The County Leadership Team

The County Leadership Team provide inspiration, direction, and support to all members of Shropshire Scouts. In turn, this will promote, support and embed the purpose, method, values and polices of The Scout Association into the Districts and subsequent Groups and Sections through the federated charities structure. These objectives are met by arranging the County Leadership Team into functional teams who will agree a rolling strategy with the County Commissioner that will identify required support networks and how the aims of the strategy will be realised. Delivery may be through a range of methods, including but not limited to, workshops; information bulletins; 1-2-1 support; identifying additional training requirements, or programme events. The County Commissioner will be responsible for maintaining a development plan for the County supporting the strategies of each of the functional teams.

The County Leadership Team is comprised of:

The County Leadership Team is sub-divided into functional teams:

  • Youth Shaped Team; led by the County Youth Commissioner
  • District Commissioner Team; led by the County Commissioner*
  • Programme 6-14; led by the Deputy County Commissioner – Programme 6-14
  • Programme 14-25; led by the Deputy County Commissioner – Programme 14-25
  • Adult Training Team; led by the County Training Manager
  • Technical Team; led by the County Commissioner (supported by the ACC – Activities and ACC – International
  • Growth & Development Team; led by the Deputy County Commissioner Growth & Development
  • Communications Team; led by the County Media Development Manager
  • Scouting Support; led by the County Commissioner

The County Commissioner will support each team in creating and maintaining it’s own strategy.

*The District Commissioners are responsible for their own Development Plans within the Districts.

 Youth Shaped Team

The County Youth Commissioner will support the District Youth Commissioners, the County Commissioner, and the District Commissioners in ensuring Young People are suitably involved in the planning, implementation and review of their programme and wider Scouting opportunities. The County Youth Commissioner will be responsible for creating and maintaining a Youth Shaped Strategy with the input from the District Youth Commissioners. The Youth Shaped team will advise on the currency of the strategy and required changes. District Youth Commissioners may wish to write a local strategy that feeds into the County Strategy or combine to follow one County strategy by agreement of the County Commissioner and District Commissioners. The Youth Shaped Team will support the running of Youth Forums and other youth feedback methods.

The Youth Shaped Team is comprised of:

  • County Youth Commissioner
  • Deputy County Youth Commissioner
    • County Administrator – Youth Shaped Team, where appointed
  • District Youth Commissioners

 

  • County Commissioner
  • District Commissioners
    • Invited members as seen fit by the County Youth Commissioner

 

District Commissioners Team

The District Commissioners Team shall exist to ensure the District Commissioners are getting the correct support from the County Commissioner and the wider County Leadership Team to meet their own District Development Plans which in turn should support the Group Scout Leaders’ Group Development Plans.

The District Commissioners Team is comprised of:

  • County Commissioner
  • District Commissioners
    • Invited members as seen fit by the County Commissioner

Programme 6-14 Team

Deputy County Commissioner – Programme 6-14 in partnership with the County Commissioner, County Youth Commissioner and supported by the Assistant District Commissioners (Sections) and District Programme supporters, will be responsible for creating and maintaining a strategy for providing inspiring leadership, encouragement, direction and support to the Beaver Scout, Cub Scout and Scout provision across the County.

The Programme 6-14 Team will:

  • understand the range of programme support resources, applicable to their respective section, available from The Scout Association and be able to refer Section Leaders to them to improve the programme in delivered in the sections as identified by the Programme Checkers.
  • maintain a sharing platform for local best practice and programme ideas.
  • produce a model for organising District section events.
  • produce a model for organising County section events.
  • support the national Programme Support Team by providing feedback and subject matter expertise to the Programme Forums.

The Programme 6-14 Team is comprised of:

  • Deputy County Commissioner – Programme 6-14
    • County Administrator – Programme 6-14, where appointed
  • Assistant District Commissioners – Beaver Scouts
  • Assistant District Commissioners – Cub Scouts
  • Assistant District Commissioners – Scouts

 

  • County Commissioner
  • District Commissioners
  • County Youth Commissioner
    • Invited members as seen fit by the Deputy County Commissioner – Programme 6-14

Programme 14-25 Team

Deputy County Commissioner – Programme 14-25, in partnership with the County Commissioner, County Youth Commissioner, Assistant County Commissioner – Explorer Scouts and Assistant County Commissioner – Scout Network supported by the District Explorer Scout Commissioners and District Scout Network Commissioners, will be responsible for creating and maintaining a strategy for providing inspiring leadership, encouragement, direction and support to the Explorer Scout and Scout Network provision across the County.

The Programme 14-25 Team will:

  • understand the range of programme support resources, applicable to their respective section, available from The Scout Association and be able to refer Section Leaders to them to improve the programme in delivered in the sections.
  • maintain a sharing platform for local best practice and programme ideas.
  • produce a model for organising District section events.
  • produce a model for organising County section events.
  • support the national Programme Support Team by providing feedback and subject matter expertise to the Programme Forums.
  • own and support any World Scout Jamboree Units / Patrols

The Programme 14-25 Team is comprised of:

  • Deputy County Commissioner – Programme 14-25
    • County Administrator – Programme 14-25
  • Assistant County Commissioner – Explorer Scouts
  • Assistant County Commissioner – Scout Network
  • District Explorer Scout Commissioners
  • District Scout Network Commissioners

 

  • County Commissioner
  • District Commissioners
  • County Youth Commissioner
    • Invited members as seen fit by the Deputy County Commissioner – Programme 14-25

Adult Training Team

The County Training Manager will:

  • work with the County Commissioner, District Commissioners and Local Training Managers to determine, review, and maintain the appropriate vision and structure for management and support of learning opportunities within the County.
  • Implement the county training strategy in line with the principles of The Scout Association’s Adult Training Scheme.
  • Plan and ensure the delivery of a high quality learning provision in the County so that all adults in Scouting completing a Personal Learning Plan have access to the suitable learning opportunities using a variety of methods.

The Adult Training Team will support the County Training Manager to achieve these objectives by providing detailed and accurate Personal Learning Plans as part of the induction process; by providing high quality demand-based training; by ensuring validations are conducted in a timely and suitable manner; and delivering continuing on-going training opportunities.

Training Team is comprised of:

  • County Training Manager
  • Local Training Managers
  • County Training Administrator
  • Training Advisors
  • Trainers

 

  • County Commissioner
  • County Youth Commissioner
    • Invited members as seen fit by the County Training Manager

Technical Team

The Technical Team will support and provide the members of the County access to adventurous and international adventure. They will provide access to the Adventurous Activities Permit Scheme providing permit holders for members of the County to undertake adventurous activity through County Scout Active Support Units. They will also provide opportunity for Districts and Groups to gain permits to host activities in their own localities. The Technical Team will also provide counsel to members of the County on how to integrate international into a balanced programme and who wish to undertake trips abroad.

County Adventurous Activities Scout Active Support Units:

Andy Miles Centre Scout Active Support Unit (Paddle Sports)

Shropshire Scouts Archery Scout Active Support Unit

Shropshire Scouts Cave and Mine Scout Active Support Unit

Shropshire Scouts Climbing and Abseiling Scout Active Support Unit

Shropshire Scouts Hillwalking Scout Active Support Unit

Shropshire Scouts Target Shooting Scout Active Support Unit

The Technical Team is comprised of:

  • Assistant County Commissioner – Activities
    • Scout Active Support Unit Manager – Andy Miles Centre Scout Active Support Unit (Paddle Sports)
    • Scout Active Support Unit Manager – Shropshire Scouts Archery Scout Active Support Unit
    • Scout Active Support Unit Manager – Shropshire Scouts Cave and Mine Scout Active Support Unit
    • Scout Active Support Unit Manager – Shropshire Scouts Climbing and Abseiling Scout Active Support Unit
    • Scout Active Support Unit Manager – Shropshire Scouts Hillwalking Scout Active Support Unit
    • Scout Active Support Unit Manager – Shropshire Scouts Target Shooting Scout Active Support Unit
  • Assistant County Commissioner – International
  • County Assessors

 

  • County Commissioner
  • County Youth Commissioner

Growth and Development Team

The Growth and Development Team will exist to support the County, the Districts and the Groups to recruit and retain youth and adult members and identify and implement opportunities for expansion and new provision. This includes providing guidance on the importance of good governance and control within a Group / Unit to support a viable development plan.

The Development Team will comprise of:

  • Deputy County Commissioner – Growth and Development
  • Growth Facilitators (ad hoc, based on the projects live at a given time)

 

  • County Commissioner
  • County Youth Commissioner
  • District Commissioner
  • Growth & Development Officer (RST)
    • Invited members as seen fit by the Deputy County Commissioner (Development) / Growth Lead

Communications Team

The Communication Team will exist to support the County, Districts and Group to co-ordinate their respective communications strategy, both internally and externally. They will also provide a communications network to disseminate information, as required to the members.

The Communications Team will comprise of:

  • Assistant County Commissioner – Communications / County Media Manager
  • County Scouter – Content Lead
  • County Scouter – Social Media

 

  • County Commissioner
  • County Youth Commissioner

Scouting Support

Scouting Support will exist to identify specific areas of subject matter expertise that is required to support the County, Districts and Groups in their delivery of Scouting.

The individual roles will work within the definition of their Role Description.

Scouting Support will comprise of:

  • Assistant County Commissioner – Inclusion
  • Assistant County Commissioner – Compliance
  • County Administrators
  • Safety Co-Ordinators
  • Safeguarding Co-Ordinators
  • County Badge Secretary

 

  • County Commissioner
  • County Youth Commissioner

The Activities of Scouting Support will be co-ordinated and measured by the County Commissioner.

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls