South East Scotland Scouts

Charity registered in Scotland SC010563

South East Scotland Scouts prepares young people with skills for life - helping them speak up and play their part. Each week we give over 6,000 young people aged 6 to 25 the skills they need for school, college, university, the job interview, the important speech, the tricky challenge, and the big dreams: the skills they need for life across South East Scotland.

By 2023 Scouts will have prepared more young people with skills for life, supported by amazing leaders delivering an inspiring programme. We will be growing, more inclusive, shaped by young people and making a bigger impact in our communities.
Our mission: Scouting actively engages and supports young people in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society
Our values: We act with care, respect, integrity, cooperation, exploring our own and others’ beliefs
Our goals: By delivering this plan we will achieve the following goals against our four objectives


Current opportunities

As a Beaver Leader you would organise and lead the meetings. It sounds like a big job, but a number of our members are running sections as it plays to their strengths and they really enjoy it. We have helped to put on some of the best events and activities. It has a lot of rewards, so is certainly worth considering! This vacancy is to provide exciting indoor and outdoor activities for girls and boys aged 6-8 years old. Are you looking for that bit more out of life? Love working with young people and want to see them develop useful skills? This is an exciting opportunity to join an established Beaver Colony. We work with a great group of children from a range of backgrounds. We've got lots of plans for this year, and we'd love more people to get involved. You will be helping to provide exciting indoor, and some outdoor, activities for girls and boys aged 6-8 years old by following the Beaver Scout programme including games, skills and badge work. Also, preparing them to move onto the Cub Pack when the time comes. This is an exciting and varied position, that lets you get to the heart of Scouting activities in your community. Be prepared to make a difference! The Section Leader manages and leads the operation of the Section, in particular, the planning and safe delivery of the Balanced Programme with the help of assistants, including Assistant Section Leaders, Section Assistants and Young Leaders. The role will suit someone with strong leadership, communication and organisational skills, who holds the Scout values of integrity, respect, care and belief. The ability to work as part of a team and to motivate others is also important. This requires a weekly commitment during term time, occasional commitment during the week for planning meetings and attend the Executive Committee (meets 4 times a year) and occasionally at weekends for events like camps. This is a practical role leading a group of adults working as a team to support our youngest section, you may have experience of working with children or might be looking to gain some. You will be enthusiastic and willing to learn.

This vacancy is to provide exciting indoor and outdoor activities for girls and boys aged 6-8 years old. Scouts is both a young persons and adults experience – making friends, trying something new, doing something good for both your community and yourself and importantly making memories. It’s adventurous and rewarding. This Scouting adventure is only possible thanks to our superstar volunteers - ordinary people, like YOU, making an extraordinary difference to young people’s lives. The Assistant Beaver Leader role is one of the most popular choices as you can help with whatever the group is doing. To provide the best Scouting experience and continuity for our young people in Penicuik we need volunteers, in particular a Thursday Assistant Beaver Leader. Do you enjoy interacting with young people? Are you a team player with a positive, can-do attitude? Do you enjoy fun activities – from athletics to astronomy form photography to pioneering? Do you want to do more? Then this is right up your street. What can you do? You can play a pivotal role. Without a Beaver Colony, there would be nobody to feed new members into our Cub pack either. The existing Beavers may not be able to fully embrace the Beaver Scouts opportunity. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, demand for Scouting remains strong but we can only continue (and grow) with your help. This is your chance to make a difference and use your personal skills to help young people gain theirs as a Scout Maker. And volunteering goes both ways – you can benefit too. Like this sound of this? Beavers is packed full of amazing activities to engage and challenge Beaver Scouts of all abilities. From camps, water activities, nature walks, cooking, crafts, sport and so on. This is only possible thanks to our team of adult volunteers. We help volunteers get the most out of their experiences at Scouts by providing opportunities and support as part of team of like-minded individuals. Our approach focuses on what you want to get out of volunteering with Scouts, while respecting how much time you can offer. As Scouts is a well-known ‘brand’, this experience also looks great on any CV adding further employability skills.

The time is right to be an enabler and do a good thing. Help make sure our Scouts get the best out of Scouts. Can you help? A Scout Leader manages and leads the operation of the Section. In particular, the planning and delivery of the Balanced Programme, with the help of Assistant Section Leaders, Section Assistants, Young Leaders and members of Scout Active Support as appropriate. Some of the tasks for which the Section Leader is responsible may be delegated to others in the Section, including other Section Leaders, Assistant Section Leaders and Section Assistants. This is an excellent opportunity for the suitable candidate. This is the best non paid job out there! You can do things you would have as a child but with your adult’s head! The adults are Scouts as much as the children! Some quotes from leaders. It's basically great fun! If any person wants to become a great leader — a skill they’ll use throughout their lives in boardrooms, break rooms and living rooms — they need Scouting. As a Scout Leader, you can volunteer with us in an easy, fun and flexible way. You will benefit too picking up practical and leadership skills but the real joy lies in helping young people grow and develop. We’d be so excited to know you or someone you know wishes to get involved. A Scout Troop Leader will be responsible for organising and overseeing activities undertaken by his/her troop which might include anything from day trips, camping, hiking, arts and crafts, other outdoor pursuits or assisting in their local community. The role includes the personal safety of scouts whilst in their care and enabling scouts to work towards challenges and activity badges. Part of the Scout Troop Leader’s role is to instil confidence and self-awareness in his or her Scouts and to promote a healthy friendly environment for all those in attendance. From an administrative viewpoint a Scout Troop Leader will be required to make proper provisions for any activities undertaken such as the procurement of any equipment needed, laying on of transport, the overseeing of budgets and other issues which may have a bearing on how a troop operates.

This vacancy is to provide exciting indoor and outdoor activities for girls and boys aged 6-8 years old. Scouts is both a young persons and adults experience – making friends, trying something new, doing something good for both your community and yourself and importantly making memories. It’s adventurous and rewarding. This Scouting adventure is only possible thanks to our superstar volunteers - ordinary people, like YOU, making an extraordinary difference to young people’s lives. The Assistant Beaver Leader role is one of the most popular choices as you can help with whatever the group is doing. We are looking for a Monday AND Friday Assistant Beaver Leader. To provide the best Scouting experience and continuity for our young people in Bonnyrigg we need volunteers, in particular a Monday AND Friday Assistant Beaver Leader. Do you enjoy interacting with young people? Are you a team player with a positive, can-do attitude? Do you enjoy fun activities – from athletics to astronomy form photography to pioneering? Do you want to do more? Then this is right up your street. What can you do? You can play a pivotal role. Without a Beaver Colony, there would be nobody to feed new members into our Cub pack either. The existing Beavers may not be able to fully embrace the Beaver Scouts opportunity. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, demand for Scouting remains strong but we can only continue (and grow) with your help. This is your chance to make a difference and use your personal skills to help young people gain theirs as a Scout Maker. And volunteering goes both ways – you can benefit too. Like this sound of this? Beavers is packed full of amazing activities to engage and challenge Beaver Scouts of all abilities. From camps, water activities, nature walks, cooking, crafts, sport and so on. This is only possible thanks to our team of adult volunteers. We help volunteers get the most out of their experiences at Scouts by providing opportunities and support as part of team of like-minded individuals. Our approach focuses on what you want to get out of volunteering with Scouts, while respecting how much time you can offer. As Scouts is a well-known ‘brand’, this experience also looks great on any CV adding further employability skills.