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Volunteering at Scouts is changing to help us reach more young people

Volunteering is changing to help us reach more young people

Volunteering is changing at Scouts. Read more

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Providing Direction

Providing Direction is one of the six core skills for Managers and Supporters in Scouting.


  • Lead by example to promote a co-operative culture of working.   
  • Create a vision for the future development of local Scouting that takes into account the strategic objectives of The Scout Association and other relevant development plans.   
  • Develop a plan to realise the vision for local Scouting, implement and regularly review it.   
  • Provide leadership, inspiration and motivation for all adults volunteering in local Scouting.   
  • Ensure that everyone in local Scouting follows the policies and rules of The Scout Association.

Learning Opportunities

There are a number of learning opportunities available to enable you to gain the required knowledge and skills to validate this area of the training scheme.
Check out the Leadership and Management Training pages to find out more about how these learning opportunities fit into the training for Managers and Supporters.
Independent Learning
  • Planning for Growth
  • Leading Local Scouting
Skills Courses
  • Skills of Management
  • Achieving Growth

Validation Criteria

Details of the validation criteria for this training can be found in the Adult's Personal File for Managers and Supporters.