Developing your role as a leader

“Adult volunteers are at the heart of Scouting, and we hope that you will get every bit as much out of it as you put in. Scouting is not only about young people, but also about the development of adults within the Movement.” The Scout Association

Getting Started as a Leader
As a leader, you’ll find working with children is very satisfying but also demanding! There’s some on-line learning that will help you understand the role. Please complete these as soon as you can (within the first month ideally!) Once you’ve completed the first three, we can confirm you as a leader. But please complete the last two as well.

Essential Information
Getting Started
General Data Protection Regulations
Safeguarding awareness

Going Further – The Development Programme
So you’re fully fledged as a leader! There’s still much more to learn and the modules will help you get your head around all the factors that go to make a successful colony, pack or troop. 

You should aim to complete your the development programme and hence gain your Wood badge (the Kite Mark for Leaders!)  within 2 years and certainly within 5.  Details of the Wood Badge training is here

One module addresses First Aid. This is a practical module provided at locations around South Yorkshire through the year. You can book onto a course here

Training Resources

Details of the Association’s training programme is here

On the pages in this section of this website you will find resources that we have found useful. If you locate anything you think should be in this section, please let the GSL have the details.

Essentials Tools for the role Fundamentals Changes in Scouting
Administration Balanced Programme Managing Behaviour