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

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Keeping Everyone Happy - The Review Process

Workshop recording for volunteer line managers

Positive and regular reviews can create a happy and effective team. Prevention is better than cure!

This workshop focuses on the Group Scout Leader and District Explorer Scout Commissioner's responsibilities around the review process. The workshop content includes:

  • formal and informal procedures
  • support around difficult conversations
  • useful tools to familiarise yourself with in this area
  • role descriptions
  • review policy and compliance
  • talent management

Watch the workshop recording.

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Appointment Review Form

There is an official document for your formal review called the AR form (appointment review form) on the website.

At present, the completed form is returned to the District Appointments Secretary with a recommendation to reappoint, reassign, or retire. This is then taken to the Appointments Committee for review.

The purpose of this meeting is to ensure that an appropriate Appointment Review process has been followed, and that the recommended outcomes are being actioned.

Download Appointment Review Form in PDF

Reviews guidance for line managers

Our reviews guidance helps line managers prepare for reviews with their team.

Discover reviews guidance for line managers

Having constructive conversations

There could be times you’ll need to talk about an uncomfortable or delicate topic with someone in your team.

The constructive conversations webpage gives tips for making difficult conversations as successful as possible.

Read tips for constructive conversations


Information for Commissioners about restricting and suspending a volunteer's involvement in Scouts.

Find out more about suspensions