Interested in volunteering within Scouting, gaining new skills and making new friends along the way? Take the no-commitment 4 week challenge and find out about the great time that can be had helping out:
Week 1: Visit your local group
Whether you’re interested in helping with Beavers, Cubs or Scouts, get in contact to arrange a visit and come and meet our amazing young people and leaders. You’ll see what we get up to and how volunteering benefits Scouting.
Week 2: Help out with activities
Once you’ve seen what goes on, why not help out with the fun? See if you can run a game, contribute to an activity or make program suggestions to leadership.
Week 3: Get a little more involved
Now you know how things work, you’ll have a good idea of how your skills and interests might be useful for the group. So why not plan run an activity based on your skills? Don’t worry, you can start small and you’ll have plenty of help. And you’ll get the enjoyment of sharing your knowledge with young people who have a genuine interest in what you have to offer.
Week 4: Decide whether Scouting is right for you
You’ve met the young people and you’ve seen how scouting runs. So now you can decide whether you’re ready to start volunteering on a more formal basis. If you’re concerned about time commitment don’t worry: your local group will benefit from as much or as little time as you can spare. The leadership team will be happy to talk through any concerns you might have, and work with you to see how your time can be best used to benefit young people.