Q: Do Deputy District Commissioners have their appointment processed by the District Appointments Advisory Committee or the Regional Appointments Advisory Committee?
A: The Regional Appointments Advisory Committee
Q: I've just finished my Queen's Scout Award, who meets with me to sign off the paperwork and check that I've completed everything?
A: You should contact your District Commissioner who will meet with you and complete the paperwork. Where required, support will be provided to District Commissioners by the Assistant Regional Commissioner (Scout Network) to enable them to complete the process.
Q: I'm filling out a Form AA with a new adult, who should they use as referees on Form AA?
A: Whilst it is not specified in POR, the Regional Executive Committee would recommend that as a matter of good practice, all referees should be independent.
Referees should preferably have knowledge of the applicant's work or contact with children and / or should be able to comment on the applicant's character and relationships with others. At least one of the referees should have known the applicant for at least five years, and one must not be from Scouting. Referees should not be relatives, but might include an applicant's employer, college tutor, etc
This means that whilst one of the referees could be from the Group that the person is applying to, it would be better if the person was not from the same section as the new adult will be working in. The referee must not be the line manager who is supporting the person through the appointments process (i.e. GSL for a Group appointment or DC for a District appointment).
The second referee should, wherever possible, be someone from out with Scouting who knows the applicant and who can provide an objective and independent opinion about their suitability for their role in Scouting, however that person cannot be a family member of the new adult.