Active Support

Active Support Unit

Scout Active Support allows people to give their time to Scouting on a flexible basis.
People can still be involved in Scouting without the full-time commitment of being a leader.

It provides a resource for Managers of local Scouting including Group Scout Leaders, District Commissioners and County Commissioners,
who can use it in whichever way is required.

Scout Active Support is for anyone over the age of 18 years.  
It is a way for adults to volunteer time to Scouting in a flexible way that suits them.

There is no requirement to have been involved in Scouting before joining.
All that is required is a willingness to volunteer some time to support Scouting.
An enhanced DBS check to be carried out.

Examples of Scout Active Support Units: Programme delivery to young people

The District Scout Active Support Unit can be a source of extra adult help in Leader absence.  
Or they can teach skills that the existing Leader team do not have, such as pioneering.

The District Scout Active Support Unit can provide support to Explorer Scouts or the Scout Network
when planning international expeditions. This could include fundraising.

The District Scout Active Support Unit can provide support and/or catering at :

  • District events
  • District Sectional Camps,
  • District Activities and Meetings
  • District AGM
  • Training Advisers
    e.g. include delivering Module 1, Essential Information

Enquiries can be addressed to: