What is Scout Active Support?

Scout Active Support is for anyone over the age of 18 years. It is a way for adults to volunteer time to Scouting
in a flexible way that suits them.

There is no requirement to have been involved in Scouting before joining.
All that is required is a willingness to volunteer some time to support Scouting.

Scout Active Support is a resource for managers of local Scouting.
Examples of how Active Support members can support Scouting include such as:-

Providing an source of extra adult help in Leader absence

Teaching skills that existing Leadership team may not have

Helping with planning and fundraising for an international trip

Helping with recruitment for a Group/District or County by attending local events such as University Open Days

Sharing their knowledge of the local area

Coordinating a Group/District or County event

Scout Districts in North Yorkshire who have Active Support Units:-
Harrogate & Nidderdale, Northallerton, Richmondshire, Ripon & District, Scarborough, Selby and York Ebor.

Here is the Glider information

We organise all the creative activites etc etc

We organise all the land activites etc etc

More news with new activities programmes coming soon.

The Scout Association is the UK's largest mixed youth organisation with more than 400,000 members in the UK and more across the world.

volunteerOur innovative spirit and ability to make things happen plays a vital role in the development of young people everywhere and these posts in particular will give you the chance to make a big impact on the lives of young people.  

County Digital Activities Team - Digital Activities Advisers.  We are looking for two Digital Activities Advisers to join this new team.  Interested and want to know more?  Then take a look  here  at what we are after and advice on how you can apply to take on one of these exciting roles.For more information about these exciting roles, a message from the County Commissioner and to submit an on-line application, just click here

Assistant County Commissioner (Scouts).  Do you want to take on this exciting challenge?  Or do you know someone who might be interested?  Take a look at the vacancy pack which includes a link to the application form.


OSM & Event Bookings from Joe Hart, Assistant County Commissioner (Digital Activities)


"Now that use of OSM is being used extensively across the Scouting County, I want to start an occasional series of Top Tips. I’m very happy to receive these from across leaders in any District across the County, so please don’t hesitate to send me anything about using OSM that you think would be good to share with other leaders. Just email me directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

So, we’re going to start with event bookings. We’ve discovered that a small number of parents think that because they’ve responded to an event on OSM that this was a confirmed booking for a County activity. However, this isn’t the case and places on County events can only be confirmed via the County website through one of our payment methods, not via OSM. There are a couple of ways that leaders can help make this obvious to parents:

• If you’re doing a group booking, then please make it clear to the parents that you’ll be doing the booking centrally.
• If you are offering your parents the option to make an individual booking, then you can include a link to the County event in your OSM event.

Finally for now, I’m running an OSM surgery at this year’s County Conference on Sunday 23 June, so if you have any top tips or problems that you’d like to share there then please pop along to see me. And don’t forget that there’s some great Help videos, the community Q&A and FAQs on OSM itself!"