|Become a Leader|
There are many roles for adults in Scouts Australia. You may become a Leader of a Joey Mob, Cub Scout Pack, Scout Troop or Venturer Scout Unit, which involves varying degrees of program planning and weekly meetings.
You may have a certain interest in adventurous activities such as abseiling or water activities and become an Activity Leader.
As you progress through Scouting, you can also become involved in training and leading adults.
Leaders of Joey Scout Mobs, Cub Scout Packs, Scout Troops and Venturer Scout Units need to allocate one night a week for the group meeting during school term time. You will also need to attend group activities (e.g. hikes or camping trips) on a few weekends a year. Also attendance at a monthly meeting of Leaders is required.
Leaders are given training and support by other Leaders from Scouts Australia, and are given resources of program ideas. There is training in all aspects of youth leadership, program planning, safety and other requirements.
Before you are permitted to work with young people you will have to undergo interviews, and reference and police checks.
What Training Do I Have to Do?
Scouts Australia is a registered training organisation. Depending on what Leadership training you do with us, you could be awarded a nationally recognised Certificate III, IV or Diploma. This can give you some advance standing in certain further education courses and employment opportunities Australia-wide.
Training generally takes place on weekends.
What is the Cost?
You will have to purchase your own uniform, and depending on the activities of your Group, you may need to purchase (or borrow) some of your own equipment from time to time.
I don't have time to be a leader full-time. What else can I do?
Alternatively, contact your local group, who are always happy for people to help when they can. You could also join your local Group's Committee to help with the running and fundraising for the Group.
However, whenever you are involved in the position of working with young people you will be required to undergo a Police check.