Did you know there is a Scout Active Support Unit near you with members who have a wide range of scouting skills and experience. Members who are CRB cleared and happy to step in and run a meeting for you using either your programme or one of their own.
Maybe you have an event and need help running bases, checkpoints on incident hikes, car park attendants or someone to make tea and coffee (yes they can all boil a kettle but that is probably the least of their skills).
All they ask is you contact them with a few weeks notice and you tell them what you are looking for in enough detail so they can approach their member(s) best suited to the task.
Occasionally they may have to decline as they are already committed to something else or just possibly don’t have the skill set you require, but they may well “know a man who does”.
If you do not know who the Scout Active Support Unit Manager is in your District have a word with your District Commissioner or failing that contact Colin Daniels, County Assistant Commissioner (Adult Support)..
In addition to helping others the Active Support Units, a bit like Explorer Scout Young Leaders and Scout Network, have their own programme of social activities. The units are open to all adults in scouting: Leaders, Assistants, occasional helpers, Officers, committee members, supporters, members of Scout Network. Well basically anyone over the age of 18. Contact Colin if you’d like to join an Active Support Unit and he will put you in touch with your local Manager.