Congratulations – you are almost through the appointment process and are ready to get stuck into your role!
We know that there is a lot to take in when starting Scouting as an adult either for the first time or when changing roles/Groups/Units and we are keen that you are well supported, particularly through your first few months. Where to find resources; how to navigate processes and systems; where equipment is kept; and making contacts across your Group/Mersey Weaver; are just some questions you may have.
Each new volunteer will be appointed a Mentor. Your Mentor is a friendly face, who is on hand to answer questions; offer advice and guidance; support you with your Getting Started training modules; and signpost you to resources and contacts.
Your Mentor will run through an Induction Checklist with you to ensure you have key areas covered and know where to ask for help.
If at any point you have any queries or concerns, please contact your Induction Mentor or Manager for support. They will be happy to help you find what you are looking for or explain how Scouting processes work.
Please speak to your Line Manager and/or Appointments Secretary to find out who your Induction Mentor is.
All our volunteers are required to complete training relevant to their role which includes Getting Started training, this must be completed as soon as possible after starting in your new role and must be done within five months from the date your provisional appointment is issued.
Upon accepting an appointment in the Scout Association you are required to show that you have the skills and knowledge appropriate to your role. For those appointments that require formal adult training, the relevant training modules needed to gain Wood Badge recognition must be completed within a period of three years. If this is not done within three years of the full appointment, then it may be cancelled. Further information on our Adult Training scheme can be found in the member’s area at www.scouts.org.uk.