Kurilpa Scout Group actively engages with the local community and welcomes community support. All of its programs are run by volunteers offering their time and resources, and they always welcome new adult volunteers. If you are interested in learning more, they would love to hear from you.
Scout Leaders are responsible for helping to devise and deliver programs that support young people in reaching their potential. Not only do Leaders help youth members develop valuable skills in an environment of responsible risk-taking, but they themselves develop a variety of skills in leadership, project management and event planning.
No prior experience is necessary to become a Scout Leader. All Leaders undergo training on all aspects of youth leadership, program planning, safety and other requirements. They are also given resources of program ideas to help them get started.
Leaders are required to attend group meetings one night a week during school terms, a monthly Leaders meeting, and group activities such as hiking or camping trips which take place a few weekends during the year. Child safety is very important to Scouts. Therefore, along with training in child safety, adult members must undergo a standard Police check to ensure the safety of our youth members.
Types of leaders: Group Leaders – responsible for leading and promoting the Scout Group in the local community, Section Leaders and Assistant Section Leaders (Joey Scout, Cub Scout, Scout, Venturer Scout) – responsible for the planning and running of exciting, challenging weekly and weekend programs, Activity Leaders – Adults who have a certain interest in adventurous activities such as abseiling or water activities have the opportunity to become an Activity Leader, Leaders of Adults – are involved in training other adult members of Scouting.
Scouts Australia operates a Wood Badge Training Program for the development of all its Adult Leaders. We also operate the Scouts Australia Institute of Training, a registered training organisation, which offers a wide variety of courses in Leadership, Business, Management and Outdoor Recreation. Through this scheme, your Scouting qualifications can be externally accredited, so they are relevant and recognised in the professional world.
To find out more about adult volunteer opportunities near you, contact Kurilpa Scout Group at firstname.lastname@example.org