Most of Sections would benefit from more Adult Leaders, helping to plan and run meetings and activities. This involves a regular time commitment, being involved not only in activities with young people but in planning and preparation work with other Leaders in your team.
Don't worry about a lack of experience. We'll support you with an award-winning training scheme (see below) to help you develop the skills required to deliver the best-possible Scouting for our young people.
How about a couple of hours every couple of months?
We also need some Helpers, to tackle the many things that need done at weekly meetings, much of it behind the scenes - sorting tuck sales, preparing games and equipment, helping to tidy up, etc. It all helps to improve the quality of the meeting or activity.
Why not speak to your youngster's Leader and sign up for a few evenings?
Camps, trips and Big Days Out all need additional adult cover; we need people to drive minibuses or even to sit in as extra adults in buses.
Do you enjoy outdoor activities?
We’re also very keen to hear from anyone who would like to help on an occasional basis with a specific activity - hiking, camping, climbing or water activities.
Please note that all adults working regularly with children and young people will need PVG scheme checks.
Scouting’s award-winning training scheme for volunteers means that adults get as much from Scouting as our young people.
Scouting’s quality depends on its volunteers and our volunteers depend on Scouting to teach them the skills they need.
Our modular training scheme delivers the full spectrum of required skills. Volunteers can choose training modules that are relevant to the role that they do, ranging from leadership to running residential experiences and first aid.
Our training scheme was recognised with a National Training Award from UK Skills. It is one of the reasons why we have managed to increase our volunteer numbers over the past few years, against the national trend.
Over 90% of our volunteers believe that the skills and experiences they have gained through Scouting have been of relevance to their working or personal lives, so we’re certainly doing something right. A study of volunteers found that more than two thirds of respondents reported a direct correlation between their volunteer experience within Scouting and gaining employment or career development.
Training in Scouting has also enabled volunteers to gain accreditation for Open College Network awards in Youth Work, and helped them to become associate members of the Institute of Leadership and Management and the Institute for Training and Occupational Learning - and circus skills? Well, they can be something exciting to pass on to young people!