Like most Scout Groups we are a small self-sufficient charity in our own right and every one from the uniformed leaders, the Group Scout Leader to the Group Exec give up their time voluntary. (Not just at section evenings, but weekends etc. to plan activities and fund raising to keep costs down).
It is the policy of the Scout Association to safeguard the welfare of all members by protecting them from physical and emotional harm. This is one reason why a uniformed leader, and indeed any form of 'helper' or leader at the group, has to undergo checks (PVG) which are made to ensure the individuals are suitable to work with young people.
Leaders have to attend an appointments committee before being awarded their warrant; they also have to attend a series of training courses including basic First Aid, Safety etc. before they gain their 'Wood Badge'.
The Section Leader has overall responsibility for the activities that section takes part in and specialised help may be sought from people specially trained in a particular activity such as First Aid, Climbing etc.
The Group Scout Leader (John Dymond) provides support for all sections.
All leaders also have to follow and abide by the Rules and Guidelines laid down in the Scout Association Publication Policy, Organisation & Rules' (POR)
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