Deben District Scouts

All Leaders need the  Leaders’ Book

Plus either the original  Little Book of Badge Requirements   or the Scout Association’s slightly larger version:   Beaver Badges / Cub Badges / Scout Badges / Explorer Badges

Understanding your role

Role Description for the Section Leader   The Section Leader is responsible for planning and implementing the Section’s programme.  They are required to complete ‘getting started’  within 5 months of starting, then gain a ‘woodbadge’ within 3 years.

Role Description for Assistant Section Leaders    Assistant Leaders  work with the Section Leader to support them in planning and implementing the programme.  They are required to complete ‘getting started’ within 5 months of startin,  then gain a ‘woodbadge’ within 3 years.  

Role Description for Section Assistants    Section Assistants are regular assistants who are not involved with programme planning and are not required to wear uniform.  They are required to complete ‘getting started’  within 5 months of starting, enabling them to be supportive members of the leadership team.

Role Description for a Skills Instructor    Skills Instructors instruct young people in their specific skill.  They are required to complete a short version of ‘getting started’ omitting the part about running games and activities, however they are required to be assessed for a relevant Permit before they may start instructing young members.

Role Description for an Occasional Helper    Occasional Helpers are those on the parent rota and any others who attend to help with supervision of young people on an occasional basis.

Benefits of an Occasional Helper changing role to Section Assistant    

Group Scouters meetings

Once a term, Leaders and Assistant Leaders gather together for a Group Scouter Meeting where we discuss programmes and sharing resources and equipment; and generally make sure everything is alright. Leaders find it helpful to have this connection with the rest of the Group.

District Workshop meetings

Two or three times a year, Leaders and Assistant Leaders gather together for a meeting held by the ADC for Beavers, Cubs or Scouts, where we discuss programmes and sharing resources and equipment; and generally make sure everything is alright.  Leaders find it helpful to have this connection with the rest of the District.  All Leaders are warmly welcomed to participate.