Assistant section Leaders

Supporting meetings, programme planning and the of running activities or games. Empowering young people to learn new skills, make new friends and learn to stand on their own two feet.

No two weeks are the same, but the impact you make is always great.

Delivery of a Balanced Programme:

  • Support the delivery of a safe, exciting and stimulating Balanced Programme for the Section taking into account the needs, interests and abilities of the Young People.
  • Support the safe delivery of the programme in accordance with the Policy, Organisation and Rules of The Scout Association.
  • Ensuring that every young person in the Section has the opportunity to attend at least one night’s away experience each year.
  • Actively support and promote the achievement of badges and awards, in particular the Chief Scouts Awards.
  • Actively work with other adults in the Group to support and promote Group or multi-section activities and events.
  • Agree how you can support the Section Leader to ensure regular opportunities are provided for young people to express their views on the programme and running on the Section, and that those views are taken into account (for example using Log Chews, Pack, Troop, Sixer or Patrol Leader forums, or any other method).
  • Actively support the Section Leaders to promote the Moving On from Section to Section.

Operation of the Section

  • Work with the Group Scout Leader, the Group Trustee Board and others to support recruiting and inducting appropriate Section Leaders, Assistant Leaders and Section Assistants.
  • Agree responsibilities with the Section Leader(s), Assistant Section Leader(s), Section Assistants and parent helpers taking into account the development of the individual’s leadership potential.
  • Ensure accurate records are kept of the Young People in the Section in accordance with the Data Protection Act and pass these records to the Section Leader when the Young Person reaches the age to move up to the next Section.
  • Regularly review the operation of the Section. Make and maintain good relationships with parents/carers of the Young People. This may include running a parent rota and/or inviting parents to support camps or other residential experiences.

Wider Group tasks:

  • Follow the Group’s financial procedures which must be in accordance with POR.
  • Attend and contribute to relevant Group and District meetings.
  • These may include meetings of the Group Council, Leaders’ meetings (at Group, District or County level), and AGMs.
  • Note: any other tasks are to be agreed with the Line Manager


  • Ability to support the above activities. 


  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
    18 plus
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
    Initial training accessed online with face to face training available, on going training offered to deliver adventurous activities to our young people.
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Written role description

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