Volunteer in Scouting

Who Leads Scouts?

All our leaders and members of the Group Executive Committee are volunteers. We all give up our time freely and the more help we have the more we can do for the Young People in the Group. The lack of volunteers to support the group is our biggest limitation.

Volunteering needn’t mean a major commitment: sharing your skills for just an evening or afternoon is of enormous value to the children. Joining the Executive Committee to help run the Group by attending a few evening meetings a year is another way you can help.

What Skills Will You Learn?

You may want to consider becoming a Leader, Assistant Leader, Section Assistant or Occasional Helper. This is the most rewarding way to get involved. In addition to the extensive training you receive, you’ll be opening yourself up to a wide range of new experiences and adventures that are nothing like normal life. You’ll discover new skills and make new friends while all the time getting a real sense of achievement from helping young people grow, expand their horizons and learn Skills for Life. It’s rewarding work on so many levels.

What’s Stopping You?

The most common reason for not becoming a volunteer is fear of time commitment. We welcome flexible volunteering and if you cannot help on a weekly basis perhaps an administrative role while on the train to work would suit. For Leaders two hours a week is the typical commitment, for some of us that’s all we can give and it is greatly appreciated.

We are always looking for more volunteers to help keep the meetings running every week. In the past, we have had to cancel meetings due to a lack of adult help and we hope not to have to return to that situation. Your continued help is greatly appreciated and allows us to offer more and more to the young people. Please consider volunteering.