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District Explorer Scout Commissioner

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District Explorer Scout Commissioner
Harrogate and Nidderdale District Scouts Association
Description of the role:

Be Prepared for Adventure! Scouting has exciting opportunities for volunteers in the Harrogate and Nidderdale District. Purpose of the role of District Explorer Scout Commissioner is to run the Explorer Scout section of Scout Units across the District to ensure they run effectively, planning programmes for young people in the age range 14-18.

In 2015 Scouting introducing a revised programme based on the themes of Outdoors and Adventure, World and Skills through which young people can gain experience in such activities as camping, climbing, water, air and other land based activities.
Scouts covers the age range from 6-25 in 5 sections for girls as well as boys. This vacancy covers the whole District from Harrogate, Pateley Bridge, Knaresborough and Marston Moor near to York. The Primary Leader role is to volunteer with young people to assist with programmes on a weekly, term time basis with occasional weekends.

Skills and qualities needed for the role:

Skills needed are an ability to assist with planning programmes for young people in the age range 14-18, to also include Duke of Edinburgh Award criteria; Understanding of the challenges of volunteering in the voluntary sector; Experience of volunteering with young people and/or community volunteer with adult groups; Experience of volunteering in the Scout or Guide Movement as an adult is desirable but not essential; An ability to get on with people of all ages is also desirable; Use basic computer software Skills learned through Scouting whether administrative or as a leader are transferable, and can be listed on employment applications

Practical information:

Training is provided.


Additional Information
DBS check needed: Yes
Driving licence needed: No
Car owner: No
Open to: Ages 18+
Is this role wheelchair accessible?: No
Culross House
20 Omega Street
North Yorkshire
Last updated: 02.05.2019
Organisation Information

Harrogate Scouts has Beaver Colonies and Cub Packs which welcome boys and girls between 6 and 10. Scout Troops and Explorer Units welcome boys and girls between 10 and 18 years. 18 - 25 year olds are Network Scouts. We abide by the rules of the Association. Our aim is to develop members socially, physically, spiritually and intellectually. We cater for able-bodied people and people with disabilities. Our District membership is made up of 14 groups mainly centered around Harrogate and Knaresborough. We have a District Campsite at Thornthwaite in Nidderdale with an excellent range of facilities including an activity centre sleeping 40.

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