Leaders & Adult Members

Tamborine Mountain Leaders & Adult Members


Volunteer Leaders needed!

Do you have the drive and determination to contribute to Scouting?
Our Group is currently seeking suitable applicants for the following positions:

Group Leader
Male and Female Leaders for all youth member sections
Group Chairman
Group Secretary
Group Fundraising Coordinator

Are you interested? Please email our Leader in Charge now!

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.

What Can I Do as an Adult Leader?

As a Scouting Sectional Leader you’ll be responsible for developing your Section's program to suit the particular needs of your group. You’ll be able to turn your ideas that evolve from your brainstorming sessions with other Leaders into reality and spend an exciting day trying them out in person before approving them. We encourage our Leaders to explore their creativity and work together while developing their programs and leading their youth.

As a Leader you can gain formal leadership qualifications, develop programs, work with like-minded individuals, and teach young people life lessons through offering them the experiences of a lifetime.

What Section am I interested in?

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Joey Scouts - 5 to 8 years

Joey Scout Leaders work with young people aged 5 through to 8 and they ensure that weekly meetings and activities are designed to both entertain and improve the physical and mental abilities of their Joeys.
Duty Statement - Joey Scout Section

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Cub Scouts - 8 to 11 years

Cub Scout Leaders work with young people aged 8 to 11 and are responsible to help develop their Cub’s imaginations and foster their creative and mental abilities. Cub Leaders design their own activities to meet their weekly development program goals and help build confidence in their Cubs.
Duty Statement - Cub Scout Section

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Scouts - 11 to 15 years

Scout Leaders work with young people aged 11 to 15 and foster independence and leadership in their Scouts while encouraging their teamwork abilities. Safe use of equipment and outdoors survival is at the heart of Scouts as adventure inspires their activities.
Duty Statement - Scout Section

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Venturers - 15 to 18 years

Venturer Scouts Leaders work with young adults aged 15 to 18 and are always available to their Venturer Scout Units to offer advice, encouragement, and support. As a Venturer Scout Leader you encourage independence and teamwork alike, while acting as a Scouting mentor.
Duty Statement - Venturer Scout Section

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Rovers - 18 to 25 years

Rover Advisors work with adults aged 18 to 25 and are called Unit Advisors. Their responsibility is primarily to maintain close contact with the members of their Unit and to help and advise when needed. Unit Advisors act as friends and advisors rather than "leaders".
Duty Statement - Rover Scout Section

Are you our next Group Leader?

The functions of the Group Leader are:

Youth Program and Development
1. Accept responsibility for the welfare, progress and training of young people within the Group.
2. Develop the Group to its maximum potential and increase membership to make Scouting available to more young people in the community.
3. Ensure that the training program for young people is delivered in accordance with the performance and safety standards of the Association.

Leadership Needs
1. Ensure that the Group is adequately staffed by trained, competent, committed leaders.
2. Monitor and assess the performance of leaders in the Group, and take action to enhance the quality of leadership in the Group.
3. Undertake personal development training, especially that offered through the formal Adult Training and Development Program of The Scout Association of Australia.
4. Recommend the appointment, transfer, retirement and cancellation of appointment of leaders in the Group, in accordance with Branch procedures and rules.

Scouting Fundamentals
Ensure that the Group operates in accordance with the Purpose, Principles, Policies and Rules of The Scout Association of Australia and the Branch.

Planning for Success
Prepare and implement a Group plan in consultation with the District Commissioner or alternative support level, in accordance with Branch procedures.

Problem Solving
1. Participate in the resolution of disputes in the Group in accordance with conflict resolution procedures of the Branch.
2. Utilise the support and assistance that is available to Groups by Scouts Australia and the community.

Effective Communication
1. Develop and encourage a friendly atmosphere in the Group so that new members and their families feel welcome.
2. Encourage the formation and effective operation of a Group Support Committee and serve on it.
3. Encourage effective communication between leaders in the Group, and chair the Group Council.
4. Co-operate with and maintain good relations with other youth organisations in the community, particularly Girl Guides Australia.
5. Develop good relations with community leaders to enhance the community perception of Scouting.

Recognise Performance
Recommend the granting of awards to youth members, leaders and supporters of the Group.

Rover Scout Section
1. Develop a sound working relationship with the Rover Crew.
2. Negotiate with the Rover Crew the terms and conditions under which the Group makes its facilities available to the Rover Crew.

Duty Statement - Group Leader

Adult Supporters


Adult Supporters are defined as persons appointed to assist Leaders in the delivery of the Youth Program on a regular basis and/or providing service to Scouting through membership of committees within a Group, District, Region, Branch or National level.
Adult Supporters are required to hold a Blue Card, and complete National e-Learning Child Safe Scouting and WHS for Scouting modules.
Please note that the two mandatory modules must be completed within three (3) months of joining, and re-affirmed every two (2) years.

National e-Learning

Child Safe Scouting: In this module you will learn about Child Safe Scouting and:
Know how our values and attitudes can impact on acknowledging child abuse and/or neglect
Understand how child abuse is often discounted
Appreciate your role as a trusted, non-threatening adult
Be aware of the importance of maintaining a child focus
Understand your responsibility to report, including suspicion of abuse.
Module Time: approximately 49 minutes.

WHS for Scouting: Although the WHS legislation is all encompassing, it was mostly written with only commercial workplaces in mind. Working with Safework Australia, Scouts has developed a clear framework that interprets the law in the context of Scouting. This module explains WHS in the context for Scouting.
Module Time: approximately 18 minutes.

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