Current Vacancies (Spring 2011)


Title: Assistant Cub Scout Leader based at Staindrop.  Wednesday evenings.  Full training and uniform provided.

Outline: Support the operation of the Cub Scout Section; in particular, the planning and delivery of the

Balanced Programme to the Section, with the help of other Assistant Cub Scout Leaders, Pack Assistants,

Young Leaders and members of the Scout Fellowship.


 Title: Assistant District Commissioner (Cub Scouts)


 Outline: To work in partnership with the District Commissioner to ensure that effective operation of the

Scout Section in their District in accordance with the rules as laid down in POR of The Scout Association.

 Responsible for: District Leaders (if applicable)

 Responsible to: District Commissioner

 Main Contacts: CC, DCs, ACC (Scouts), other ADCs, District and County Advisers, District Administrator,

HQ, ADC (Scouts) from other Districts, GirlGuiding UK, Schools and other local Youth Organisations.

 Appointment Requirements: To understand and accept The Scout Association’s policies, have a

satisfactory CRB Clearance, Completion of Wood Badge, which includes the Section Supporter Modules

as detailed in the Adult’s Personal File and The Scout Association’s Adult Training Scheme.

 “General”



 Title: Assistant District Commissioner (Scouts)


 Outline: To work in partnership with the District Commissioner to ensure that effective operation of the

Scout Section in their District in accordance with the rules as laid down in POR of The Scout Association.

 Responsible for: District Leaders (if applicable)

 Responsible to: District Commissioner

 Main Contacts: CC, DCs, ACC (Scouts), other ADCs, District and County Advisers, District Administrator,

HQ, ADC (Scouts) from other Districts, GirlGuiding UK, Schools and other local Youth Organisations.

 Appointment Requirements: To understand and accept The Scout Association’s policies, have a

satisfactory CRB Clearance, Completion of Wood Badge, which includes the Section Supporter Modules

as detailed in the Adult’s Personal File and The Scout Association’s Adult Training Scheme.

 “General”



Title:  Assistant Cub Scout Leader based at Barnard Castle.  Either Monday or Tuesday evenings.  Full training and uniform provided.


Outline: Support the operation of the Cub Scout Section; in particular, the planning and delivery of the

Balanced Programme to the Section, with the help of other Assistant Cub Scout Leaders, Pack Assistants,

Young Leaders and members of the Scout Fellowship.



Why help?

There are many reasons why adults choose to volunteer for Scouting. Here are some that existing volunteers have given:
  • To give something back to the community: ‘I believe the kids get such a lot out of it; I just put a bit back for what the kids take out.’
  • To support the Leaders: ‘They give so much, you’ve got to give some of that back.’
  • Because volunteering is a ‘good thing’: ‘I just personally believe that you should always do some kind of voluntary work…otherwise nothing would get done in this world.’
  • As an enabler, so the Leader can do more: ‘If I can help Sam, our Leader, out by doing the little things, then it means she has got more time to give the kids and then they get more out of it.’
  • To spend more quality time with your child: ‘David used to go on his PlayStation2 while I read the paper after school and work – now we get a chance to do activities together.’
  • To develop your own skills: ‘I hadn’t used a compass since I was a Scout. After I learned how to use one again, I take one out on family walks. We get lost less than we used to!’
  • To enjoy and rediscover adventure for yourself: ‘We had a water fight at Beavers the other week, it was great!’





To enquire about any of these exiting roles please email the District Commissioner for further information.