Adult Volunteers…

Leaders – what do they do?

Adult volunteers can choose to help and lead activities for one of our Beaver Colonies, Cub Packs or Scout Troop – as an Occasional Helper, Section Assistant or Section Assistant Leader or Section Leader (there are LOTS of options).

Then as part of the Leader team, plan and deliver an exciting, interesting balanced programme to the boys and girls that gives them the opportunity to have fun and learn new skills while taking part in many different types of activities – including lots of adventures, challenges, trips, visits, visitors and possibly even the occasional weekend camp.

Providing ‘everyday adventure’ is what we do!

  • Volunteering looks great on your CV and a recent impact report told us that 80% of external organisations said that Scouting has benefited their organisation.
  • Volunteering is both fun and rewarding, allowing you to feel empowered and giving you a sense of pride.
  • Scouting aims to have a real and positive impact on the lives of our young people, our volunteers and our local community.
  • No Experience is required.

What we will provide

  • Fun, Friendship and Adventure.
  • On-going support and mentoring within your new role.
  • On-going training and CPD including nationally recognised qualifications like First Aid and Safeguarding at no cost to you.
  • Opportunities to expand your personal skills and qualifications.
  • An opportunity to make a positive contribution to our local community and provide life-changing opportunities to the young people in it.
  • Full membership to The Scout Association.
  • Free uniform.
  • Access to excellent equipment and facilities.
  • Generous activities budget.
  • Local District and County organised events for each Section.
  • Practical and online resources, help and advice for planning future activities, adventures, trips and programme ideas.
  • Behind the scenes admin support and support from the Scout Group’s leader team, executive committee and charity trustees plus The Scout Association Press, Media, Social Media, Website & PR support, coverage and reporting.
  • The opportunity to gain professional qualifications and add memberships of professional organisations such as the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM ) to your CV.
  • Insurance – as a member of The Scout Association you would be insured while on Scouting events and sessions.
  • An annual programme of events for all members of the Scout Group eg Panto, Family Camp.

Ware & District Scouts

  • Annual programme of District run events, social events, support and training opportunities etc.

Hertfordshire County Scouts

  • Bi-monthly magazine and monthly e-newsletters, County events, support and training opportunities – and social events

From The Scout Association:

  • A telephone support and information service
  • A full colour, 80+ page magazine 3 times a year
  • Special supplements each year for your specialist area
  • On-going training and development – online and face to face
  • A dedicated and daily updated website with thousands of downloadable resources to help you in your role
  • Discounts on a range of outdoor gear, travel and other offers
  • Social and activity days for adult volunteers
  • National and international Scouting events
  • National press, PR, marketing, lobbying and campaigning for all Scouting and much, much more.

And did you know…?

  • You’d be joining over 100,000 other adult volunteering in UK Scouting right now including HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, Bear Grylls, Julia Bradbury, Steve Backshall, Ellie Simmonds, Chris Evans and Helen Glover – and that includes over 3,182 adults in Hertfordshire alone who support nearly 17,000 boys and girls in our County with Scouting activities every week.
  • The number of volunteers working for Scouting is bigger than the combined workforces of the BBC (24,000) and McDonald’s (67,000) put together.
  • Volunteering in Scouting can provide opportunities for travel and adventures throughout the UK and internationally – like the World Scout Jamboree in Japan 2015.
  • Adults volunteers must be aged 18 or older. Young people aged 14 to 18 can still help us by volunteering as a Young Leader.
  • A criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) will be required.

Join the Adventure!

To find out more or to discuss volunteering in our Scout Group. please talk to any of the leader teams or email us at

We look forward to welcoming you to the team!

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