South East Scotland Scouts (Scottish Borders)

Charity registered in Scotland SC010563

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:

Current opportunity

Being a Scout Leader is so rewarding. Pick up practical and leadership skills but the real joy likes in helping young people to grow and develop and make new friends (and memories). Impact of COVID - a shortage of leaders has left children stuck on a waiting list. We have opportunities for Scout Leaders across the region. Main Tasks Have fun! Our adult volunteers get just as much out of Scouting as our young people do. As well as helping young people to the adventure of Scouting, you’ll also have fun, make friends, develop new skills and have unforgettable experiences. Also.... Delivery of a Balanced Programme: • Delivery of a safe, exciting and stimulating Balanced Programme for the Section taking into account the needs, interests and abilities of the young people. • Ensure the safe delivery of the programme in accordance with the Policy, Organisation and Rules of The Scout Association. • Ensure that every young person in the Section has the opportunity to attend at least one nights 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. • 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 (for example using Log Chews, Pack, Troop, Sixer or Patrol Leader forums, or any other method). • Actively co-operate with other section leaders to promote the Moving On from Section to Section. Operation of the Section: • Work with the Group Scout Leader, the Group Executive Committee and others to support recruiting and inducting appropriate Assistant Leaders and Section Assistants. • Agree responsibilities with Assistant Section Leaders, 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.