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.

Scout Active Support is the section in which the members have one common aim – a wish to support Scouting. It welcomes men and women of all ages, interests and backgrounds, from 18 years onwards. There is no need to have been involved in Scouting or Guiding before, all that is required is a willingness to give some of your time to Scouting. A Scout Active Support Unit can have its own social and activity programme, as well as its own unique support role.

The aim of the Scout Active Support is “Providing Active Support”, with the emphasis being very much on supporting the youth programme in an active manner, at all levels of the Association from the local Scout Group to National level.

How do we define ‘Active Support’? It encompasses the talents of adult volunteers of all ages and abilities, whether it is physical, mental, geared to a particular technical skill or general support. It could be as a badge examiner, a mentor to new leaders, catering for courses or events, admin work, running pioneering courses, assisting with hill walking, rock climbing etc. We all have something to offer as far as supporting Scouting is concerned whatever our age or ability.

The Scout Active Support teams are the ‘backbone’ of the Scout Movement – supporting the young people and voluntary leaders wherever help is required. The key to our success is our flexibility – we are here to help.

To register your interest and to learn how you can get involved in our great adventure then click the link below and come and join us:


To contact our Cornwall team directly you can email our Scout Active Support Manager here:

Stephen Day |

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