Explorer Scout Leader and Assistant - Bonnyrigg

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Explorers: Try more. See more. Do more. As an Explorer Leader, you’ll join in and make memories to last a lifetime. Explorer Scouts are young people, usually aged between 14 and 18 years old. They make up the fourth section of the Scouting family. And we are looking for an Explorer Scout Leader and Assistant (Friday).
Explorer leaders are passionate about giving young people a voice. They are enablers: supporting young people to pursue their interests and push their boundaries.
Explorers are encouraged to lead themselves in deciding the programme and direction of the Unit, with support and guidance from leaders. The Explorer Scout Leader and Assistant Section Leader therefore support/look after an Explorer Scout Unit. They are responsible for developing and providing quality Explorer Scouting and working with the District Explorer Scout Commissioner in developing and supporting Explorer Scouting in the District as a whole.
Would you like the chance to canoe, climb and make bird boxes while improving your CV? As an Explorer Scout Leader in the 14th Midlothian Scout Group you will do all of this and more, using your current skills and learning new ones. We are looking for a fun, committed person to support young people, helping run games and activities as part of regular meetings. As part of a small team, you will support planning and delivering a safe and exciting programme for young people, helping them achieve badges and awards. Enthusiasm, an empathy with young people and a sense of humour are a must. But we can teach you the rest! We’ll support you all the way and ensure you get the training and support you need. Scouting offers fun, friendship and life changing adventure but this is only made possible by our talented teams of volunteers.
There is no doubt that you will already have knowledge and experience that will complement the provided training.

Organisation aims and objectives

South East Scotland Scouts prepares young people with skills for life - helping them speak up and play their part. Each week we give over 6,000 young people aged 6 to 25 the skills they need for school, college, university, the job interview, the important speech, the tricky challenge, and the big dreams: the skills they need for life across South East Scotland. By 2023 Scouts will have prepared more young people with skills for life, supported by amazing leaders delivering an inspiring programme. We will be growing, more inclusive, shaped by young people and making a bigger impact in our communities. Our mission: Scouting actively engages and supports young people in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society Our values: We act with care, respect, integrity, cooperation, exploring our own and others’ beliefs Our goals: By delivering this plan we will achieve the following goals against our four objectives











Experience required: You will need: The ability to work with other adults as part of a team. An acceptance of Scouting principles. Experience of the Scout movement is desirable but not essential as training is provided. Enthusiasm, energy and the confidence in working with children and taking the lead in running meetings. An interest in voluntary work with young people. To be a dedicated and prepared to show commitment to the success of the Explorer Unit. A good level of spoken English is required.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Training details: Induction varies per person and per role. Our training is award-winning. After spending time finding the right role for a new or existing volunteer, the first few months are spent providing information, meeting people, having a go and completing a training programme made up of mandatory, role specific and ongoing learning.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

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