Almost all adults in Scouting, including uniformed leaders, are volunteers. They give their time for free. But they are trained volunteers – the Scout Association has a thorough training programme that all Leaders undertake. All leaders have to undergo a full Criminal Records Bureau check, supply personal references and be approved by an Adult Appointments Committee before their first appointment. Appointments are also subject to regular review and renewal.
Each section has its own leadership team and runs its own programme but there are close links between the sections. The Group Scout Leader, Tony, provides support for all the sections.
The Scout Leader is Ed, with Anne, Neil and Declan as assistant leaders, and we have Frank and Freddie helping as ‘Young Leaders’.