The 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.
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 the Scout 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 is a large part of 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.