The Scouting movement is run by volunteer adult leaders and we are no different at Phoenix Explorer Scouts. We are always happy to welcome new leaders into the Scouting movement if you have time, experience, and knowledge that you can give.
What is Required of an Adult Leader?
As a volunteer organisation, the level of contribution is down to you.
If you can spare two hours a week on a Wednesday night, you could become a Section Assistant (SA) or an Assistant Explorer Scout Leader (AESL) and join us for our weekly meetings.
If you can’t spare that much time you could become an Occasional Helper (OH) and join in our meetings and activities when time permits you to or when a specific skill you have could help us.
The only requirement is that you can successfully pass a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to show that you are eligible to work with children.
Is Training Provided?
Scouting has a broad and comprehensive scheme for adult training. Training Advisers in the Basingstoke East Scout District will help guide you through the training which is primarily hands-on training based on you demonstrating skill and knowledge with the young people.
Depending on the level of commitment you make, determines the amount of training that is required. Training is broken down into topic-specific modules; different modules are assigned to different roles. More information on adult training can be found on the Scout Association website.
If you complete the adult training programme and earn your Wood Badge, that even counts as a professional qualification you can use outside Scouting: Membership of the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).
Do Adults Wear Uniform?
Yes, adult leaders in Explorer Scouts, and Scouting in general wear uniform. Our uniform is very similar to that worn by the Explorer Scouts.
How Can I Find Out More?
If you are interested in helping Phoenix Explorer Scouts, want to find out more, or speak to somebody to understand how you can help and get involved, please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our leaders will be in touch.