Many of the leaders in the Group have grown up in the Group. They have joined as a Beaver or Cub and progressed through the Scouts to become a Young Leader and then an Assistant Leader. For example, our Group Scout Leader originally joined the Group as a Cub.
Most of the other leaders have close family connections with the 28th, through their husbands, wives, sons or daughters.
Even if a leader is already well known within the Group, he or she has to go through a formal appointments process. This involves completing a Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme application (which is then processed by Disclosure Scotland) and attending an interview with the District Appointments Committee.