Clackmannanshire District Scouts

Charity registered in Scotland SC037100

Clackmannanshire Scouting has 500 youth members, both male and female, aged from 6 to 25, supported by 110 adult volunteers.

Scouting is organised into local Groups, who look after the three younger Sections: Beavers, Cubs and Scouts. Young people over the age of 14 are managed by the District.

This website will keep you updated as to what is happening in Scouting across the Clackmannanshire District.

So if you are not already involved why not find out more and come and join the adventure!


Current opportunities

Section Assistants are adult volunteers who assist the Section Leaders and Assistant Section Leaders in delivering the programme to young people in Scouting. As a section assistant, you will work closely with the Group Scout Leader (if assisting with Beavers, Cubs or Scouts) or the District Explorer Scout Commissioner (if assisting with Explorers). You will be engaging with young people, parents/carers, Section Leaders, other Section-based volunteers, Group Scout Leader or District Explorer Scout Commissioner, Young Leaders. Appointment Requirements: Must successfully complete the appointment process (including acceptable personal enquiries and acceptance of The Scout Association's policies). Complete Getting Started training requirements within 5 months of full appointment. It is expected that whilst volunteering for this role you will undertake regulated activity. Main Tasks • 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.

Outline: Support the operation of the Section. In particular, the planning and delivery of the Balanced Programme, with the help of other Section Leaders, Assistant Section Leaders, Section Assistants, Young Leaders and members of Scout Active Support as appropriate. Some of the tasks for which the Assistant Section Leader is responsible may be delegated to others in the Section, including other Assistant Section Leaders and Section Assistants. Responsible to: Group Scout Leader. Main Contacts: Young People, parents/carers, Section Leaders, Section Assistants, other Assistant Section Leaders within the Group, Group Scout Leader, Assistant District and County/Area Commissioners (Section), Explorer Scout Leader (Young Leaders), Young Leaders, Group Executive Committee members. Appointment Requirements: Must successfully complete the appointment process (including acceptable personal enquiries and acceptance of The Scout Association's policies). During the 5 months of Provisional Appointment the relevant Getting Started modules must be completed and a Wood Badge must be completed within three years of Full Appointment, as well as ongoing safeguarding and safety training. It is expected that whilst volunteering for this role you will undertake regulated activity. Main Tasks • Support the delivery of a safe, exciting and stimulating Balanced Programme for the Section taking into account the needs, interests and abilities of the Young People. • Support the safe delivery of the programme in accordance with the Policy, Organisation and Rules of The Scout Association. • Ensuring that every young person in the Section has the opportunity to attend at least one night’s away experience each year. • Actively support and promote the achievement of badges and awards, in particular the Chief Scouts Award. • Actively work with other adults in the Group to support and promote Group or multi-section activities and events. • Agree how you can support the Section Leader to ensure regular opportunities are provided for young people to express their views on the programme and running on the Section, and that those views are taken into account • Work with the Group Scout Leader, the Group Executive Committee and others to support recruiting and inducting appropriate Section Leaders, Assistant Leaders and Section Assistants. • Agree responsibilities with the Section Leader(s), Assistant Section Leader(s), Section Assistants and parent helpers taking into account the development of the individual’s leadership potential. • Ensure accurate records are kept of the Young People in the Section in accordance with the Data Protection Act and pass these records to the Section Leader when the Young Person reaches the age to move up to the next Section. • Regularly review the operation of the Section. Make and maintain good relationships with parents/carers of the Young People. This may include running a parent rota and/or inviting parents to support camps or other residential experiences. • Follow the Group’s financial procedures which must be in accordance with POR. • Attend and contribute to relevant Group and District meetings. These may include meetings of the Group Council, Leaders’ meetings (at Group, District or County level), and AGMs.