Leader Role: Explorers

When: Ongoing

Where: Across Wokingham District

Contact: District Explorer Scout Commissioner

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Open Volunteer Spots: Unlimited

We’re looking for volunteers to help deliver an exciting blended programme for Explorer Scouts for one of our Explorer sections across the District.

Members of our Explorer Leadership team will help plan, resource & deliver the Explorer Programme using instructor-led, parent-led and young person led delivery.

The Person

You will be an enthusiastic sharer of skills and knowledge in a non-formal manner, which may often involve learning the skills before sharing them.

You will ideally have experience of online delivery via Zoom or Teams, if not a willingness to embrace technology to support Cubs is essential.

The Training

Mandatory

Scouting has a core set of training that Team members will need to undertake:

  • Module 1 – Essential Information
  • General Data Protection Regulations
  • Safety
  • Safeguarding
  • Module 3 – Tools for the Role

Core Tasks/Responsibilities

  • Running games and activities as part of weekly section meetings and other section events.
  • Assisting young people to achieve badges and awards.
  • Assisting with residential experiences for the section.
  • Assisting the section with taking part in a varied, exciting and safe programme of activities.

Relationships

RoleRelationship
Wokingham Youth MembersWhy you’re doing the role
Section LeaderYour Team Leader
Assistant Section LeaderYour Spare Team Leader
Group Scout LeaderGroup Head Honcho
Assistant District Commissioner – SectionSupporter
Group Section TeamsYour colleagues
Other Section Teams across the DistrictYour Support Network

The Process

Every volunteer who applies will be required to undergo a DBS check, and a brief interview with the District Appointments Panel to ensure you know what you’ve agreed to undertake.

Whilst that’s going through the process, any Mandatory Training needs completing within 5 months of DBS being submitted.

Progression Opportunities

Once you have been in role for 6-9 months, we’ll have a chat with you to see what further training opportunities you wish to explore. Your prior experience, and how you would like to continue your Scouting journey, will be part of that discussion.

Some of the opportunities available to you are listed below; this list is not exhaustive.

RoleDescription
Section LeaderTake on a role that is more directly responsible for your team and gain your Wood Badge.
Group ManagementFollow the Manager & Support training pathway as a route to becoming a Group Scout Leader or Deputy Group Scout Leader.
Skills InstructorWork towards an instructor qualification such as Shooting, Archery, Climbing. Grant funding may be available to subsidise the courses.
Training AdviserSupporting others through their training.
TreasurerManaging finances & financial strategy.

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