Scouting4All > Growing

We don't just want to grow for the sake of it - we're investing in growth because we want every young people to have the opportunity to benefit from learning skills for life through our programme of everyday adventure.

There are a number of ways that we are supporting growth.

County-led Growth Project

Our Growth and Development Officer, Paul Coleman, is working with our Section and Group Leadership Teams to strengthen small sections and open new provision where a community has no access to Scouting today.

If you are a member and would like some support; please get in touch with Paul to discuss your ideas.

Accessing Support Available from The Scout Association

The Regional Services Team (RST) support the opening of new Scout groups and sections across England. To read more about what the RST could help with click here.

The National Regional Services Manager leads the RST and works with the RST Leadership Team, Chief Membership Officer, Membership Engagement Manager, Chief Commissioners for England, Regional Commissioners and other HQ teams to ensure the service is delivering to its objectives, and is supporting the growth of Scouting across England.

Area Growth and Development Managers work with Regional, County and District Commissioners and their teams to identify and support growth opportunities across their Regions. They lead all the HQ employed staff across their respective areas, and provide support for critical incidents.

Senior Growth and Development Officers lead almost all externally funded HQ employed development staff in their respective areas, and in turn report to the AGDM. SGDO's also support the project working groups supporting funded projects, and can support Counties or Districts in establishing development officer projects.

If you would like to request support from the Regional Services Team; click here to make a project request.