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Scouting in Scotland. A New Support Structure April 2008. Drivers for Change. Dropping membership numbers Reducing numbers of Groups Increasing numbers of unfilled appointments The often duplication of roles at SHQ/Area/District Increased requirement for advisors/specialists.

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Scouting in scotland

Scouting in Scotland

A New Support Structure

April 2008


Drivers for change
Drivers for Change

  • Dropping membership numbers

  • Reducing numbers of Groups

  • Increasing numbers of unfilled appointments

  • The often duplication of roles at SHQ/Area/District

  • Increased requirement for advisors/specialists

A New Support Structure in Scotland


Drivers for change1
Drivers for Change

  • To encourage more volunteers to work at Group level

  • To recognise modern communications

  • To concentrate specific resources on the development and promotion of Scouting

  • To re-establish effective adult training

  • To consolidate previous and current restructuring

A New Support Structure in Scotland


Core requirements
Core Requirements

  • Supports and encourages young people

  • Scout Group remains supreme for Beavers, Cubs and Scouts and linked to Explorers and Scout Network within Districts

  • GSL role remains as core

  • A re-focussed District role is strengthened/established

  • Uniformed/Non Uniformed partnership is retained

A New Support Structure in Scotland


Core requirements1
Core Requirements

  • Consideration of Local Authority boundaries

  • Have manageable volunteer roles

  • Be viable both financially and numerically

  • Must not require additional support or running costs

  • Have high universal acceptance across Scotland

A New Support Structure in Scotland


Our roadmap for change
Our Roadmap for Change

  • Clear Vision of the future

  • Extensive preparation

  • Effective individual and collective communications

  • Detailed, sympathetic and wide consultation

  • Updated Role Descriptions

  • Inclusive and open recruitment process

  • Preparing and monitoring of a Project Plan

  • Guidance for Change Document

  • A role for everyone!

A New Support Structure in Scotland


The new regional structure

DELIVERY

SUPPORT

DEVELOP AND ADVISE

POLICY

The New Regional Structure

GROUP

DISTRICT

REGION

SHQ

A New Support Structure in Scotland


The new regional structure1

Young people

Balanced Programme

Balanced Programme Support /

Adult Support

Development/Communication/

Adult Training/Advice

Policy/Procedures/Professional/

Volunteer Support

The New Regional Structure

GROUP

DISTRICT

REGION

SHQ

A New Support Structure in Scotland


The task
The Task

  • Moving from 31 Areas to 8 Regions

  • Moving from c. 80 to 56 Districts

  • Offering better support to our 600 Scout Groups

  • Established a Change Team to develop Guidance

  • Recruitment and Redeployment of personnel

  • Timetable for change

A New Support Structure in Scotland


The eight regions
The Eight Regions

  • Highland

  • North East

  • East

  • South East

  • Forth

  • Clyde

  • West

  • South West

A New Support Structure in Scotland


Distinct responsibilities

DISTRICT RESONSIBILITIES

Motivational Leadership

Direct support to Groups

GSL recruitment

Executive and Administrative Management

Supporting the delivery of balanced Programme

District Development and Growth

Getting started modules

District gatherings

Implementing policies

Management of District Assets

Financial audit of Groups

REGIONAL RESONSIBILITIES

Inspirational Leadership

Direct support to Districts

DC recruitment

Executive and Strategic Management

Development Growth and supporting Recruitment

Communication and Publicity

Training from module 5 onwards

Advisory and guidance

Formulating and Promoting policies

Management of Regional Assets

Financial audit of Districts

Distinct Responsibilities

A New Support Structure in Scotland


Regional structure

Regional Commissioner

Assist. Regional Commissioner

(Development)

Regional Chairperson

Executive Committee

Assist. Regional Commissioner

Communications

Advisers

Child Protection

Special Needs

Faiths and Beliefs

International

Activities

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Gang Show

Assist. Regional Commissioner

(Adult Training)

District Commissioner

Regional Structure

Assist. Regional Commissioner

(Explorer Scouts)

Assist. Regional Commissioner

(Scout Network)

A New Support Structure in Scotland


District structure

District Commissioner

District Chairperson

Executive Committee

ADC Beaver Scouts

ADC Cub Scouts

Appointments Sub-Committee

ADC Scouts

ADC (Adult Training)

District Explorer Scout

Commissioner

Training Advisors

District Scout Network

Leader

Group Scout Leaders

District Structure

A New Support Structure in Scotland


Guidance document
Guidance Document

A New Support Structure in Scotland


Things to consider
Things to Consider…

  • Understanding

    • the revised structure

    • the distinctive roles of Region & District

    • the new appointments & responsibilities

    • the differences with England, Wales and Northern Ireland

  • Ensuring correct communication circulation

    • Communication matrix

  • Ensuring Membership Services System serves the Scottish Structure

  • Sectional Support Teams

  • A New Support Structure in Scotland


    Timetable for change
    Timetable for Change

    • Phase 1. – Consultation and Recruitment

    • Phase 2. – Appointments and Preparation

    • Phase 3. – Implementation

    • Phase 4. - Review

    A New Support Structure in Scotland


    Further information
    Further Information

    • Scottish Headquarters Website

    • Project Managers:-

      Volunteer

      Roy Davidson, Depute Chief Commissioner (Development)

      Staff

      Graeme Luke, Programme and Development Executive

    A New Support Structure in Scotland


    North East

    East

    Highland

    South East

    April 2008

    Forth

    South West

    Clyde

    West

    A New Support Structure in Scotland


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