Fast Track Scheme
We always have many young people on our waiting list to join the group. The group operates entirely through the efforts of volunteers and we are always looking to recruit adult helpers. Because of this we offer the possibility of letting a child join the group more quickly, in return for a meaningful commitment of time and effort from one or both of their parents.
To justify giving your child a place in the group, while others have to wait, we would expect you to help on a regular basis, and to provide this assistance to the group for at least two years.
Uniformed Leader roles
Most parents whose children join the group through the fast track scheme become a Section Assistant or Assistant Leader. These roles would require you to devote some time to the group every week during term times (for example helping at Beavers meetings every week) and sometimes at weekends and during holiday too (helping at camps and other events).
Governance and Admin roles
If you feel you’re more suited to helping behind the scenes, we’d be looking for you to take up a formal role like Group Secretary or Treasurer, or to take on a significant administrative responsibility such as managing our stores and equipment, or keeping our website updated
Scouting is for everyone
This may sound like a big commitment, but scouting is something that people of all ages can enjoy. If you join the team of adult volunteers who help our leaders run our Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorer sections, or who do important work in the background, you will sometimes work hard, but we also have fun together. You can also gain the deep satisfaction of knowing that you are helping – directly or indirectly – young people in our local community to learn new skills for life and grow in confidence.
If you can give us your time and enthusiasm, we will ensure that you are given all the training and support that you need to make your scouting journey a success.
You can read more about the tasks and roles we currently need help with here.
Let us know if you can help
If you think you may be able to help in any of these roles, please let us know by filling out this form.