Group Support Scouter
Multiple Positions Available:
As we continue to focus on the Group as the engine that drives Scouts Canada, we're looking to grow our Group Support Scouter (GSS) team to provide groups with more personalized, direct support. By providing additional support to our groups, we hope to improve their overall health and program quality, leading to membership growth and increased mission impact.
The CK3 is hoping to to recruit 2 new GSS's to support groups on the Eastern Avalon and Central Newfoundland.
Accountable to the Council Key 3, Group Support Scouters provide support to ensure safe, high-quality programs through Group Health. As a member of the Council Service Team, the Group Support Scouter is a local resource, mentor and coach that works directly with assigned Group Commissioner(s) to enable them to deliver the Canadian Path program and Scouts Canada’s Five Priorities
at the Group and Section level.
The Group Support Scouter:
- Works directly with Group Commissioners (GC) and their Group Committee and acts as their single point of contact for support – making it easier for Groups to get help where and when they need it to be successful.
- Builds a close working relationship as a trusted advisor and develops relationships within the Scouting network to ensure access to subject matter expertise and resources from both shared services and best practices.
- Provides high-quality Group support and works towards positively impacting our Mission through membership growth.
No longer are Support Scouters expected to be masters of everything -- providing program support when a group needs program support, marketing support when they need marketing support, training support when they need training, for example. Now they will be acting more like Account Managers who will regularly visit or talk to the groups, find out what they need, and then connect them to subject matter experts who can provide the best possible support in that area.
Group Support Scouters will be assigned 1-3 groups, depending on their availability, and will be the direct contact for those groups. Unlike previous support roles, any necessary travel will be reimbursed for Group Support Scouters.
GSS's can expect to be fully onboarded and supported throughout their time in the role. More elaborate training will likely take place when COVID-19 is out of the way.
If this sounds like something you may be interested in, please reach out via email and we can set up a time for a deeper conversation.