Volunteering with Scouts is rewarding.
Scouting gives young people aged between 6 and 25 years old the opportunity to discover just what they can do and what they can achieve. From spending their first night away from home to planning an international expedition, the unique experiences Scouts of all ages enjoy help them to realise their full potential and set them up with skills for life. Scouts are do-ers and give-it-a-go-ers. Yes, we go camping, hiking, swimming, abseiling, cycling and canoeing. But we also get to hang out with our friends every week – having fun, playing games, working in a team and taking on new challenges. Everyone’s welcome here. All genders, races and backgrounds.
Scouts helps them develop skills, confidence and a sense of hope. We inspire positive futures and help young people find their place in the world by developing the character, employability and practical skills they need to succeed. Regardless of your child’s physical ability – there’s a Scout adventure out there waiting for them. And we’ll help them find it.
You don’t need to be Bear Grylls to join us. You don’t need to have been a Scout when you were younger. You don’t even need to know how to put up a tent! Our door is open to people of all ages, genders, races and backgrounds, and we’re only able to change lives because people like you lend a hand. We’re talking about tea makers, tidy-uppers and skill sharers. We’re talking about mini bus drivers and first aiders. We’re talking about students who want to boost their CV, and parents who volunteer so they can spend more time together as a family.
Whatever your skillset, lend a hand for as little or as much time as you can spare, and we promise you’ll get more out than you put in. Because whether you’re helping a leader to run an activity in the local town hall, organising a night away, or buttering slices of bread a group of very hungry eleven year olds - no two Scout meetings are the same.
The difference you make, though, is always great. We provide the training. You show up, get stuck in, and make memories for life. Sounds fun? Worthwhile? It is!
Opportunities open in Edinburgh, East Lothian, Borders, Midlothian and Pentland.
Roles vary and can include: Beaver, Cub or Scout Leader, Assistant Leaders, Occasional helpers, Executive Members, Treasurer, Secretary, Chairperson, Active Adult Supports, Speciality skills etc.