There are many ways that Adults can be involved in the Scout Group family.

Come back to Scouting

Where you a scout in the past? Do you remember having fun camping, playing wide games or an evening spent around a camp fire? Why not help today’s young people get the the most they can out of their scouting experience.


After the uniformed members of the group, Parents are the next most important group of people associated with the group. Parents can help in many ways not least by ensuring that the young people attend regularly and arrive and are collected on time.

Parents also have a wide range of experience and knowledge that they can pass on. We encourage all parents to take part in the parents rota and volunteer to help with one meeting a term, (don’t worry, you will not left to fend for yourselves). Not only will you have the chance to experience an activity that your child enjoys, you might also have fun yourself 🙂

The group is also very dependent on parents to help with fundraising activities, this will only take up an hour or 2 of your time, have a look at our fund raising page to see what we do or just use our website to access your favourite online shops who will make a donation at no cost to yourself for each purchase. Perhaps you have some great ideas about how else we could raise funds.

How can I help with Scouting?

There are many ways in which you can give your time to help Scouting whatever your gender, age, abilities and skills. Simply let us know your availability and how you would like to help. All the different roles are explained here.

If you are interested please get in contact.

What’s holding you back?

In the 2012 on the Impact of Scouting, youth members report the following:

Young people will develop a wide range of skills through

  • 82% of young people said that Scouting helps them to develop their character and confidence.
  • 87% of young people said that Scouting helped them to contribute to their communities.
  • 92% of young people said that Scouting helped them build good relationships and social skills.
  • 88% of young people said that Scouting helped them at school and in employment.

But it’s not just the young people, the report also found that volunteers benefited greatly too:

  • 91% of volunteers said that Scouting had helped them develop key skills, such as leadership, teamwork, character development and social skills.
  • 97% of volunteers said that being involved helped them with relationship-building.
  • 97% of volunteers said that Scouting helped them develop their volunteering activity including contributing to the community, improved understanding of the community and improved skills for volunteering
  • 95% said that Scouting helped them improve their physical skills, including the improved ability to cope with outdoor conditions.

So what’s holding you back?

I don’t have a background in Scouting, does this matter?

No previous Scouting experience is needed. Energy and enthusiasm are the qualities we are looking for.

I will only be able to help out on a flexible basis, is this ok?

Yes. There are many different ways to help in Scouting and many of these can be adapted to suit your needs. Whether you can help out once a fortnight, month or term or just at special events or camps, there is bound to be a role you can play. Learn more.

Will I get paid?

Unfortunately, as a voluntary organisation we are unable to pay volunteers for the time they give to Scouting. Out of pocket expenses are paid and we offer opportunities for leaders to take part in activities and social activities.

What are the benefits of helping out?

There are a number of benefits you can gain from volunteering. Spending time with your child, learning new skills and contributing to your community are just a few of the reasons why our current Leaders choose to spend some of their spare time in Scouting.

I don’t have a specific skill but am keen to help out, what can I do?

Everyone will have a skill, attribute or ability that they can pass on to our young people. One of the best things about volunteering however, is the chance to learn new skills you may not have been able to otherwise.

Do I have to wear uniform?

No. Although Scouting is a uniformed organisation, adults in Scouting do not have to wear a uniform.

Are there any age restrictions on helping out?

As long as you are over 18 years of age, you can help out as an adult volunteer in Scouting. There is no upper age limit for adult volunteers. If you are aged between 14-18, there is the option of becoming a Young Leader. More information about the Young Leaders’ Scheme.

Will I be insured?

Yes. All Members are covered under our Personal Accident and Medical Expenses Policy.

So what next?

Don’t be shy, act today. Why not contact us to see what it’s all about. If you know somebody who’d be perfect, point them towards us as well.