In Victoria, scout groups are organised around the separate youth sections (Joeys, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers and Rovers) and are supported by two groups of adults – the Leaders and the Committee.
Leaders must be qualified, or in the process of obtaining qualifications, in order to lead a section of the group. Parents may also be called on to assist a section from time to time.
The Committee is comprised of parents and interested adults in the community, and is responsible for ensuring adequate finances and resources are available to run the youth sections. The Committee collects fees (term fees for the Group, and annual fees that are paid directly to Scouts Victoria), conducts fundraising, and maintains the hall and equipment. In scouting, the leaders are responsible for programming for their sections. The Committee does not influence the program for youth, and is principally responsible for ensuring sufficient resources are available to the leaders.
The Group Leader assists the section leaders in their roles, and is also a member of the Committee, and so provides a link between the leaders and the Committee. The Group Leader is also the key contact for people seeking more information about sections of the group or more information about the group generally. The Group Leader is also the primary contact between the group and the larger scouts organisation (arranged into Districts, Regions, and Branches).
At Pakenham Scout Group (PSG), the Group Leader is Ann Tredrea.
Current Youth Leaders
The association of all scouts groups with Scouts Victoria and Scouts Victoria provides assurance to youth, parents and the community about the quality of care provided through scouts. All leaders are required to undertake police checks and working with children checks before they are able to lead, or assist to lead, a section. All leaders commit to a code of conduct and are expected to abide by it, and report any breaches of it. Scouts Victoria also provides insurance cover for all registered leaders and youth (including youth who are not registered on their initial visits to a section), and training for leaders.
Updated on 2019-10-15T23:15:12+10:00, by .