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ADC (Cub Scouts)


Search for Assistant District Commissioner (Cub Scouts)

After six wonderful years as our Assistant District Commissioner for the Cub Scout Section, Pat Armstrong has indicated that she will retire from this role at Christmas. Through Pat’s hard work, determination, passion and enthusiasm the Cub Section is in a strong position, with more Cubs achieving top awards, new leaders in the section and plans in place to celebrate the Cubs’ centenary in 2016. Pat has done a fantastic job and on behalf of the District, I want to thank Pat for her outstanding service, and also thank Jack, for letting us ‘borrow’ Pat for so many evenings and weekends and for all the support he has given Pat and the Cub Section behind the scenes.

The Cub Section is now ready to move forward in to the next stage of its development. We have ambitions to grow the Cub Scout Section, increase the number of nights away, and continue to increase the number of Cub Scouts achieving Chief Scout Silver Awards and to offer a more adventurous programme than ever before. To make those ambitions a reality we are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic leader who can champion the Cub Section and support the development of the programme as the Assistant District Commissioner (ADC). We want an ADC who is driven and highly-motivated with excellent interpersonal skills, someone who can bring the best out in people and will form a team that will enable the young people in Lonsdale to have the best Cub Scout experience possible.

In addition to seeking an Assistant District Commissioner we are also looking for a number of District Cub Scout Leaders to join the section team to provide further support to the section. For all roles, applications are welcome from people aged over 18 years, across all sections of Scouting and from those with relevant skills who may be new to Scouting.

A brief summary of the role is below:

Strategic Objectives:
• Increase the number of Cubs achieving Chief Scouts Silver Awards
• Increase the number of ‘Night’s Away’ within the Cub Scout Section
• Support leaders with the implementation of a more adventurous, outdoor based programme
• Support membership growth within the Cub Scout Section.
• Use the 2016 Cub Centenary to promote the section internally and externally.

Operational Responsibilities: (These may be shared with the District Cub Scout Team)
• Regularly visit Cub Scout Section meeting.
• Chair a regular meeting of leaders.
• Attend the District Team Meetings (5 x per year)
• Attend the County Cub Scout Team Meetings
• Ensure that there is a quality programme of District Events
• Support new leaders throughout their induction
• Support the opening of new Cub Scout Sections.

Training Obligations: (Full training and support available and a training advisor will be assigned)
• Hold the woodbadge for the Cub Scout Section
• Complete the Managers and Section Supporters Training.

Length of Appointment:
• Initially for a three year period but reviewed annually.

• Out of profit expenses (including mileage) will be covered.
• Annual membership fee and training fees will be covered.

Interested? Please contact craigdewar@icloud.com / 07851 798525 for an informal discussion.

If you want to be part of a winning team, either as the ADC or as a District Cub Scout Leader then we would love to hear from you. Exciting times lie ahead…

With Best Wishes,
Craig Dewar
District Commissioner
Lonsdale District Scouts