Adult Volunteers

We are run entirely by volunteers who give up their own time to help us. There are two main types of volunteers: the uniformed Leaders and the Executive Committee. We help volunteers get the most out of their experiences by providing opportunities for adventure, training, fun and friendship.

The Scout Association award-winning training scheme for volunteers means that adults get as much from Scouts as young people. The approach focuses on what you want to get out of volunteering with Scouts, while respecting how much time you can offer. Over 90% of Scout volunteers say that their skills and experiences have been useful in their work or personal life.

In Scouting, our adults have a responsibility to make sure that the Programme is fun and exciting. We must also make sure that it is safe. The Scout Association’s policies, rules, code of behaviour, advice on Child Protection and safety policy are there to ensure our young people stay safe while they enjoy themselves and learn.

Volunteering for Scouting is one of the most fun, rewarding and positive things you can ever do. You can give as much or a little time you like and we will match opportunities that fit your skills and time available. If you would like to have fun and make friends, earn professional qualifications and make a real difference to the lives of young people please volunteer with us.

Here are some of the key roles that we are always looking for:

HAVE YOU EVER MADE SANDCASTLES IN DECEMBER?
Our Beaver Scouts have! Our Scout meeting place has been a beach, the surface of the moon, and even a pirate’s lair. The only limit is our imagination as we plan our activities.
This is where you come in. We need an extra pair of hands, eyes and even feet! We’d like you to help with craft activities, help to judge games and explain things when they don’t quite know the rules.
If you can give us one hour twice a month to help out at Beavers it would make a vast difference to what activities the Beavers can do. You never know you might just get to the moon…

OCCASIONAL HELPER – It’s not all mud and knots
We have two large Scout troops, Cub packs and beaver colonies, preparing over 150 young people with skills for life. Encouraging boys and girls to enjoy a fun and adventurous programme.
You don’t need to be Bear Grylls to help, just willing to get involved and offer us some support in any way you can. As an occasional helper you are there to support in any way you can, this could be helping in a section with the young people or as an admin role as there are many jobs to make a successful Scout Group.
No prior skills required and we welcome your help in any areas be it writing an email to hanging from a rope, sorting badges to hiking the moors or arts and crafts to camping.

SECTION ASSISTANT – Uniform or not? help us teach skills for life
We have two large Scout troops, Cub packs and beaver colonies, preparing over 150 young people with skills for life. Encouraging boys and girls to enjoy a fun and adventurous programme.
You don’t need to be Bear Grylls to help, just willing to get involved and spare us one or more evenings a month. As a section assistant, you are an insured member of the team and supported by a training programme. You can wear a uniform or not it’s your choice, but we will supply it if wanted.
No prior skills required and we welcome your help in any areas be it writing an email to hanging from a rope, sorting badges to hiking the moors or arts and crafts.

ASSISTANT BEAVER LEADER / BEAVER LEADER
Beavers are aged 6-8, and are the first rung on the Scouting ladder
Their motto is ‘Fun and Friends’ and Beaver Leaders help them achieve that by facilitating a wide range of activities leading to the Chief Scout’s Bronze Award. Other than a sense of fun, no special skills are required, but many skills which you have will undoubtedly be transferable. Much can be gained by exchanging ideas with other leaders.
A great part of helping Beavers is that they are very receptive to new ideas.

ASSISTANT CUB LEADER / CUB LEADER
Cubs are aged 8 to 10½
Cub Leaders facilitate a wide range of activities which help develop a taste for adventure, a sense of community, an understanding of other people and an appreciation of nature, all leading to enhanced confidence, and to the Chief Scout’s Silver Award. Many of the required skills will come naturally to you, others can be learned, but the support you need will always be there. A great part of helping Cubs is that you will introduce them to activities they have never tried before, quite possibly sparking a life-long interest.

ASSISTANT SCOUT LEADER / SCOUT LEADER
Scout Leaders facilitate a wide range of adventurous activities leading to enhanced confidence and self-esteem, and to the Chief Scout’s Gold Award. No one individual is likely to have the complete set of skills required to run an effective Scout Troop. Teamwork is key, and all the support you need is there in abundance at District, County and National level. A great part of helping Scouts is seeing them develop into well-rounded teenagers and enjoying yourself the adventures that you provide for them.

‘For anyone thinking of becoming a Scout, I say, go for it, come and join the big adventure.’

Bear Grylls, UK Chief Scout

If you’d like to join us, please feel free to get in touch – we’d love to hear from you!

Nature and the outdoors are languages that can be learned. Once you identify a beech tree, tie a clove hitch or cook a simple meal over a fire that you’ve built yourself, you’ll never forget it.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls