Ways to Get Involved…
Running activities for young people
Work with a small leadership team to help plan and deliver an exciting programme for members of one of our youth sections. You can do this on a flexible basis: be it weekly, bi-weekly, once a month or as it suits you.
Beaver Scouts (6 to 8 years)
Beaver Scouts are our youngest members. They usually meet weekly to take part in a wide range of activities including games, crafts, singing, visits and good turns, along with plenty of outdoor activities.
Cub Scouts (8 to 10½ years)
Cubs take part in a wide range of activities designed to be interesting and challenging. A Cub Scout meeting consists of games and activities with plenty of time spent outdoors.
Scouts (10½ to 14 years)
Each Scout Troop consists of a number of small units of around six Scouts called a Patrol, usually led by a Patrol Leader. Outdoor activities feature prominently, with the highlight being camping. Throughout the year, Scouts learn various skills, such as map reading, camp cooking and first aid in preparation for camp.
Explorer Scouts (14 to 18 years)
Explorers are encouraged to lead themselves in deciding the programme and direction of their Explorer Scout Unit, with support and guidance from leaders. The section also includes the Young Leaders’ Scheme, where young people are able to take on a leadership role in one of the younger sections
Become a volunteer manager
Our volunteer managers provide support and guidance to other adult volunteers so they are motivated and inspired to provide first class scouting opportunities for young people. Whether it’s someone to talk to or thank them, or practical help with managing resources and recruiting other volunteers. These are important and rewarding roles.
Help manage short projects, organise events, help manage funds, help with recruitment, marketing and publicity, deliver adult training or manage a volunteer team.
Helping to manage local Scouting
If you would like to help out but don’t have the time to be a leader then our trustee roles on our Executive Committees are a great way of helping with minimal time commitment. Although the ‘executive’ bit in our committee’s title makes it sound very formal, it is actually not like that at all! Our committees are made up of people just like you!
Help provide Active Support
‘Active support’ means helping out when needed. It could be by running activity badges for young people, as a Training Adviser to new leaders, helping with catering for events or camps, running activities for young people, helping with transport, assisting with hill walking, rock climbing or anything else that would support Scouting.