For Section Leaders and Assistant Section Leaders you’re now ready to become a member of The Scout Association. To do this you just need to accept our fundamentals and make the Scout Promise. This can be done informally in front of your section by your line manager and if you wish, in a fun, active, memorable way, or a more traditional ceremony.
Section Assistants only need to be Associate Members and so don’t need to make the Promise, but of course they can if they would like to.
You’ve completed the appointments process, induction, Getting Started training, taken the promise, and are ready to get stuck in! Phew!
Once you are settled into your role, if you are a Section Leader there is further training to enable you to gain your Wood Badge – within three years of your appointment. Please discuss with your TA whether training is needed or whether you have prior experience that can be used to validate modules.
We encourage line managers to have regular informal reviews at least once a year with volunteers to check they are ok and happy with their roles. If nobody asks you these questions, please ask if you can have an informal review.
Every five years we do a formal review where we double check you’re happy.
Finally, thank you so much for your commitment, enthusiasm and time! Without volunteers like you, thousands of young people across Berkshire wouldn’t be experiencing the challenge, fun and adventure of Scouting. So from them: THANK YOU!