Strategic Priority 5: Volunteers In Scouting
This strategic priority aims at redefining the concept of volunteering as applied to Scouting and reviewing policies and practices to help National Scout Organizations (NSOs) recruit and retain a new group of adults in Scouting.
This strategic priority is a focus for the World Organization of the Scout Movement from 2002 - 2005.
World Adult Resources Handbook published by the World Scout Bureau 2005
The World Adult Resources Handbook is to help National Scout Organizations design and operate a system for the management, training and development of adult leaders in all functions and at all levels.
Each chapter can be downloaded separately.
For Scouting to grow and develop it needs volunteers who have a wide range of skills and experience. Sometimes the vision of who can volunteer to support Scouting is too narrow, sometimes we are not clear what we expect from our volunteers and sometimes we are not aware what our volunteers expect from us.
Stories on Volunteering
Many Scout Associations are working to provide good support to their volunteer leaders. Here are some stories, called Promising Practices, on what they are developing and what has been achieved.
On-line programme planning tool for leaders in the UK, provided by The Scout Association (pdf)
Accredition of adult training by the Australian government, provided by Scouts Australia (pdf)
The KISC Staff Training Programme, provided by Kandersteg International Scout Centre (pdf)