Leading and Managing

Resources for Managers and Supporters

Our volunteers should be having just as much fun as the kids – but it’s only possible with the right kind of support. We’ve collated some useful resources for our Managers and Trustees that will help them carry out their role.

Activity Approval

POR (rule 9.1b)

“The District Commissioner is responsible for approving all activities for Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts and Explorer Scouts. This will usually be by means of an informal system agreed between the District Commissioner and each Group Scout Leader or District Explorer Scout Commissioner”.

POR (rule 9.1c)

“For Scout Network the relevant Commissioner is responsible for approving all activities for Scout Network Members at that level, i.e. a District Commissioner for District Scout Network Activities and the County Commissioner for County Scout Network Activities. This will usually be by means of an informal system agreed between the District Scout Network Commissioner, Assistant County Commissioner Scout Network or County Commissioner.

POR (rule 9.1d)

“The relevant District or County Commissioner is responsible for approving all activities for groups of adults (i.e. where each individual is aged 18 and over). This will usually be by means of an informal system agreed between the relevant Commissioner and the County Scout Network Commissioner (in respect of Scout Network), Scout Active Support Manager (in respect of Scout Active Support) or other person recognised by the relevant Commissioner.

Recruiting and managing volunteers

You don’t need to be Bear Grylls. You don’t even need to know how to put up a tent. Our door is open, so here’s how to walk on through.

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Grants and funds for your local group

Whether you want to take your Scouts on an adventure, or need to do repairs on the Scout hut, there could be funding available to you.

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Finances and insurance

This section covers types of insurance available, details on Scout group bank accounts, including VAT, accounting and reporting requirements. As well as Gift Aid FAQs. 

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Data protection and record management

Here you will find details on everything you need to know about GDPR and what records you must keep.

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Your Scout building

We provide guidance on managing your Scout building, including advice on building insurance, maintenance, safety and sponsorship.

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Training and support

Looking for support in training your volunteers? We outline how you can provided training for all our amazing volunteers.

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