Leaders

Leaders

Join our team and be part of Scouting as you develop your own skills in the great outdoors.

Most of the Leaders have youth in the program. The majority of us were in Scouting or Guiding as youths. The amazing experiences we have had, and the lifelong friends we have made along the way have made it one of the most rewarding experiences of our lives. If you are interested in going on epic adventures with your child, let us know. We provide full training and some of our Leaders are highly experienced trainers through our past Scouting lives.

  • Program leader: Program Scouters work directly with the young people to create the Scouting program. You will develop your own skills in the great outdoors and be a positive role model for young people.
  • Support roles: Assist with fundraising, event coordination, publicity, etc.

Screening

To ensure the safety of all members, all adult volunteers must complete a volunteer screening process which complies with the policies of the BPSA. The screening process includes:

  • Police Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search
  • Completion of the Application for Adult Membership
  • Checks with FOUR personal references
  • A personal interview

All new adult members will fill their positions on a trial basis for a period of four months. In this probationary period, the new adult volunteer is permitted to work with children only when under close supervision of an invested adult member. During this time, the volunteer will remain under the supervision and assessment of the Group Scoutmaster. Once this probationary period has been successfully completed, the new member may be invested.

Safety is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone is required to act with due consideration for the safety of the other members and to report any safety concerns or volunteer who may pose a risk to youth members.

Training

Volunteers are provided with training opportunities appropriate to their Scouting role in the form of training courses and on-the-job training. The training program for Scouters is called Wood Badge. New Scouters begin with Wood Badge Part I. Upon completion, they wear the Gilwell woggle as part of their uniform. Completion of further training earns Wood Badge Part II, which is recognized with the Gilwell necker and the Wood Badge, which is a necklace with two beads. (There are two levels of trainer qualification recognized with three and four beads.) In addition to program training, Scouters take skills training in specific areas such as first aid, water safety, canoeing, outdoor skills, etc.

Training and service with other Scouting/Guiding organizations are credited towards your service record with the BPSA.