Scout Master Section can be started in 18 years and up to above
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Becoming a Scout Leader
Scout Leaders are responsible for helping to devise and deliver programs that support young people in reaching their potential. Not only do Leaders help youth members develop valuable skills in an environment of responsible risk-taking, but they themselves develop a variety of skills in leadership, project management and event planning. No prior experience is necessary to become a Scout Leader. All Leaders undergo training on all aspects of youth leadership, program planning, safety and other requirements. They are also given resources of program ideas to help them get started.
METHODS OF TRAINING
Conducting an outdoor meeting for 2 hours by a Phase I trained Scout Master or Mistress. The meeting should be according to the Scout Programme. There should be a minimum of 12 or maximum of 40 children. In a Troop(Unit) there can be several Patrols . In each Patrol there can be 6 – 8 scouts. Each Patrol can have names of animals And Birds.
Types of Scout Leaders
Leader roles vary through the Sections, as youth members take more responsibility for their activities as they progress in age. Types of Leaders include:
- Group Masters – responsible for leading and promoting the Scout Group in the local community and ensuring it operates in accordance with the Policies and Rules and administrative practices of the Association
- Scout Master (Sigithi Scout, Cub Scout, Junior Scout, Senior Scout and Rover Scout) – responsible for the planning and running of exciting, challenging weekly and weekend programs which attract new members to their Section and retain existing ones, attending and running weekly Group meetings during school terms, attending group activities (e.g. hikes or camping trips), attending monthly Leaders meeting, supervising and providing instruction, assistance and testing of youth members in skills appropriate to the program of the section especially in topics and skills of the Award Scheme
- Assistant Scout Master – take part in the planning and participate in the running of exciting, challenging weekly and weekend programs which attract new and retain existing members