Please note our Cub and Scout sections are currently closed. We are in need of volunteers to join our Cubs & Scout Section Leadership Team, and volunteers to join our Trustee Board. Search our Volunteer Page to find out more.

Section Team

The Section Team plans, delivers, and runs quality programmes safely. They make sure all young people can take part in the programme and gain skills for life. They also help young people work towards their Top Awards. With a brilliant programme, each young person can make a positive impact in society as they step up, speak up, and find their place in the world.

Section Teams will usually have at least one Team Leader (this can be a shared role). Team Leaders will help guide, support, and facilitate their team of adult volunteers to agree who’ll do what within the team.

They will also plan, deliver, and support an amazing programme for young people.  

Team Members are volunteers who plan, deliver, and support an amazing programme for young people.  

They can volunteer flexibly. Some may give their time every week, while others may give as much or as little time as they want. 

Young Leaders are Explorers who volunteer in a Squirrel, Beaver, Cub or Scout Section Team. They play an active role in the Section, bringing fresh ideas and acting as positive role models for young people.

What does the Section Team do?

Plan and deliver a great programme: 

  • Work with young people to plan and deliver a great programme, including nights away and adventurous activities, to help them achieve their Top Awards.
  • Find ways to continue to improve the programme.
  • Make good use of stakeholders in their community, including other Scout volunteers.

Create a safe environment: 

  • Create a safe environment for young people by sharing the Yellow Card with parents and carers, the Orange Card with Young Leaders, and display posters in your meeting place.
  • Check the programme can run safely.
  • Make sure adult:child ratios are always maintained and there’s a leader in charge for each session.
  • Brief helpers on the practical aspects of safety and safeguarding. This includes giving them a copy of the Yellow Card and confirming they’ve read and understood it. Make sure helpers know who to speak to if they have any concerns.
  • Create and review risk assessments.
  • Check there are first aid kits or supplies for all activities.  
  • Review safety incidents and report them in the right way.
  • Report any safeguarding concerns directly to the UKHQ Safeguarding Team.

Make sure there’s a great culture for everyone: 

  • Help young people and volunteers feel welcome and included, and make changes (when necessary) so the environment and activities are accessible for everyone.
  • Create leadership opportunities for Young Leaders.
  • Mentor volunteers in the team and help them develop, including Young Leaders.
  • Check volunteers behave positively and in line with Our Volunteering Culture.

I want to join the team

Complete our simple online enquiry form and one of our Group Leadership Team will be in touch.

Still considering it? No previous experience with young people? No problem. Whether you’d like to help out week-after-week or whenever-you-can, we provide training, learning opportunities and cups of tea – every step of the way. You will be supported at every step of your journey and if you decide that this isn’t right for you, that ok – there are lots of other ways to volunteer.