Volunteering at Scouts is changing to help us reach more young people Discover what this means


When: Ongoing Where: At the following Groups/Units
Bedale ESU
The Bedale Centre
Low Moor ESU
20th Bradford South HQ
Netherlands Avenue
Contact: District Lead Volunteer Contact Email: join@bradfordsouthscouts.org.uk Open Volunteer Spots: Unlimited

We’re looking for volunteers to help deliver an exciting Explorer Scout programme across Bradford South.

Members of our TeamExplorers will help plan, resource & deliver the Explorer Scout Programme using instructor-led, parent-led and young person led activities.

The Person

You will be an enthusiastic sharer of skills and knowledge in a non-formal manner, which may often involve learning the skills before sharing them.

Explorer Scouts is the 4th section for our youth members who are aged 14-18 years . In particular:

  • Support the delivery of a safe, exciting and stimulating Balanced Programme for the Unit taking into account the needs, interests and abilities of the Young People by:
  • building and developing young people’s confidence, sense of adventure and outdoor skills, as well as encouraging them to explore their beliefs and attitudes and be creative.
  • Encouraging Explorers to work together and take the lead on all sorts of projects, from community based work to planning games and activities for their meetings.
  • Providing regular opportunities and supporting the Explorers  to express their views on the programme and running the Unit, and then helping to ensure that those views are taken into account.

The Training


Scouting has a core set of training that Team members will need to undertake:

  • Module 1 – Essential Information
  • General Data Protection Regulations
  • Safety
  • Safeguarding
  • Module 3 – Tools for the Role
Tools of the Role

Your role will require you to use the following software packages:

  • Online Scout Manager
  • Office365 (Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams, Powerpoint)

If you have no experience of those packages, we will support you in gaining skills.

Core Tasks/Responsibilities

  • Delivery of a safe, exciting and stimulating Balanced Programme for the Explorer Scout Section taking into account the needs, interests and abilities of the Explorer Scouts.
  • Assisting young people to achieve badges and awards.
  • Assisting with residential experiences for the section.
  • Assisting the section with taking part in a varied, exciting and safe programme of activities.


Explorer ScoutsWhy you’re doing the role
Explorer Section LeaderYour Team Leader
Assistant Explorer Section LeaderYour Spare Team Leader
District Explorer Scout CommissionerExplorer Head Honcho
Assistant District Commissioner – Scouts / District Scout LeaderSupplier of Explorers
Explorer Unit TeamsYour colleagues & Support Network

The Process

Every volunteer who applies will be required to undergo a DBS check, and a brief interview with the District Appointments Panel to ensure you know what you’ve agreed to undertake.

Whilst that’s going through the process, any Mandatory Training needs completing within 5 months of DBS being submitted.

Progression Opportunities

Once you have been in role for 6-9 months, we’ll have a chat with you to see what further training opportunities you wish to explore. Your prior experience, and how you would like to continue your Scouting journey, will be part of that discussion.

Some of the opportunities available to you are listed below; this list is not exhaustive.

Team LeaderTake on a role that is more directly responsible for your team and gain your Wood Badge.
Skills InstructorWork towards an instructor qualification such as Shooting, Archery, Climbing. Grant funding may be available to subsidise the courses.
Training AdviserSupporting others through their training.

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