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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

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Using Resources

Using Resources is one of the six core skills for Managers and Supporters in Scouting.

Objectives

  • As part of the local Executive Committee, ensure that appropriate financial measures are in place.   
  • As part of the local Executive Committee, ensure that there is an adequate income for local Scouting including the identification of other income sources such as grants.   
  • Ensure that the health and safety of everyone involved in local Scouting is properly managed.   
  • Work with the local Executive Committee and others to ensure that local Scouting has sufficient physical resources to support its work with youth members.   
  • Work with the local Executive Committee and others to minimise the negative impact and maximise the positive impact that local Scouting has on the environment.   
  • Make decisions about matters within local Scouting based on the best available information.   
  • Manage information appropriately:  
    • Ensure that key knowledge within local Scouting is properly managed and used to improve the operation of local Scouting.
    • Ensure that all adults in local Scouting have the right information provided in a timely manner and in the most effective way.
  • Provide resources, support and encouragement for teams of volunteers within local Scouting to work in many ways.   

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

  • Finance and Physical Resources
  • Decision Making

Skills Courses

  • Skills of Management
  • Achieving Growth
  • Meeting the Challenges

Validation Criteria

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