Beaver, Cub, Scout, Explorer Leader or Assistant Leader

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Volunteering with us is fun and flexible. Whether you help out once a week, fortnight, month or term or just at special events or camps, there is bound to be a role you can play. If it's 1 hour a week or 168, there's a role for you.

As well as gaining externally recognised skills and having a brilliant time, Scouting also offers the chance to build on personal skills, like teamwork, confidence and leadership.

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

Many of our helpers and leaders are parents of our youth members because they’ve seen first-hand how Scouting benefits young people and want to give something back.

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Organisation aims and objectives

The purpose of Scouting is to promote the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social & spiritual potentials. As individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities.










Generally speaking: - Beavers meet for about an hour late afternoon or early in the evening. - Cubs tend to meet for about 90 minutes mid evening. - Scouts and Explorers usually meet for 2 hours later (7:30pm). Each Section meets on different evenings and times. Most Sections also camp at times during the year, but this is optional for volunteers. More detailed information is available at


Experience required: Enthusiasm and wanting to improve the lives of young people, and have fun at the same time!
Travel details: Most meetings take place in buildings in town/village centres, depending on individual Scout Group
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel expenses involved (not to and from meeting place) are covered.
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: Encouraged to attend a few evenings to ensure it is enjoyable

Last updated 2 months ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.