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Section Leadership Teams

A Section Leadership Team comprises all Section Leaders, Assistant Section Leaders, Section Assistants and Young Leaders working with the section. Working with the Section Leadership Team, the Section Leader(s) have responsibility for the planning of the programme and the management of the section.  

Explorer Young Leaders may work with Dreys, Colonies, Packs and Troops. 

It is the responsibility of Section Leadership Teams to actively encourage the transfer between sections and maintain effective links with other local Section Leaders and Scout Network Co-ordinators. The delivery of the section programme is the responsibility of the Section Leadership Team.  

Additional persons aged over 18, including parents and subject experts from the community, may be used on a regular or occasional basis to support the programme delivery. All additional adults need to conform to Rule   

Explorer Scout Young Leaders who are part of a Section Leadership Team, remain the responsibility of the Section Leader and must adhere to Rule 4.6.2 If no member of a Section Leadership Team with a full appointment can attend a section activity, the guidance of Rule must be followed. For all Scouting activities a risk assessment must be carried out (see Rule 9.1.1).  This risk assessment cannot override the minimum requirements required by the activity rules in POR chapter 9. Each section should have a mixed leadership team.