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Cub Leaders

Where: 1st Burnham-on-Sea Scout Hut, BASC Ground, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset TA8 2BS Contact: Toby Beard Contact Email: gsl@burnhamonseascouts.org.uk Contact Phone: 07966195542 Open Volunteer Spots: Unlimited

Members of our TeamCubs will help plan, resource & deliver the Cubs 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
Tools for the Role

Your role will require you to use the following software packages:

  • Online Scout Manager
  • Office365 (Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams, Powerpoint)

If you have no experience of those packages, we will support you in gaining skills.

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
1st Burnham-on-Sea 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 more directly responsible role 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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