Scouting relies upon its volunteers, all with an important part to play. Leaders, Assistant Leaders and Section Assistants are all at the heart of programme delivery for our Beavers, Cubs and Scouts. You don't have to be able to attend every week, just make a commitment and let us know when you are able to come along and help. The Four Week Challenge exists to make this easy.
If you aren't free on Tuesday evenings, we also welcome volunteers who can help with our admin, or who are able to join us for camps, sleepovers and activities at weekends.
It's not just about what your child can get out of Scouting, it can provide adults too with fun, adventures and the opportunity to develop new skills and meet new people. You can train for a permit in archery, shooting, climbing or different water activities, so that you can share your enthusiasm with others. Find out more about Volunteering with Scouts
Want to help?
You will start with a chat with Erica, the Acting Group Scout Leader, about what you are interested in doing, and what the different roles can involve. You will then be asked to attend an Appointments Committee, these are generally held at the County HQ in Middleton. This is not daunting, just an opportunity to talk about your future role and find out about the support available within the District and County.
At the moment, Appointment Committees are suspended, we will let you know when these resume.
There are 5 elements of initial training, all of which are available as online courses. As you would expect, our training includes Safeguarding and Safety, and the initial modules are an opportunity for you to find out a bit more about the basics of Scouting.
Opportunities for Leaders
All 3 of our sections are in need of Assistant Leaders and Section Assistants who can help to ensure our future. The idea of being a leader can seem daunting, but many hands make light work. Training and support are provided for all roles, and the best way to start is to try out the Four Week Challenge
Adults in Scouting also get an opportunity to develop their own skills and interests. It's possible to train as an instructor in climbing and high ropes, archery, shooting, paddlesports and sailing.