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National Scout Active Support Units

There are a number of National Active Support Units which support various activities in Scouts across the UK and overseas.

Many provide support and resources available to Section Leaders and local Groups, while a few undertake specific specialised activities in partnership with UK Headquarter teams.


Here is a list of the current National Active Support Units with a brief description of the active support each Unit provides to Scouts.

2nd Gilwell Park

The Active Support Unit supports the Scout Adventures Gilwell Park site, both at special events such as Fundays, Gilwell 24 and Winter Camp, but also regularly on other weekends of the year.

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Admiral Lord Nelson

The Unit provides support to the Sea Scout community with a primary focus on running the ‘big four’ annual events for the RN Recognised Sea Scouts.

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Amateur Radio

The Amateur Radio Scout Active Support Unit exists to support Groups, Districts, Counties/Areas/Regions and events of all sizes with running amateur radio and electronics based activities, with special focus on helping with JOTA stations across the country.

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Anglican Fellowship in Scouting & Guiding

Supporting members of Scouts and Girlguides in the Anglican Church and more widely, the Active Support Unit aims to provide practical help for Leaders; including ideas for faith and beliefs for use within the Programme.

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Association of Methodist Scouters and Guiders

Supporting members of Scouts and Girlguiding in the Methodist Church and more widely, the Active Support Unit aims to provide practical help for Leaders; including ideas for faith and beliefs for use within the Programme.

Brownsea Island

The support team organise and run the Trading Post shop on Brownsea Island and provide any support for visiting Scout Groups, as requested.  Members also assist the National Trust Outdoor Centre staff in the maintenance and development of the campsite.

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Bushscout UK

This Unit gathers all Bushscout UK instructors and provides support to Counties and Leaders countrywide to deliver structured and safe practical skills which includes Countryside awareness, Woodcraft, Bushcraft, Crafts, Bladed tool use, Campfire Cooking, Game Prep, Campcraft and Tomahawk Throwing Training. All members of the National Active Support Unit have achieved their instructor scarves through commitment, training, prior knowledge and assessment.

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Deep Sea Scouts

Members who have some connection with the sea (either serving, retired from, or related to a seafarer) can use their wealth of scouting and sailing experience to assist with any event large or small.

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Duke of Edinburgh's Award Training

This Unit gathers all trainers delivering DofE courses in England on behalf of Scouts.  It helps to coordinate and advertise training opportunities, as well as promote the DofE Award within Scouts.

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FLAGS

The Unit that actively supports the recruitment, retention and ongoing support of LGBT adults within Scouts in the UK.  This support extends to those already in Scouts or those considering joining the Scouts who are questioning their sexuality.

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International Support Team

The Active Support Unit facilitates opportunities for members who have or wish to participate in an international experience with Scouts.  It also provides a link between adult volunteers who wish to be part of, or support a project, or activity in scouting anywhere in the world.

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Muslim Scout Fellowship

The Active Support Unit’s main aim is to bring Scout activities to the Muslim communities of the UK, so that together, young people can develop into productive and beneficial members of their societies.

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National Catholic Scout Fellowship

Supporting members of Scouts and Girguiding in the Catholic Church and more widely, the Active Support Unit aims to provide practical help for Leaders; including ideas for faith and beliefs for use within the Programme.

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National Scout Fellowship Security Team

Providing experienced security for Scouts and Girlguiding events across the UK, the Active Support Unit ensuring the safety and welfare for all those in attendance at events by supporting event organisers with their needs.

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Nationwide Scout Communications

The Unit provides specialist communication solutions to Scouts and Girlguiding events as well as other community and charity organisations.  The Active Support Unit can support with a variety of both large and small events.

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Queens Scout Working Party

The QSWP helps promote the Top Awards, assists with the running of major national Scouts events such as the annual ‘Day of Celebration and Achievement’ at Windsor Castle, and represents the Scouts at events such as the Festival of Remembrance.

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SCAFELL

The Unit is the National Climbing and Abseiling team. They provide support with climbing and high ropes activities at a variety of scouting events.

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Scout 4x4

With a wealth of 4x4 and off road driving knowledge we can help with training, site logistics, events and 4x4 experiences for both young people and adults to learn new skills, have fun and meet new people.

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Scout Adventures Buddens Active Support Unit

The Active Support Unit supports the Scout Adventures Buddens Centre in Dorset, during special events and regularly on other weekends of the year.

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Scout Adventures Downe Active Support Unit

The Active Support Unit supports the Scout Adventures Downe Centre in Kent, during special events and regularly on other weekends of the year.

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Scout Adventures Great Tower Active Support Unit

The Active Support Unit supports the Scout Adventures Great Tower Centre in Cumbria, during special events and regularly on other weekends of the year.

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Scout Adventures Hawkhirst Active Support Unit

The Active Support Unit supports the Scout Adventures Hawkhirst Centre in Northumberland, during special events and regularly on other weekends of the year.

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Scout Adventures Woodhouse Park Active Support Unit

The Active Support Unit supports the Scout Adventures Woodhouse Park Centre in Bristol, during special events and regularly on other weekends of the year.

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Scout Adventures Youlbury Active Support Unit

The Active Support Unit supports the Scout Adventures Youlbury Centre in Oxfordshire, during special events and regularly on other weekends of the year.

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Scout and Guide Graduate Association

SAGGA is a Unit dedicated to providing skilled service to the Scouts and Girlguides.  The Unit supports the aims of both Associations enabling members to build up skills and experiences while trying new things.

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Scout Content

Scout Content provides assistance with content production and digital communications both nationally to the Scouts, as well as locally to Districts and Counties. We regularly attend large scale events and produce content in the form of photos, videos, online and print. Our aim is to support members with content production across the country.

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Scout Radio

For all things broadcast radio in Scouts across the UK.  The Unit often run FM radio stations at large Jamborees as well as supporting local Community radio stations with content about the Scouts.  Scout Radio can also provide Groups with activities suitable for gaining the Media Relations Scout Activity badge.

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Scout Tech

Scout Tech provide IT solutions to many of the large national events, giving internet access to participants as part of the event programme.  The Unit also supports organising teams with IT facilities to assist with the successful operation of events.

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ScoutLink Active Support Unit

ScoutLink aims to connect Scouts and Girlguides across the world through our online services. We provide online services all year round through IRC, Webchat, TeamSpeak, Minecraft and Discourse. Our volunteers help to ensure that this service runs smoothly and safely for the enjoyment of members around the globe.

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ScoutMed

The Active Support Unit provides first aid and medical services to Scout events and activities throughout the country. This can range from one day large District and County events through to international camps with several thousand participants.

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Supporting Assessors

The Supporting Assessors Active Support Unit is made up of members from across the UK who provide support to Activity Assessors and Nights Away Advisers within the Scouts through both regional and local workshops.

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UK Programme Support Team

If you are holding an event and need extra support, the Active Support Unit can deliver information and support about programme related topics to ensure that all leaders are fully equipped with the knowledge and skills to deliver a balanced programme.

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United Reformed Church Guide and Scout Fellowship

Supporting members of Scouts and Girlguiding in the United Reformed Church and more widely, the Active Support Unit aims to provide practical help for Leaders; including ideas for faith and beliefs for use within the Programme.

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Updated: 22/01/2020

 

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