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To: [Company/individuals name] 

Dear [Company/individuals name],  


The search is on for a new volunteer team leader for [Group / District name] Scouts, and we need you to think about anyone you know who would thrive in this role! 

So what is the role?

This role holds to the title of Group Scout Leader (GSL) / District Commissioner (DC) and acts as a manager, supporting other volunteers to ensure the [Group / District] runs effectively and provides quality Scouting to more and more young people in [District name] and the surrounding area. This role would be great for an individual and but also work well as a role share with a team of 2 or 3 people.  

In a nutshell, the GSL / DC would: 

  • Inspire and enthuse people
  • Apply strategic thinking to a challenge
  • Build and lead a team of key volunteers
  • Be resourceful and energetic
  • Believe passionately about developing young people and volunteers

What’s in it for you? 

Volunteering with us is both fun and rewarding. It offers the opportunity to develop a range of skills and attributes which are transferable to the workplace, such as confidence, social skills, teamwork ability and leadership and management skills, including line management experience. In addition to this is the opportunity to rediscover adventure, make new friends and get involved in the community; all of which is great for personal development and will enhance the CV. At the same time this could support your Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities and objectives. 

There are a number of different ways to apply or nominate someone else:  

  • Download the Vacancy Pack which contains a full role description, a nomination form and an application form. 
  • Click hereto apply/nominate someone using our online form. 
  • Contact [name and role] at [email address] or [telephone number].

Please could we ask that you share the attached literature [the Vacancy Pack] and a copy of this email with your employees to view? 

The closing date for receiving applications is the [Date]. 

Thank you for your time so far, and if you have any questions please do get in touch! We would be more than happy to send a representative to talk to interested employees about volunteering for the Scout Association, and if this is something that would be useful please contact us on [telephone number] or [email address]. For more information please visit or [local website]. 



On behalf of the [Group/District Name] GSL/District Search Group