Volunteer Leaders are, and always have been, what makes Scouting special. It has always been equally true that our Leaders get just as much out of Scouting as the young people do. Have you ever thought about helping your community? Ever thought about Scouting?
"But I don't have the skills." You don't need to be a survival expert like Bear Grylls to be a leader, we all have skills which are useful in Scouting. Are you a wizz in the kitchen? Enjoy cycling? Artful with crafts? Build a sandcastle? Tell a joke? Then there's a role for you.
"I don't have much time." How much time you give is completely up to you. Whether you can help weekly, fortnightly, once a month, occassionally at events, or on specific activities, there's a place for you. We're very flexible and can fit around your committments.
"Ok, what will I get out of it?" Well, there's that great feeling of giving children the adventure of a lifetime. And you get to join in the adventure with them. And you will pick up loads of new skills. And you'll make new friends. And it's fun.
"What help would I get?" There is a team of like-minded people there to support and assist you. There is also Scouting's award-winning leader training scheme which provides the skills and knowledge needed. Developing adults within Scouting is just as important as developing the young people.
"I don't think I want a 'front line' role." There are plenty of roles in Scouting that don't involve working directly with young people. There are committee members ensuring facilities and finances are in place, people cleaning and maintaining buildings, people organising fund-raising events, people running leader training events, and much more.