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A Group Leader is being sought by the Grafton Scout Group. Image: contributed

Scouting for a Group Leader

Emma Pritchard

The Grafton Scout Group are seeking expressions of interest for the role of Group Leader.

And while good communication and leadership skills, along with being adept in delegating and sharing responsibilities, demonstrating good teamwork, and being effective and understanding in offering and accepting advice are highly sought after characteristics, applicants also need to be prepared to have plenty of fun while playing a significant role in the support, nurturing, and development of Clarence Valley youths.

Scout Leader Reece Luxton, who has been involved with the Grafton Scout Group for 10 years, said the work is extremely rewarding.

“The Grafton Scout Group has some wonderful young members, and as the Group Leader, you will play an integral role in seeing and helping them develop and grow into individuals who can go forward and make a positive difference within their local community,” he said.

“We always participate in Anzac Day commemorative events, we encourage our youths to become involved with local activities from providing assistance during flood recoveries to hosting community barbeques, and we’re always encouraging our youths to support their community in any way they can.”

As the Group Leader, the successful applicant will be responsible for managing both uniformed volunteers and parent helpers while also developing and promoting the profile of the Grafton Scout Group within the community to positively impact membership growth outcomes.

The Group Leader will also possess an understanding of the importance of a safe environment for youths and adults, have good problem-solving-abilities, is respectful and respected, and encourages the group to be inclusive.

As with every volunteer and salaried member of Scouts NSW, the Group Leader must have a proven capacity to deliver outcomes and be a self-starter with a capacity to work without close supervision.

While applicants are not required to have a scouting background, the preferred candidate should have excellent organisational and operational skills to be able to successfully manage the group.

The initial term is for up to three years, inclusive of a probationary period of three months.

This role can be extended by agreement of the District Commissioner or relevant Team Leader.

The term is subject to performance outcomes and achievements relevant to an annual review, using the Scouts IAVP (Individual Adult Volunteer Plan).

For more information and to obtain a copy of the Position Description please email Reece Luxton, Scout Leader at

Expressions of Interest should identify how you can meet the Skills and Attributes in the Position Description,

Applications close on July 7.