The role of Group Scout Leader (GSL), is interesting, challenging, exciting and rewarding!
All Scout Groups need a Group Scout Leader (GSL), in fact they are key to the success of the Group.
Supporting and managing the adult leadership team, ensuring that they have the resources
needed to run their sections, making sure that the local community knows about the Group and
that the Sections provide a warm welcome to everyone who wants to be involved are the main
responsibilities of the role.
Additionally, the Group Scout Leader works in partnership with the Group Chairman and together
they lead the Group Executive Committee, the board of trustees that run the Scout Group.
Great Scouting happens at Group level so the GSL is vital in ensuring that the best possible
Scouting is available for young people in the area.
The time commitment is flexible and depends on the situation of the Scout Group. There is an
expectation that you will be able to attend meetings of the Group Executive Committee (4 to 6 a
year), District GSL meetings (3 a year), and keep in contact with the adult in each section of the
Group, as appropriate
Management, Team leader
Ensure that the Scout Group thrives and has the best systems in place to support adult
volunteers and develop the Group – including a Group Executive Committee and
Section leadership teams.
Provide line management and support to the Leaders in the Scout Group, including
setting objectives for their work and holding regular reviews and one-to-one
Ensure that the Scout Group has an adequate team of supported and appropriate
adults working effectively together and with others to meet the Scouting needs of the
Ensure that a challenging, exciting and balanced programme is offered to young
people in the Scout Group.
Work with the District Commissioner, Deputy District Commissioner(s) and other
Group Scout Leaders in the District to ensure that the District thrives and supports
- Age restrictions
- DBS check required
- Equal Opportunities Policy
- Expenses reimbursed
- Health and Safety Policy
- Ongoing support
- Recruitment Process
- Training provided
- Volunteer induction
- Volunteer Policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
- Written role description
When can I volunteer?
Start Date: 01/04/2021
The time commitment is flexible and depends on the situation of the Scout Group. There is an expectation that you will be able to attend meetings of the Group Executive Committee (4 to 6 a year), District GSL meetings (3 a year), and keep in contact with the adult in each section of the Group, as appropriate.
This opportunity has no specific location.