Everyone has something to give
Volunteering in Scouting is fun and rewarding - you will have the chance to learn new skills, rediscover adventure, make new friends, spend more time with your child and give something back to your community.
The main roles in Scouting are:
Occasional Helper - helping at meetings, more than once a month, on a semi-regular basis - this is not a formal appointment, so there are no training requirements.
Section Assistant - running games and activities, also helping young people to achieve badges and awards - involves becoming a member of the Scout Movement and completing three short introductory training modules.
Assistant Section Leader - helping the Section Leader to organise and run the programme for the section - involves becoming a member of the Scout Movement and completing a series of short training modules
Section Leader - responsible for planning, organising and running the programme for the section - involves becoming a member of the Scout Movement and completing a series of short training modules
All adults that come into regular contact with young people are required by law to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS), which helps to prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. This Disclosure Check, which must be renewed at five yearly intervals, includes all Leaders, Assistants and Occasional Helpers; as well as the Group Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer.
Additionally, the Group requires that all parents who may have contact with young members, especially those attending camps, to be DBS Checked. This provides greater flexibility when arranging help with the activities.