Scout Active Support

Scout Active Support allows people to give their time to Scouting on a flexible basis. People can still be involved in Scouting without the full-time commitment of being a leader.

It provides a resource for Managers of local Scouting including Group Scout Leaders, District Commissioners and County/Area Commissioners, who can use it in whichever way is required.

To give active support in Scouting by

  1. Providing opportunities to those who are unable to be active every week and to keep in touch
  2. Participating in social activities run by the Scout Active Support for members and friends
  3. Giving  leaders and other members of the district an opportunity to participate in Scout Active Support Activities
  4. Offering  support for District events

Who can join?

  • Anyone aged 18 and above
  • Adult leaders who hold appointments
  • Members of the Scout Network

Other details:

You may become a full member of the Scout Association. An annual subscription fee of approximately £26 is payable.

If you choose then you may take part in some activities but you must be CRB checked (Criminal Records Bureau) if you are dealing directly with young people in the movement

Scout groups can also have their own Scout Active Support – further information from the Scout Active Support Manager

Benefits of becoming a full member:

You are covered under the Scout insurance scheme

You will receive 6 editions of the Scout magazine

Receive news on what is happening in the District

Full membership card giving you discount on some retail stores

Membership will count towards the Scout association “long service awards”

Access to Scout services such as quotes for holiday, home and car insurance