2nd Cole Harbour Group

Bring on the Adventure

Scouts Canada - Volunteer Job Description


Presently Serving:

Joel Rafuse

Accountable to:

Group Commissioner


Selected or elected, then appointed annually by the Group Commissioner. This can be a secondary duty assigned to any other Group Committee member.

Time Required:

4 to 6 hours per month (on average) for maintenance of the Group website and attending Group Committee meetings.

Scope of Position:

The Group Webmaster is responsible for the effective operation of the Group website. 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.


  • accept, edit, prepare and post contributions from youth, parents, volunteers and leaders.
  • ensure that the information contained in the Group website is accurate.
  • ensure that only necessary personal contact information is displayed for Group Committee members and Section Scouters.
  • ensure that the website is updated on a regular basis to reflect changes in activity schedules, activity information, and news articles.
  • ensure that the Group obtains suitable release for the use of digital photographic images on the Group website.
  • ensure that the Group website is backed up and can be restored.


The ideal candidate will have:

  • Demonstrated the appropriate graphic and web page authoring knowledge and skills related to the position.
  • Successfully completed Group Committee training.
  • 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.