Welcome to our webpage about adult volunteering in a Scout group!

Scouting is a worldwide movement that has been providing young people with opportunities for adventure, personal growth, and leadership development for over 100 years. But Scouting wouldn’t be possible without the tireless dedication and support of adult volunteers.

As an adult volunteer in our Scout group, you’ll have the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of young people in our community, while also developing your own skills and having fun.

Why Volunteer with a Scout Group?

Volunteering with a Scout group can be an incredibly rewarding experience. Here are just a few reasons why you should consider becoming an adult volunteer:

  1. Make a Difference: As a volunteer, you’ll have the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of young people. You’ll help them develop new skills, build confidence, and make lifelong memories.
  2. Personal Development: Volunteering with a Scout group is also a great way to develop your own skills and interests. You’ll have the opportunity to learn new things, meet new people, and challenge yourself in new ways.
  3. Fun and Adventure: Scouting is all about adventure, and as a volunteer, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of exciting activities and events.

Volunteer Roles in a Scout Group

There are many different volunteer roles within a Scout group, and there’s sure to be a role that’s right for you. Here are some of the most common roles:

  1. Section Leader: Section Leaders are responsible for planning and delivering the program for a particular age group within the Scout group.
  2. Assistant Section Leader: Assistant Section Leaders support the Section Leaders in delivering the program for their age group.
  3. Occasional Helper: Occasional Helpers provide support to the Section Leaders and Assistant Section Leaders, assisting with activities and events as required.
  4. Executive Committee Member: The Executive Committee is responsible for the financial management of the Scout group, as well as providing support and guidance to the GSL.
  5. Group Treasurer: The Group Treasurer is responsible for managing the finances of the Scout group, including keeping accurate records and preparing budgets.
  6. Group Secretary: The Group Secretary is responsible for ensuring that the Scout group is run in accordance with the policies and procedures set out by the Scout Association.
  7. Quartermaster: The Quartermaster is responsible for the management and maintenance of the group’s equipment and resources.
  8. Activity Leader: Activity Leaders are responsible for planning and delivering specific activities or events within the Scout group, such as camping trips or hikes.

How to Become an Adult Volunteer

Becoming an adult volunteer in our Scout group is easy! Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Contact Us: The first step is to get in touch with us Join Us.
  2. Complete a Volunteer Application: Once you’ve identified a volunteer role that you’re interested in, you’ll need to complete a volunteer application form. This will include providing some basic information about yourself and your background.
  3. Undergo a Background Check: Depending on the role you will be volunteering for, you may be required to undergo a background check. This is to ensure that you do not have a criminal record that would make you unsuitable to work with young people.
  4. Attend Training: All scout groups provide training for their adult volunteers. This training will usually cover topics such as child protection, first aid, and scouting skills. Depending on the role you will be volunteering for, you may be required to complete additional training.
  5. Start Volunteering: Once you have completed the application process and any required training, you can start volunteering with the scout group. Depending on the role you will be volunteering for, you may be asked to commit to a certain number of hours per week or month. Remember to have fun and enjoy the experience of working with young people and helping them develop their skills and confidence!