Deben District Scouts

Important note

All roles are specific to the Section and Group where your role is held, as registered with Scout Association (compass). Should you wish to help at another Section or Group, other than as part of a District activity, then you will need to apply in the usual way for the role that you will be doing.

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 general/parent helpers.  They are required to complete ‘getting started’  and related “homework” within 5 months of starting. This covers things like Safety and Safeguarding and how to help run activities in the Scouting way.

Role Description for an Occasional Helper    Occasional Helpers are those who have offered to go on our list of parents etc who we can call on to help with supervision of young people as and when the need arises.  

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.

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.