This page serves to signpost our volunteer leaders to the range of resources and support materials available.

Claiming Expenses

We do not expect any of our volunteers to be out of pocket from supporting Scouting! We therefore encourage all our leaders to use the Group’s Expense Cards for any purchases made for Scouting.

Remember to check that the item is within your approval limit and has been budgeted for by your Section before proceeding with the purchase. If unsure, email the Treasurer to check!

Please take some time to review the how-to guide and expense card policy here.


For guidance on training specific to your volunteering role, please follow the links below. From here you will be able to access the E-Learning courses and see the bookings calendar for any face-to-face sessions within the County…..

Safety Information

Information on safety and Scouting codes of conduct:

Camping & Nights Away Notification (NAN) form

Please ensure that you complete a Nights Away Notification approximately 2 weeks prior to the event.

Applying for a Nights Away Permit

Please send completed application forms to the Nights Away Adviser

District Hardship Fund and HQ Grants

Information and application forms on how to apply to the District’s Hardship Fund and HQ grants:

Headquarters Grant Information

Recruitment Help

You can create personalised recruitment flyers for the Group via The Scout Association’s Brand Centre – simply create yourself a login and browse the full range of digital materials for free!

Policy Organisation and Rules (POR)

These are the rules we are bound by as members of The Scout Association (TSA). All activities and operations must be planned and executed within the parameters laid out in POR.

POR – Policy, Organisation and Rules

Role Progression in Scouting

Download information on how to encourage leaders to progress in their leadership roles.