Deben District Scouts

All Leaders need the  Leaders’ Book   (June 2019, unavailable, possibly under review, or simply having logo updated)

Plus  Beaver Badges / Cub Badges / Scout Badges / Explorer Badges

Alternatively  Little Book of Badge Requirements   

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’  and related “homework” 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’ and related “homework” within 5 months of starting,  then continue with this to 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’  and related “homework” within 5 months of starting, enabling them to be supportive to the Leaders.

Role Description for a Skills Instructor    Skills Instructors instruct young people in their specific skill only.  They are required to complete a short version of ‘getting started’ and related “homework”, omitting the parts about running games and activities, however they are required to be assessed for a relevant Permit before they may start instructing young members, see page: deben.suffolkscouts.org.uk/permits/   Leaders and Assistants can also hold permits.

Role Description for an Occasional Helper    Occasional Helpers are those who have offered to help with supervision of young people as and when the need arises, for example on the ‘parent rota’.  

Group Scouters meetings

Usually about once a term, Leaders and Assistant Leaders from all Sections (age groups) in the local Group gather together to discuss programmes and sharing resources and equipment, and general support.  This meeting is led by the GSL.

District Workshop meetings

Usually about once a term, Leaders and Assistant Leaders for the same Section (age group) in the area gather together to discuss programmes and sharing resources and equipment; and general support. This meeting is led by the ADC.