Volunteer with us
Volunteering with Scouting is easier than you think..!
Scouting is about everyday people working as leaders and supporters in Scout Groups in their communities, giving young people confidence, a sense of purpose, life values and outdoor skills that are hard to find anywhere else – we call this everyday adventure!
Part of Scouting’s modern appeal to adults is our approach to flexible volunteering, it’s great when people can make a regular commitment to help to provide weekly scouting to young people but we know it’s not always possible. People nowadays have busy, often unpredictable lives – meaning that they can’t commit set hours, on set days.
All our volunteering opportunities are based on a flexible volunteering model, meaning that if you are unable to make the meeting its fine, we don’t expect everyone to be available every week. Scouting is still scouting, whether you’re involved once a week, once or twice a month, every six weeks or even once a year; and whether you are in the thick of activities with a group of young people or working behind the scenes in a management, trustee or support role. Everyone has something to offer as far as supporting Scouting is concerned, whatever your age or ability, and there are lots of ways to get involved.
Through the adventure of Scouting, young people get to take controlled risks in a safe environment and have one of their first tastes of responsibility. We aim to give young people experiences they’ll never forget. You don’t have to have any previous experience, or any specialist knowledge, just a passion to see children develop into confident young people. If you’re interested come and let us know.
The community around 1st Braughing is growing as a result of the local housing developments, and we need to be prepared to support young people.
Over 90% of Scout volunteers say that their skills and experiences have been useful in their work or personal life.
How much time you give is up to you, and you don’t need any previous experience. Scouting have a huge variety of roles to suit everyone, and whatever role you choose, we’ll make sure you’re properly trained and supported.
Join in the Fun and Adventure, you never know, like us you might even enjoy yourselves
Our group is supported by a dedicated bunch of volunteers known as the Executive Committee and every Scout Group and District has one.
The Executive Committee in Scouts is like a board of governors in a school. Basically, it makes sure that the young people get the best possible experience. The volunteers that make up the committee give their time to ensure that our Group continues to meet its charitable purpose: safely and legally.
If you would like to join the team and enjoy the fun, friendship and adventure of Scouting, we would really welcome your support. You can work directly with young people or in a behind the scenes role. Prior experience or a connection with Scouting is not necessary and we welcome people from different backgrounds. Remember, you can decide how much or little time you give to Scouting.