Our leaders, the heart of Scouting

All our leaders are unpaid volunteers and we thank them for every minute of service to Scouting.

may be required *

Resources for our leaders

We believe that the time Leaders give to Scouting is valuable. Time wasted is time better spent helping young people make new friends, have amazing adventures, and learning new skills.

Portsmouth Scouts has put together a series of information, guidance, education and other materials to help Leaders be their most effective. Explore the links below to find out more.

Welcoming new volunteers

A common admin tasks for Leaders is to ensure the required paperwork is completed. While nothing replaces the official guidance in POR (Policy, Organisation and Rules), the information here will help simplify starting most new volunteers.

* some pages are for our volunteers only. Please understand that these pages are secured and need a Volunteer ID (...@portsmouthscouts.org.uk) issued by Portsmouth Scouts to get access. Volunteers can request access here.