Leaders

Scout Leaders come from all walks of life, from parents of Scouts, to childhood Scouts, to people with no Scouting experience at all!

Leader training is provided through the Scouts Australia Institute of Training, which is accredited to award nationally-recognised VET qualifications in Leadership and Management.

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.

Normally, Leaders need to commit to Group meetings one night per week during school term, a monthly Leaders’ meeting, and a few weekends a year for outdoor activities such as hiking and camping trips.

Don't have the time to be a full blown leader? What many people don’t realise is that there are plenty of flexible ways adults can get involved with or contribute to their local Scout Group without making the time commitment required for a uniformed leadership role. Adults can help by:

Volunteering for roles such as these helps to ‘free up’ the uniformed Leaders so they can focus on planning and running activities, and providing youth members with the best possible Scouting experience.