Do you have the drive and determination to contribute to Scouting?
Our Group is currently seeking suitable applicants for the following positions:
★ Group Leader
★ Male & Female Section Leaders for Joeys (5 to 8 years) & Venturers (15 to 18 years)
★ Group Chairman
★ Group Fundraising Coordinator
Are you interested? Please email our Leader in Charge now!
Leaders are the backbone of our movement. If you are looking for an adventure and the chance to help young people build a solid and positive foundation for their futures then you should become a Leader.
Leaders provide opportunities, inspire teamwork and perfect their abilities.
Why should I become a leader? Leaders are crucial to the success of the Scouting Movement. As a Leader you will have access to a wide variety of resources, an opportunity to give back to the community, and the experience to educate Youth Members in the values and skills most important for being a good citizen.
As a Leader you will achieve satisfaction from helping Youth Members set and achieve their own goals, while being there to help them when they fail and encourage them to continue. However, you will find that your proudest achievement will be building a strong bond of trust and friendship with the Youth Members.
What Can I Do as an Adult Leader?
As a Scouting Sectional Leader you’ll be responsible for altering your Sections Development Program to suit the particular needs of your group. You’ll be able to turn your ideas that evolve from your brainstorming sessions with other Leaders into reality and spend an exciting day trying them out in person before approving them. We encourage our Leaders to explore their creativity and work together while developing their programs and leading their youth.
As a Leader you can gain formal leadership qualifications, develop programs, work with like-minded individuals, and teach young people life lessons through offering them the experiences of a lifetime.
What Section should I lead?
Joey Scout Leaders work with young people aged 5 through to 7 and they ensure that weekly meetings and activities are designed to both entertain and improve the physical and mental abilities of their Joeys.
Cub Scout Leaders work with young people aged 8 to 10* and are responsible to help develop their Cub’s imaginations and foster their creative and mental abilities. Cub Leaders design their own activities to meet their weekly development program goals and help build confidence in their Cubs.
Scout Leaders work with young people aged 11 to 14* and foster independence and leadership in their Scouts while encouraging their teamwork abilities. Safe use of equipment and outdoors survival is at the heart of Scouts as adventure inspires their activities.
Venturer Scouts Leaders work with young adults aged 15 to 17* and are always available to their Venturer Scout Units to offer advice, encouragement, and support. As a Venturer Scout Leader you encourage independence and teamwork alike, while acting as a Scouting mentor. You’ll attend weekly meetings and supervise how your Venturer Scouts are turning their program goals into reality.
Rover Advisors work with adults aged 18 to 25 and are called Crew Advisors. Their responsibility is primarily to maintain close contact with the members of their Crew and to help and advise when needed. Crew Advisors act as friends and advisors rather than "leaders".
The functions of the Group Leader are:
Youth Program and Development
1. Accept responsibility for the welfare, progress and training of young people within the Group.
2. Develop the Group to its maximum potential and increase membership to make Scouting available to more young people in the community.
3. Ensure that the training program for young people is delivered in accordance with the performance and safety standards of the Association.
1. Ensure that the Group is adequately staffed by trained, competent, committed leaders.
2. Monitor and assess the performance of leaders in the Group, and take action to enhance the quality of leadership in the Group.
3. Undertake personal development training, especially that offered through the formal Adult Training and Development Program of The Scout Association of Australia.
4. Recommend the appointment, transfer, retirement and cancellation of appointment of leaders in the Group, in accordance with Branch procedures and rules.
Ensure that the Group operates in accordance with the Purpose, Principles, Policies and Rules of The Scout Association of Australia and the Branch.
Planning for Success
Prepare and implement a Group plan in consultation with the District Commissioner or alternative support level, in accordance with Branch procedures.
1. Participate in the resolution of disputes in the Group in accordance with conflict resolution procedures of the Branch.
2. Utilise the support and assistance that is available to Groups by Scouts Australia and the community.
1. Develop and encourage a friendly atmosphere in the Group so that new members and their families feel welcome.
2. Encourage the formation and effective operation of a Group Support Committee and serve on it.
3. Encourage effective communication between leaders in the Group, and chair the Group Council.
4. Co-operate with and maintain good relations with other youth organisations in the community, particularly Girl Guides Australia.
5. Develop good relations with community leaders to enhance the community perception of Scouting.
Recommend the granting of awards to youth members, leaders and supporters of the Group.
Rover Scout Section
1. Develop a sound working relationship with the Rover Crew.
2. Negotiate with the Rover Crew the terms and conditions under which the Group makes its facilities available to the Rover Crew.
Adult Helpers are non-uniformed adults who regularly assist in the delivery of the Youth Program in the youth sections. Adult Helpers are only involved in Youth Member activities under the guidance of a trained Leader holding a Certificate of Adult Leadership (CAL).
Regularly is defined as more than once a month, or are regularly helping and supporting overnight activities such as sleep-overs, pack holidays, hikes and camps. Adult Helpers are required to hold a Blue Card, and complete National e-Learning Child Safe Scouting and WHS for Scouting modules.
Youth Program Supporters
A Youth Program Supporter is defined as a person who provides services to the Group, including assistance in Section Meetings but not on a regular basis; motor vehicle transport for Youth Members or for equipment to attend events away from the Scout den; cooking and similar support services at overnight or full day Scout activities. A Youth Program Supporter is not a Member of the Movement, however must hold a valid Blue Card and within six months complete National e-Learning Child Safe Scouting and WHS for Scouting modules.
Child Safe Scouting: In this module you will learn about Child Safe Scouting and:
★ Know how our values and attitudes can impact on acknowledging child abuse and/or neglect
★ Understand how child abuse is often discounted
★ Appreciate your role as a trusted, non-threatening adult
★ Be aware of the importance of maintaining a child focus
★ Understand your responsibility to report, including suspicion of abuse.
Module Time: 55 minutes.
WHS for Scouting: Although the WHS legislation is all encompassing, it was mostly written with only commercial workplaces in mind. Working with Safework Australia, Scouts has developed a clear framework that interprets the law in the context of Scouting. This module explains WHS in the context for Scouting.
Module Time: 20 minutes.
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