Scout Active Support allows people to give their time to Scouting on a flexible basis. People can still be involved in Scouting without the full-time commitment of being a leader.
It provides a valuable resource for Managers of local Scouting including Group Scout Leaders, District Commissioners and County/Area Commissioners, who then use it in whichever way is required.
Scout Active Support is for anyone over the age of 18 years. It is a way for adults to volunteer time to Scouting in a flexible way that suits them.
There is no requirement to have been involved in Scouting before joining. All that is required is a willingness to volunteer some time to support Scouting.
Examples of Scout Active Support Units
Programme delivery to young people
- A District Scout Active Support Unit may simply be a source of extra adult help in Leader absence. Or they could teach skills that the existing Leader team do not have, such as pioneering.
- The County Scout Active Support Unit can provide support to Explorer Scouts or the Scout Network when planning international expeditions. This could include fundraising.
Development of Scouting
- A Group Scout Active Support Unit can provide Training Advisers to all Leaders in the Scout Group. This could include delivering Module 1, Essential Information, to all new adults supporting the Group including parents.
- A District Scout Active Support Unit might provide catering at District events during the year. This could include District Sectional Camps, District Meetings and the District AGM.