When: Variable Where: 1st Cochrane Scouts Group (Scouts Canada), Cochrane, Ontario P0L1C0 Contact: Crystal Burkholder Contact Email: 1stcochranescoutgroup@gmail.com Open Volunteer Spots: Unlimited

Seeking adult volunteers to act as a Scouter (scout leader) with the following age groups:

Beaver Scouts age 5-6-7, Cub Scouts age 8-9-10, Scouts age 11-12-13-14, Venturers 15-16-17

Time Required: 10-12 hours per month for planning and meetings, plus one weekend outing every two months. Additional time may be required for training, sharing sessions, Group Committee and Council meetings.

Scope of Position: This position requires working as part of a leadership team conducting programs in accordance with guidelines on the Canadian Path program and By-Law, Policies and Procedures.

Provide children with appropriately challenging, weekly meetings. Weekly meetings include all elements of the Canadian Path program.
Ensure that the health and safety of all members is maintained continually. This is a primary concern.
Participate in planning meetings. Use program ideas that come from the youth themselves.
Develop close working relations with other members of the team, and share the responsibility of operating the section with all section leaders.
Help carry out the weekly program.
Support and participate in special meetings and activities, including outings and family camping experiences.
Know and use resource material available.
Maintain good relations with parents/guardians, and encourage activities, which involve them.
Encourage recruitment of members, and help the Group Committee recruit other leaders.
Maintain good relations with leaders in other Sections and attend Group Council, Group Committee and local Council meetings as required.
Take training for the position, including regular sharing sessions, special interest and outdoor activity skills.
Meet specific requirements of the sponsoring body, where applicable.

Prepared to:
Accept, and demonstrate personal values compatible with, Scouting’s Mission and Principles.
Subscribe to the Section’s program goals.
Ensure that youth experience the outdoors on a frequent basis.
Be accountable for his/her actions.
Follow Scouting’s policies and procedures.

Willing to:
Acquire the knowledge and skills appropriate to his/her volunteer role in Scouts Canada within one year.
Work co-operatively with other adults.
Be open and honest.
Be objective in evaluations.
Provide a role model of appropriate adult behaviour.
Wear the official Scouter uniform.
Participate in, support and remain compliant with Scouting’s volunteer screening process.

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