Adult Volunteers

We are run entirely by volunteers who give up their own time to help us. There are two main types of volunteers: the uniformed Leaders and the Executive Committee. We help volunteers get the most out of their experiences by providing opportunities for adventure, training, fun and friendship.

The Scout Association award-winning training scheme for volunteers means that adults get as much from Scouts as young people. The approach focuses on what you want to get out of volunteering with Scouts, while respecting how much time you can offer. Over 90% of Scout volunteers say that their skills and experiences have been useful in their work or personal life.

In Scouting, our adults have a responsibility to make sure that the programme is fun and exciting. We must also make sure that it is safe. The Scout Association’s policies, rules, code of behaviour, advice on Child Protection and safety policy are there to ensure our young people stay safe while they enjoy themselves and learn.

Volunteering for Scouting is one of the most fun, rewarding and positive things you can ever do. You can give as much or a little time you like and we will match opportunities that fit your skills and time available. If you would like to have fun and make friends, earn professional qualifications and make a real difference to the lives of young people please volunteer with us.

Here’s what Paul, one of our volunteers says about his experience:

“I started as a Cub leader earlier this year and I can really vouch for how rewarding it is. You don’t need to have any specific skills – the programme we run is incredibly varied, from robotics and photography to hiking and backwoods cooking, so there’s something for everyone. You will be well supported by experienced leaders and the wider scouting organisation, so you needn’t worry about being dropped in the deep end. The benefits that young people get from scouting is immeasurable. Come and join us!”

If you’d like to join us, please feel free to get in touch via the contact page or send an email to gsl@hfscouting.org.uk – we’d love to hear from you!

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls