VOLUNTEER. Volunteering’s not just about giving back – it goes both ways. It improves your wellbeing, gives you skills for the future, and helps you make new friends (and memories). Volunteering with young people Team player? Love supporting young people? Great at planning? Most of our volunteers work directly with young people aged 4-14 through our Squirrels, Beaver, Cub and Scout groups, known as sections – helping young people gain skills for life through activities and adventures. Working in teams, they might: Welcome young people and families to sessions and events Make sure everyone’s safe, supported, included and having fun Help to plan and lead activities Get involved with days out, camps and expeditions Share and learn skills – from coding to cake decorating to canoeing Celebrate young people’s achievements big and small No previous experience with young people? No problem. Whether you’d like to help out week-after-week or whenever-you-can, we provide training, learning opportunities and cups of tea – every step of the way. Get a taste for what we get up to – watch the sample indoor activity below. Making it all happenWant to make a big impact behind the scenes? Your time and skills can make a difference in so many ways. Not all volunteers work directly with young people. Locally, regionally and nationally, many help out in other ways. Working in teams, they might: Get the best out of volunteers, using their people and leadership skills Spread the word about Scouts to attract new members Help with admin, fundraising, finances, operations or governance Keep everything running smoothly on the ground – from serving tea and coffee, helping to tidy up after meetings or sessions, driving or keeping meeting places in tip top condition Not sure how you’d like to help yet, or how much time you have to give? No worries. Your local team can chat you through a whole host of options – including flexible and occasional volunteering. Find an opportunity that’s #GoodForYou today Bring Your Grown Up Day 2024! In February 2024, we welcomed about 120 people, young and not to young to enjoy some very scouting activities with us. Here are some photos from the day. It was brilliant to see so many people and all of the volunteers loved to show you what scouting is all about.