Section Assistant – Role Description

Cuffley Scout Group

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Section Assistant roles

Colony Assistant – Beaver Scouts (5.7yrs to 8yrs)

Pack Assistant – Cub Scouts (8yrs to 10.5yrs)

Troop Assistant – Scouts (10.5yrs to 14yrs)

Unit Assistant – Explorer Scouts (14yrs to 18yrs)

Outline: Section Assistants are adult volunteers who assist the 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 (including acceptable personal enquiries and acceptance of The Scout Association’s policies). Complete Getting Started training requirements within 5 months of full appointment.

It’s expected that whilst volunteering for this role you will undertake regulated activity.

Main Tasks

Delivery of a Balanced Programme:

  • Running games and activities as part of weekly section meetings and other section events.
  • Assisting young people to achieve badges and awards.
  • Assisting with residential experiences for the section.
  • Assisting the section with taking part in a varied, exciting and safe programme of activities.