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Opening a new Group or Section

Opening a new Group or section can have a big impact on your District’s time and resources.

The following information and tools are designed to support and guide you along the way. For a general overview of the process read ‘A guide to opening new Groups and sections’.

It’s important to note that if you are considering opening a new section, you must obtain the approval of your line manager. The District Commissioner must agree any new provision that you intend to open.

Did you know?

The Regional Service Team is a team of locally based UKHQ staff whose purpose is to support the development of Scouting. They’ve a wealth of experience in opening new Groups, new sections and expanding existing provision. If you’re not in England, please get in touch with your national HQ office or development personnel for more details.


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