders within the Group, Group Scout Leader, Assistant District and County/Area
Commissioners (Section), Explorer Scout Leader (Young Leaders), Young Leaders, Group Executive
Committee members, Sponsors of the Group.

Outline: Manage and lead the operation of the Beaver, Cub, Scout or Explorer Section. In particular, the planning and delivery of the
Balanced Programme, with the help of Assistant Section Leaders, Section Assistants, Young Leaders and
members of Scout Active Support as appropriate.
Some of the tasks for which the Section Leader is responsible may be delegated to others in the Section,
including other Section Leaders, Assistant Section Leaders and Section Assistants.
Responsible to: Group Scout Leader
Responsible for: Young Leaders whilst they are working in the Section
Main Contacts: Young people, parents/carers, Assistant Leaders, Section Assistants, other Section
Leaders within the Group, Group Scout Leader, Assistant District and County/Area Commissioners
(Section), Explorer Scout Leader (Young Leaders), Young Leaders, Group Executive Committee
members, sponsors of the Group.

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