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District Scout Network Commissioner Essentials

Induction and ongoing support guide


Congratulations on becoming a District Scout Network Commissioner. There are over 18,000 Scout Network members in the UK Scout Network, with every District also having their own District Scout Network. Each District Scout Network is unique in terms of its membership, but they’re all an essential part of the Association’s programme for young adults to learn, create and develop skills for life.

Hopefully, you will enjoy every minute in the role and relish the opportunity to increase the number of young people who benefit from quality Scouting in your local area. This pack is designed to support you as part of your induction process. It will provide you with the information and resources to help you carry out your role and will point you to the support available.

It should help you hit the ground running whilst you undertake and validate the relevant training modules with your Training Adviser. As you read through the pack you may identify a number of development issues that you feel will make a difference and we suggest you use your findings as the basis for a discussion with your Scout Network members to create a development plan to make your Scout Network even better.

Good luck!