- 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 resource for managers of local Scouting, including Group Scout Leaders, District Commissioners and County Commissioners, who can 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.
Some examples of Scout Active Support Units
A Scout Active Support Unit could 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 Scout Active Support Unit could provide support to Explorer Scouts or the Scout Network when planning international expeditions. This could include fundraising.
A Scout Active Support Unit could provide Training Advisers to support the adult training team. This could include delivering Module 1, Essential Information, to new adults, parents and administrators.
A Scout Active Support Unit could provide catering at events. This might include Camps, Meetings, AGMs, Courses, Workshops, etc.
Why not join OxChefs Scout Active Support Unit?
Our purpose will be to:
- Teach young people culinary skills that would be useful at camp and at home.
- Help leaders encourage young people to cater for themselves at camp and other events.
- Provide training for adults in all aspects of catering in Scouting.
- Provide catering at events.
- Arrange some social events and competitions.
- Visit catering events, festivals, etc.
- Support for Oxfordshire Scouting from some well known chefs and cooks.
Why not join Event Fairies Scout Active Support Unit?
Our purpose will be to:
- Support and provide infrastructure at County events
- Help leaders encourage young people learn key skills in planning infrastructure at events.
- Provide training for adults in all aspects of infrastructure.
- Arrange some social events.
- To become part of an established and talented team.
- Support for Oxfordshire Scouting.
Contact Leigh Rowlands, Event fairies Scout Active Support Unit Manager, for more information.