Leaders & Adult Members

Helensvale Leaders & Adult Members

Volunteer Leaders needed!

Leaders are the backbone of our movement. If you are looking for an adventure and the chance to help young people build a solid and positive foundation for their futures than you should become a Leader.

Leaders provide opportunities, inspire teamwork and perfect their abilities.

Why should I become a leader? Leaders are crucial to the success of the Scouting Movement. As a Leader you will have access to a wide variety of resources, an opportunity to give back to the community, and the experience to educate Youth Members in the values and skills most important for being a good citizen.

As a Leader you will achieve satisfaction from helping Youth Members set and achieve their own goals, while being there to help them when they fail and encourage them to continue. However, you will find that your proudest achievement will be building a strong bond of trust and friendship with the Youth Members.

What Can I Do as an Adult Leader?

As a Scouting Sectional Leader you’ll be responsible for altering your Sections Development Program to suit the particular needs of your group. You’ll be able to turn your ideas that evolve from your brainstorming sessions with other Leaders into reality and spend an exciting day trying them out in person before approving them. We encourage our Leaders to explore their creativity and work together while developing their programs and leading their youth.

As a Leader you can gain formal leadership qualifications, develop programs, work with like-minded individuals, and teach young people life lessons through offering them the experiences of a lifetime.

What Section should I lead?

Joey Scout Leaders work with young people aged 5 through to 7 and they ensure that weekly meetings and activities are designed to both entertain and improve the physical and mental abilities of their Joeys.

Cub Scout Leaders work with young people aged 8 to 10* and are responsible to help develop their Cub’s imaginations and foster their creative and mental abilities. Cub Leaders design their own activities to meet their weekly development program goals and help build confidence in their Cubs.

Scout Leaders work with young people aged 11 to 14* and foster independence and leadership in their Scouts while encouraging their teamwork abilities. Safe use of equipment and outdoors survival is at the heart of Scouts as adventure inspires their activities.

Venturer Scouts Leaders work with young adults aged 15 to 17* and are always available to their Venturer Scout Units to offer advice, encouragement, and support. As a Venturer Scout Leader you encourage independence and teamwork alike, while acting as a Scouting mentor. You’ll attend weekly meetings and supervise how your Venturer Scouts are turning their program goals into reality.

Rover Advisors work with adults aged 18 to 25 and are called Crew Advisors. Their responsibility is primarily to maintain close contact with the members of their Crew and to help and advise when needed. Crew Advisors act as friends and advisors rather than "leaders".

Adult Supporters

Adult Supporters are defined as persons appointed to assist Leaders in the delivery of the Youth Program on a regular basis and/or providing service to Scouting through membership of committees within a Group, District, Region, Branch or National level.
Adult Supporters are required to hold a Blue Card, and complete National e-Learning Child Safe Scouting and WHS for Scouting modules.
Please note that the two mandatory modules must be completed within three (3) months of joining, and re-affirmed every three (2) years.

National e-Learning

Child Safe Scouting: In this module you will learn about Child Safe Scouting and:
Know how our values and attitudes can impact on acknowledging child abuse and/or neglect
Understand how child abuse is often discounted
Appreciate your role as a trusted, non-threatening adult
Be aware of the importance of maintaining a child focus
Understand your responsibility to report, including suspicion of abuse.
Module Time: approximately 49 minutes.

WHS for Scouting: Although the WHS legislation is all encompassing, it was mostly written with only commercial workplaces in mind. Working with Safework Australia, Scouts has developed a clear framework that interprets the law in the context of Scouting. This module explains WHS in the context for Scouting.
Module Time: approximately 18 minutes.

Are you interested? Please email our Group Leader now!

Helensvale Scout Group

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