Volunteering can be fun and very rewarding!

See this blog “10 Reasons To Volunteer” to give you a flavour – but there are many more reasons besides!

Our Scout Group depends on volunteers helping as little as an hour or two with one of our sections (Beavers/Cubs/Scouts) through to organising/running the weekly activities and special events (camps etc), and every level in-between. Whoever you are, there is something that can match your talents and available time.

You don’t have to be an adventurer like Bear Grylls to get involved with Scouting. Do you have first aid knowledge? Are you good with numbers? Handy in the kitchen or garden? Or are you a DIY whizz? We all have useful skills and you can volunteer and help in many ways. See Volunteering with Scouts for more stories.

Even if you are uncertain or not very confident – don’t worry – the Scout Association offers lots of training opportunities and mentoring for leadership and assistant roles, to help you to learn, develop and achieve amazing things that benefit you and everyone around you. For any role including occasional help (whether or not they training is needed), the group is very encouraging and supportive.

You don’t need to have a child at the group to volunteer, so if you know someone else (relative, friend or colleague) who might be interested then please ask them!



Could you help with any one of the following, be it one-off or regular help:

  • Have you got some interesting aspect of your work or hobby that would interesting for Beavers/Cubs/Scouts to learn about?
  • Could you offer the occasional hour or two (perhaps while your son/daughter is at Beavers/Cubs/Scout) to help do small jobs to help maintain the grounds, hall and equipment.
  • Would you be interested in helping our leaders & assistants occasionally on weeekday evening meetings or camps?
  • Fundraising and Social Events… have you got an idea for a fundraising or a social event? or would you be able to help organise one or more events?
  • We would love to know if you are interested in getting more actively involved as an assistant or leader of a section. We have a waiting list for Beavers and a second Beaver colony would be a great way allow more young people to share the enjoyment of scouting.

If you want to learn more, or put your name (or a friend’s name) forward, please contact one of the leaders in the groups at Beavers, Cubs or Scouts, or drop an email (see Contact Us page).