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Scouts isn't just for youth members. Everyone involved plays an important role in the Scouting Movement - sharing their love of adventure and desire to enrich young people’s lives.

Do you love the outdoors and helping enrich young peoples life's?  Then becoming a Adult Leader is for you! Our Adult Leaders are the soul of Scouting, and are a dedicated group of volunteers who care about the guidance and development of our youth. Our leaders work together to create engaging, fun and informative programs which they deliver on a weekly basis. 

Our Leaders are passionate about helping youth members develop valuable skills and whilst doing so they themselves develop a variety of skills in leadership, project management and event planning.

No prior experience is necessary to become a Scout Leader. We provide training in all aspects of youth leadership, program planning, safety and other requirements. 

Our leaders are the soul of Gumdale Scouts and have all become family. Gumdale Scouts is a supportive, fun and friendly group who love to get together to support each other and create a sense of community.

All of our adult leaders and helpers are volunteers and to thank you for your commitment Gumdale Scouts will provide your uniform so you look the part, provide training (e-Learning and practical) so you can play the part, subsidise the cost of your child's fees and continue to support you so you get to feel like you are part of not only Gumdale but the wider Scouting community.


To become a leader a person must: 


  • Be at least 18 years of age 

  • Obtain a working with children card (Blue Card)

  • Enjoy working with youth

  • Attend training course​

What training do I do? 

Leaders will begin with the online training modules and then attend the Scouting Essential Course which is a practical course based over a weekend. This weekend will be with other adults who have started their journey and we will always ensure you are comfortable and supported in this training. 

Once you have completed your Scouting Essentials you can then progress into Scouting Advance, Scouting Adventures etc - the opportunities are endless.

Depending on the training our Leaders do, they could be awarded a nationally recognised Certificate III, IV or Diploma which can then be used towards future endeavours. 

Doesn't this sound like an amazing opportunity?  The next step is easy, talk to one of our amazing Adult leaders or our awesome Group Leader Robert Bate and we will be able to answer any questions you have or click here for the Leader application form. We are looking forward to having you on board!

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