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Roles in Scouting

Here’s some information about the different roles available in Scouting at a Group level.

Group Scout Leader (GSL).

This person is the leader of the group. They are responsible for al the adults to ensure that everyone is happy and doing what they feel best at. They manage and support the Scout Group and its Leaders to ensure it runs effectively and that Scouting within the Group develops in accordance with the rules and policies of The Scout Association. For a fact sheet, please click here.

Section Leader

This person manages and leads the operation of the Section. A Section is Beavers, Cubs, Scouts or Explorers. They lead the planning of the programme with the help of others in that section. For a fact sheet, please click here.

Assistant Section Leader

This person helps the Section Leader and can take charge if needed. For a fact sheet, please click here

Sectional Assistant

Someone who helps each week at the Section meetings. For a fact sheet, please click here.

Occasional Helper

Someone who comes to help occasionally (generally on a rota) but no more than 12 times per year. Click here for some more information.