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
The Executive Committee -
Members of the Group Executive Committee are the 'Charity Trustees' of the Scout Group.
The key appointments are the:
- Group Chairman
without which the Group cannot operate.
2nd Wimborne Scout Group also have:
- Building Manager
- Quartermaster (QM)
- Joining-in Secretary
- Fund Raising Manager
Ideally there should be a parent of at least one member of each of the Sections in the Group on the committee. The Group Scout Leader and Section Leaders are ex-Officio members.
The Executive Committee supports the Group Scout Leader and is responsible for the raising of funds and the administration of Group finances, the maintenance of Group property and the insurance of persons, property and equipment. It is a collection of individuals each with their own, and sometimes different views, which is a strength that often leads to even better ideas.
The size of the Committee and frequency of meetings depend very much on the circumstances and day-to-day needs of the Group.
Parents with particular expertise that could assist the Committee, for example, simple accountancy knowledge, secretarial skills or fund raising experience, should make an active contribution to the Group by offering their services.
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.
Want to join the adventure?
2nd Wimborne are always looking for adult volunteers to assist in the group so that we can offer more places to our young people; vacancies are always available for uniformed or non-uniformed roles e.g. leaders, assistant leaders, section helpers, fund raisers, executive members or anyone who has an hour or two a week and would like to help out For further information please go to our contact page