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  • Children


  • Youth Work

1st Cowfold Scout Group was first formed in 1963, and today we are a thriving Scout Group of over 120 young people ranging from Beaver Scouts (ages 6-8), through Cubs (ages 8-10.5), Scouts (ages 10.5-14) and Taurus Explorers (ages 14-18).  Although we are based in Cowfold we also have many members from our surrounding villages of Lower Beeding, Plummers Plain, Handcross, Nuthurst, Mannings Heath, Bolney, Partridge Green, Twineham, Wineham and Monks Gate.

Group Scout Leader

We are seeking a Group Scout Leader due to new tenure arrangements which means our current GSL has to step down.

The overall purpose of the GSL role is to manage and support the Scout Group and its Leaders to ensure it runs effectively and that Scouting within the Group develops.

What skills do I need?

The biggest myth about who is suitable as a GSL is that they must have had experience of Scouting themselves! The induction, training and on-going support that a new volunteer receives will help fill in this background. So instead, we are looking for someone who:

• Is a people-person, able to motivate, support and lead a team of adults.

• Is a good time manager (able to balance personal life & other commitments).

• Is a good planner and can communicate in a timely and effective way.

• Wants to see more young people experience what Scouting can offer!

The initial training provided by the Scout Association covers: the fundamentals of Scouting, first aid, skills of leadership and working with adults, administration, and how to support and manage Scouting as a GSL.


  • Children


  • Youth Work


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When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 21/02/2020

End Date: 10/05/2023

Slot Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No No No No
Afternoon No No No No No No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

Various sessions. To be discussed with potential volunteers.


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