The Group Scout Active Support Unit (GSASU)

Scout Active Support is a way that adults can provide support to the group scouting activities.

Scout Active Support is a way for adults to volunteer some time to Scouting in a flexible way that suits them. Scout Active Support is a resource for leaders and executive of the group to use in whichever way is required. The ways that Scout Active Support can aid Scouting are almost endless; below are a few examples.

Programme delivery to young people

Example 1: A new section has just been opened in the group and the GSASU Scout Active Support could support the new leadership team for the first term.

Example 2: A section is working on a badge that a member of the GSASU has expertise on. The member of the GSASU takes the lead with the leaders to get the section through to the badge requirements.

Example 3: A section loses a leader for a period of time leaving them short on the number of adults required. A member/s of the GSASU could act as the Assistant Leader for the duration a period of time

Development of Scouting

Example 1: Members of the GSASU could organise a Group Family camp.

Example 2: The GSASU could take the lead in group promotion IE Carnival,  Gang Show, Local Fayres etc

Example 3: The GSASU could organise major fundraising for equipment

Example 4: The GSASU could help with recruitment of young people and adults.

Who can join the Group Scout Active Support Unit?

The Group Scout Active Support welcomes men and women aged 18 and over and of all interests, abilities and backgrounds. There is no requirement to have been involved in Scouting or Guiding before joining. All that is required is a willingness to volunteer some time to support Scouting. To be a member of the GSASU, you must become a Member or an Associate Member of The Scout Association.

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