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Beaver Leader

1st Cheam Scout Group

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Project Overview
Beaver Scouts are the youngest members of the Group. They meet weekly to take part in a wide range of activities including games, crafts, singing, visits and good turns, along with plenty of outdoor activities. Working in their ‘lodges’ Beavers will also have the opportunity to take part in the fun and excitement of camps and sleepovers. It may be the first time they spend a night away from home so it’s a real adventure for them. Through a structured programme Beavers work towards their activity and challenge badges and can attain the Chief Scout's Bronze award. The role of the Beaver Scout leader is to manage and lead the operation of the Section. In particular, the planning and delivery of the Balanced Programme, with the help of Assistant Section Leaders, Section Assistants.

What you will be doing
• Delivery of a safe, exciting and stimulating Balanced Programme taking into account the needs, interests and abilities of the Beavers and promotes the achievement of badges and awards.
• Ensuring that Beavers have the opportunity to attend at least one nights away experience each year.
• Work with the Group Scout Leader, Group Executive Committee and others to support recruit and induct Assistant Leaders and Section Assistants.
• Make and maintain good relationships with parents/carers of the young people.

Skills, experience and attributes required
• Ability to enthuse, work with and encourage children in the relevant age range is essential.
• Good communication skills with an ability to respond to issues if they arise.
• Have a helpful and caring manner and can offer a warm welcome to new members.
• Reliable and trustworthy and able to respect confidentiality, as you might have access to sensitive information.
• Ability to demonstrate leadership and able to help motivate a team
•Good administrative and organisational skills.

Induction and training process
The Scout Association run a well structured and comprehensive training scheme and appointment process that recognises the relevant safety and safeguarding requirements of each role and supports the development of skills required to be successful in the appointed position. The modular training programme is tailored to take account of relevant 'existing' knowledge and can mainly be completed 'on-line'. All adults need to complete the 'appointment process' (including acceptable personal enquiries and acceptance of The Scout Association's policies). During the five months of Provisional Appointment the relevant Getting Started modules must be completed. A 'Wood Badge' must be completed within three years of Full Appointment, and ongoing safeguarding, safety and 1st Aid training completed.

Support available
Support for all roles is provided through the Scout Association training scheme and the allocation of a Training Adviser. Support within Groups is provided by the Group Scout Leader, the Group Executive Committee and by fellow leaders and adult volunteers. The Scout Group operates within the Sutton Scout District that has a structured support mechanism through a series of District appointments under the supervision of the District Commissioner. Section Leaders and the Group Scout Leader have the opportunity to meet periodically with members of other Groups and the District Team to discuss issues and share experiences. The Scout Association itself provides an extensive members support facility.

Time Commitment (estimated)
2 hours weekly meetings plus preparation and communication with parents/carers as required (2 hours per week) Periodic attendance at Group Leader meetings (approx. 4 per year). Day outings as self determined. One 'nights away' experience per annum (minimum). Other activities and involvement are self determined depending on how much commitment each individual wishes to make.

Volunteer expenses
Expenses incurred in running the section are re-imbursed by the Group. Personal expenses including personal transport are usually met by the individual.

Weekly Meeting: 5.30pm – 6.45pm
Age of Participants: 6 – 8 years old
Responsible To: Group Scout Leader

Finance & Accountancy,Teaching & Training,Youth Work,Administration,Advice, Information & Support,Art & Design,Befriending, Buddying & Mentoring,Community Work,General & Helping

Art & Craft,Basic IT skills - internet & email,Creative & Design,Managing People,Organising & Planning,Motivator,Communication Skills,Helpful & Caring,Leadership Skills

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21 Malden Road, Cheam, Surrey.

SM38QD

The 1st Cheam Scout Headquarters is situated in Malden Road Cheam opposite t he Prince of Wales public house and adjacent to Mickleham Gardens. It is served by bus routes 151 and 213.

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