What is Scout Active Support?
It is a group of adults who have one thing in common - a wish to support Scouting. A Scout Active Support unit welcomes men and women of all ages, interests and backgrounds. 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. In return you will make friends and be able to join with others doing whatever you decide. A Scout Active Support unit has its own social and activity programme.
The aim of the Scout Active Support is to "Provide 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.
So what do we mean by "Active Support"?
Active Support encompasses the talents of the Scout Active Support unit 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 Training Adviser to new leaders, catering for courses, 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.
In fact, active support means just about anything!
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're here to help.
When do we meet?
The Greenford & District Scout Active Support Unit usually meets every first Friday of the month (except August) at the District Headquarters starting at 8pm. We have a varied programme with guest speakers and activities.
We regularly organise outings and trips away.