Help Out

We need you! There are thousands of young people on waiting lists to join Scouting simply because there are not enough adult helpers to help with their activities

Young people are missing out because adults won’t give up a few hours of their spare time!

Think Scouting’s not for you? So did the vast majority of our helpers and leaders, but they soon change their minds when they findout that it’s not only the kids who have fun in Scouting, adults do to!

You don’t have to know how to tie a knot, light a fire with a couple of sticks or like wearing baggie shorts and a silly hat. Scouting’s not what it used to be (see the video here) and it offers loads of opportunities for adults to join in. You’ll get all the support and training you need and you can give as much or as little time as you like!

There are so many things to do in Scouting that there is always a vacancy somewhere at Group or District level…

What sort of things can you do? Take a look:

Adult helpers – no uniform, no training, just a simple CRB check and you’re in! You can help at camps, supervising activities (indoors and outdoors), cooking and loads more.

Leaders – adult leaders are directly involved with the young people, planning programmes and running activities. How much responsibility you accept or commitment you make is up to you. You don’t have to know how to light a fire or tie knots. All you need is a positive approach and natural enthusiasm – the kids will love you and you’ll love the fun!

Here’s what one of our leaders says about their experience:

“Being a leader is not easy, but it’s not hard either. It’s a real privilege to work with young people and see them develop.

“It wouldn’t be overstating things to compare it to parenting – remember the joy you felt when you saw your child take their first steps, say their first words, learn to ride a bike? Well, as a leader I get that same warm feeling when I see a scout overcome their fears to climb a rock face, abseil down a wall, cook a meal on an open fire…

“To think; I’ve been a part of helping him/her achieve something and develop as a person. Become a leader and you will experience that same level of satisfaction.”

Support – There are lots of support roles to fulfil – treasurer, secretary, chair, adminitsration, recruitment, quartermaster, active support, cooks… the list is endless. Whatever your skills or interests, Scouting will have something for you to do and for you to feel part of!

Young Leaders – A branch of the Explorer section, young people 14-18 years old can help out at groups as young leaders on their way to becoming a full leader.

To find out more, contact us.

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