Scout Group Leader - posted 6/6/2021

Are you looking to volunteer your management skills to help your local community?


Haslemere 1st Scouts are looking for a scout group leader. A group leader does not have to meet each week or take part in scouting overall.


What is the role of Group Scout Leader?

The overall purpose of the GSL role is to manage and support the Scout Group and its Leaders to ensure it runs effectively and that Scouting within the Group develops.


The main tasks that a Group Scout Leader would be asked to do are to:

Ensure that the Scout Group thrives and has the best systems in place to support adult volunteers and develop the Group including a Group Executive Committee and Section leadership teams.


Provide line management and support to the Leaders in the Scout Group, including setting objectives for their work and holding regular reviews and one-to-one meetings.


Ensure that the Scout Group has an adequate team of supported and appropriate adults working effectively together and with others to meet the Scouting needs of the sections and Group.


Ensure that a challenging, exciting and balanced programme is offered by the Leaders to the young people in the Scout Group.


Work with the District Commissioner and other Group Scout Leaders in the District to ensure that the District thrives and mutual support exists.


Some of the tasks for which the Group Scout Leader is responsible may be delegated to others in the Group.


What is the time commitment?

The time commitment varies for the GSL role but might average out about 3-4 hours per week. This could be used to visit the sections, have a meeting with people from the Group or plan an event.


To find out more, click on the "Fill in an Application" button.

Mission Statement

Scouting exists to actively engage and support young people in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society.