We Need You!

Date: 7th Jul 2021 Author: Matthew Ruddle

You Are The Leader We’re Looking For!

We need people like you to be volunteer leaders, for two of our groups.

The Scouts group, for children aged 10 to 14, meets on Fridays from 7:15 until 8:45pm in Long Hanborough. They need additional leaders to keep the group running.

The Explorers group, for young people aged 14 to 18, currently meet on Wednesdays 7:30-9pm, although the day and time is flexible depending on availability. They have two dedicated volunteers but need someone like you to lead the group.

Volunteering with us is a fantastic opportunity: in fact, it is good for you! Volunteering improves your mental health, boosts your skills and helps you connect with the community. Here’s what Paul says about his experience as a volunteer leader:

“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!”

As Paul says, you will receive training and be supported all the way by experienced leaders and the committee who work hard behind the scenes to make sure everything runs smoothly.

The groups only run during term-time so we are not active during the summer holidays; now is the perfect time to get in touch with us to find out how you can get involved and make a huge difference to the lives of young people in Long Hanborough and Freeland.

Send an email to gsl@hfscouting.org.uk to express your interest or to ask for more information. You don’t need any experience and we don’t expect you to be Bear Grylls!

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