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Leaders are a vital section of our Scout Group. Without appropriately trained leaders the Group would not function to its full potential, if at all. Also contrary to the belief of many, they are unpaid volunteers who give freely of their time for the benefit of the young people and fully support the aims of The Scout Association.

There are various types of leaders –

Managerial – the Group Scout Leader.

Section Leaders – for the Beaver Scout, Cub Scout, and Sea Scout Sections.

Assistant Section Leaders – for the Beaver Scout, Cub Scout, and Sea Scout Sections.

Section Assistants – for the Beaver Scout, Cub Scout and Sea Scout Sections.

Administration – Group and All Sections.

Young Leaders – Young people under the age of 18, who assist the Group.


There are requirements to become Leaders. All persons over the age of 18 years have to have a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check, undergo Safeguarding Training and go on a First Aid course.

They then progress with Scout Association training to the requirements that suit their role.

The ultimate training qualification is completing the “Wood Beads” requirement. There are also various training qualifications for specific skills and activities.


Leaders wear a light blue shirt or blouse, navy blue activity trousers or skirt, a group maroon scarf with a woggle and lanyard, and a Scout belt. When they first join the Group their shirt or blouse and necker will be presented to them at their investiture. The Group also provide hats for ceremonial occasions.

Young Leaders

Young Leaders are young people under the age of 18 and must be a member of the Explorers. They help anywhere within the Group and can assist in any Section. They are an invaluable asset to the Group.


If you are interested in becoming a Leader, in the first instance, please contact the Group Scout Leader, Nick Francis.

Further information

Find out more about Leaders.

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