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Trading Up

All our hard work in recruiting parents means that there are a large number of occasional helpers volunteering for The Scout Association. But in fact, for many of these adults, becoming a sectional assistant could be a better option. A full scouting appointment brings with it a number of benefits, both for the individual and for the group as a whole.

For the benefits to both you, your group and the individual adult volunteers click on the Link

Role comparison table

 

Section leader and assistant section leader

Sectional Assistant

Scout Active Support member 

Occasional helper 

Function 

Manage the section

Support the leaders

Actively support Scouting (in line with service agreement)

Provide occasional support (and require a Criminal Records Bureau check)

Uniform and promise

Yes

Optional

Optional

No

Training required

Yes 
(Wood Badge)

Yes (Modules 1 and 3)

Yes 
(Module 1)

No

Scouting magazine

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Scouting Plus

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Public liability insurance cover

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Personal accident insurance cover

Yes

Yes

Yes

No (unless purchased separately)

Membership fee required

Yes

Yes

Yes

No