2nd Cole Harbour Group

Bring on the Adventure

Scouts Canada - Volunteer Job Description


Bring on the adventure

Presently Serving:

Kevin MacDonald

Accountable to:

Group Commissioner


Selected or elected, then appointed annually by the Group Commissioner

Time Required:

6 - 8 hours per month (average) for issue and receipt of Group equipment, and attending Group Committee meetings.

Scope of Position:

The Group Quartermaster is responsible for the effective management of Group outdoor equipment. This position requires working as part of the Group Committee supporting Section Leadership teams so they can conduct respective programs in accordance with guidelines in Section level program handbooks, By-Law, Policies and Procedures and Venturer and Rover By-laws.


  • Maintain an accurate inventory of all Group outdoor.
  • Ensure that Group equipment is properly and securely stored in a safeguarded facility.
  • Undertake inspection of all equipment when it is returned and ensure that equipment is properly cleaned and ready for long-term storage.
  • Undertake normal routine preventative and corrective maintenance to ensure that equipment is suitable for issue.
  • Prepare cost estimates and make recommendations to the Group Committee for the repair, replacement and/or purchase of additional equipment to support outdoor program activities.

Program Support:

  • Issue to and receive from Section leaders requested outdoor equipment that will support the outdoor activity being run by the Section.
  • Inspect the serviceability of the equipment and arrange for the repair and/or replacement of any piece of equipment that is not suitable for use.
  • Accept suggestions from Section leaders for addition of new equipment to the Group inventory to better support outdoor activities.
  • Provide support in the preparation of Group camps or special events.
  • When necessary, arrange for the transportation of Group equipment to Group camps or special events.


The ideal candidate will have:

  • Demonstrated the appropriate knowledge and skills related to the position.
  • Successfully completed Group Committee training.
  • Committed to undertake further personal development related to their role as Group Secretary.
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills.
  • Modeled positive behaviors appropriate to Scouting.
  • Registered as a member of Scouts Canada.


"Selective recruitment" and "appropriate training" are two key ways to get and keep volunteers who will support quality program opportunities to the children and youth by working as members of the Group Committee.

Group Committee members will have been recruited principally because of their experience, special skills, and attitudes. Those involved in the recruiting process must be satisfied that the individual is:

Prepared to:

  • Accept, and demonstrate personal values compatible with, Scouting's Mission and Principles.
  • Subscribe to the program goals of all Scouting programs.
  • Be comfortable with, enjoy, and care about youth and young adults in developmentally appropriate ways.
  • Be accountable for his/her actions.
  • Follow Scouting's policies and procedures.

Willing to:

  • Acquire the knowledge and skills appropriate to his/her volunteer role in Scouts Canada.
  • Work co-operatively with other adults.
  • Be open and honest.
  • Be objective in evaluations.
  • Provide a role model of appropriate adult behaviour.
  • Wear the official Scouter uniform.
  • Participate in, and support, Scouts Canada volunteer screening measures.