Adults in Scouting

One of the biggest myths about Scouting is that Groups are closing down due to a lack of young people wanting to become members. Nothing could be further from the truth; Scouting in the UK is a growing Movement and we currently have 30,000 young people on our waiting lists simply because we do not have enough adults to help out.

Facts about Adults in Scouting

Adults in scouting are from all walks of life. Yet one thing they share is the enjoyment of helping young people reach their potential. You may not be a ware of the following facts:

Why Should You Help?

There are many reasons why adults should choose to volunteer for scouting. Here are some that existing volunteers have given:

How can you help?

There are many roles which need filling within the Group and we always need help somewhere.

The Group Scout Leader is in charge of the group and responsible for the running of the Sections.

Section Leaders are, preferably, a more long term position. It is not easy to find people who will commit so you will see a regular change at the top of the Section.

Section assistants and Occasional helpers are generally parents who come down to help out once a month or on a rota. I would expect to see them move through the group with thier children.

Members of the Executive committee provide a supporting role to the Group Scout Leader and the sections by working to ensure that the facilities are available. The Executive committee also run the fund raising events for the Group

We need help from anyone who would like to lend a hand to look after equipment, the buildings and the grounds