Any camp depends on the quality and to some degree, quantity of the staff involved in bringing the programme and services to the participants. They are the human face of the event and a key function of the camp organisers will be to establish their own teams. It must be stressed that, in keeping with the policies of The Scout Association, all unknown Leaders and adults who are going to be working with young people are checked out using the CRB procedure through the Records Office at Gilwell Park.
There can be no exceptions to this policy and those unwilling to agree cannot offer their services. Additionally there are differing opinions on the use of Explorer Scouts as staff, especially if there are Explorer Scout participants in the camp. If Explorer Scouts are used, then it's useful to establish a Staff sub-camp to give the necessary privacy to staff and ensure that differing standards can be accommodated.
Without exception, all existing International Camps are split into sub-camps. This helps to make the organisation of the camp more easily manageable. The sub-camp may be used for:
Most camps have a large programme team, which is further sub divided into teams for individual activities, such as water activities.
The staff will be drawn from a range of sources:
There are a number of approaches of utilising the Leaders from the participating groups: