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Heriot’s Beavers and Cubs Assistant

The Heriot’s Beavers and Cubs groups need help! They meet on a Friday evening between 18:30 and 20:00 at George Heriot’s School. Cubs are aged 8-10 and Beavers 6-8 years old. The Assistant Leader will support the operation of the group, in particular the planning and delivery of a balanced programme with the help of the Section Leaders. They will actively support and promote the achievement of badges and awards and support the delivery of a safe, exciting and stimulating balanced programme.

About 7th Braid Edinburgh (George Heriot's School) Scout Group

Scouting exists to actively engage and support young people in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society. As Scouts we are guided by these values: Integrity - We act with integrity; we are honest, trustworthy and loyal. Respect - We have self-respect and respect for others. Care - We support others and take care of the world in which we live. Belief - We explore our faiths, beliefs and attitudes. Co-operation - We make a positive difference; we co-operate with others and make friends. Scouting takes place when young people, in partnership with adults, work together based on the values of Scouting and: Enjoy what they are doing and have fun, Take part in activities indoors and outdoors, Learn by doing, Share in spiritual reflection, Take responsibility and make choices, Undertake new and challenging activities, Make and live by their promise.

Experience Required

No experience or skills necessary except for an enthusiasm for working with young people; a knowledge of Scouting would be beneficial, however training and support will be provided. during the 5 months of Provisional Appointment the relevant "Getting Started" modules must be completed and a Wood Badge must be

Training Details

Training is offered and is dependent on the level of role. initial training, called Getting Started, is modular and delivered online through e-learning. it can be accessed at a convenient time and place. It takes a total of between 1 to 2 hours to complete the training. A Training Advisor provides training support. In addition to training, other support is also available.

Flexibility & Commitment

Term Time

Minimum commitment 2 hours per week on a Friday.

Location/Travel Details

George Heriot's School, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh EH3 9EQ


No expenses paid, we do pay for uniform items, training and costs associated with the programme.

Accessibility Details

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