Choosing our Leaders

All volunteers who help to run our activities give their time freely to help young people enjoy Scouting.

Leaders are interviewed locally and asked to provide references. Everyone working with young people in Scouting is asked to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, previously referred to as a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) Check.

If you'd like to become a leader, please contact us! We're always looking for more enthusiastic leaders.


Code of Behaviour

We have a clear code of behaviour which is given to all adults working in Scouting, regardless of their role. This is also included in the training that leaders receive, and offers advice about how young people should be treated. We have also developed a set of group policies to ensure Islamic principles are upheld.

If you would like to see a copy of the code of behaviour for adults, you can either email us, or speak to your section leader.



We expect all leaders to take courses in basic first aid and child protection. Special training is provided for those taking young people away on residential events like camps and sleepovers.

Throughout their time in 1st Cathays, our leaders undertake 18 training modules - ranging from running safe activities, to skills of leadership. To commemorate the training leaders take part in, they are presented with Wood Beads (a necklace).

See below for all our current Wood Bead collectors.

Wood Bead Achievers

Scout Hall, 21-23 Wyverne Road, Cardiff, CF24 4BG