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Volunteers

Welcome to The Scouts

Thank you for taking on a volunteer role at 1st Farnsfield. This page gives you a brief overview of Scouting in our local area, key contacts, and an idea of what you will be doing and what resources and help you should receive.

The areas below are some of the key information and systems we use. In each you can find a multitude of information to help you on your Scouting journey.

Dip in and out of the welcome pack. It’s not intended to be read all at once. Take a look through it below or download a copy here.

Welcome to the adventure!

James Draper, Group Chairperson 1st Farnsfield
Chris Blockley, Group Scout Leader 1st Farnsfield

 

 


 

 

Training Information

All adult volunteers have an opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge through training. Training helps you to undertake your role effectively and with confidence. There are a number of mandatory training modules that all volunteers must complete after a successfully DBS check and appointment interview. These are detailed below by role. Please click on your role to find out what to do.

If you have any questions please email the Training Adviser or Group Scout Leader.


Group Chair Person

The Group Chair Person role needs to complete the following training. Once completed please email the certificate from the end to the Group Scout Leader:-


Group Deputy Chair Person

The Group Deputy Chair Person role needs to complete the following training. Once completed please email the certificate from the end to the Group Scout Leader:-


Group Secretary

The Group Secretary role needs to complete the following training. Once completed please email the certificate from the end to the Group Scout Leader:-


Group Treasurer

The Group Treasurer role needs to complete the following training. Once completed please email the certificate from the end to the Group Scout Leader:-


Group Scout Leader

The Group Scout Leader role needs to complete the following training. Once completed please email the certificate from the end to the Group Scout Leader. If there is not a link to the online course then visit https://notts-scouts.org.uk/training to book a place.


Assistant Group Scout Leader

The Assistant Group Scout Leader role needs to complete the following training. Once completed please email the certificate from the end to the Group Scout Leader. If there is not a link to the online course then visit https://notts-scouts.org.uk/training to book a place.


Section Leader

The Section Leader role needs to complete the following training. Once completed please email the certificate from the end to the Group Scout Leader. If there is not a link to the online course then visit https://notts-scouts.org.uk/training to book a place.


Assistant Section Leader

The Assistant Section Leader role needs to complete the following training. Once completed please email the certificate from the end to the Group Scout Leader. If there is not a link to the online course then visit https://notts-scouts.org.uk/training to book a place.


Section Assistant

The Section Assistant role needs to complete the following training. Once completed please email the certificate from the end to the Group Scout Leader:-


 

Training Validation

For Getting Going and Getting On training modules they have to be validated. This is where a training adviser will talk to you about what you learnt on the course or on the job. Validation can also be achieved by witness statements. These can then be sent to training.adviser@1stfarnsfield.org.uk for your record to be updated.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

There are probably a million and one questions you would like to ask so we have a few common questions below. For more frequently asked questions and answers please email the Group Scout Leader.


Is there a person directory?

To ensure compliance with Data Protection and keep data in one place the group keeps all adult data within Compass and Online Scout Manager. To access Compass go to http://compass.scouts.org.uk and log in with your membership number.


Are there group email distribution lists?

Yes there are distribution lists for all sections, committees, training adviser and and key roles. These can be found in the groups closed Facebook group for volunteers. You can access this by searching for 1st Farnsfield Volunteers in Facebook.


 

Quick Links


 

Getting Started with Online Scout Manager

The group uses Online Scout Manager heavily for young people data. Each section uses the system to manage personal records, programme, events, payments and badges. Parents can also access their young persons details to see how they are getting on and keeping us updated.

 

Scouting provides a second family to lots of young people. It’s a safe place where they can aspire and grow.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls