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As Scouts, we believe in preparing young people with skills for life. We encourage our young people to do more, learn more and be more.

We are part of the UK’s biggest mixed youth organisation. We change lives by offering 6- to 18-year-olds fun and challenging activities, unique experiences, everyday adventure. Scouts helps children and young adults reach their full potential. We help young people to get jobs, save lives and even change the world.

To do this we need your help – All adults welcome.

Our award-winning training scheme for volunteers means that adults get as much from Scouting as our young people.

Scouting’s quality depends on its volunteers and our volunteers depend on Scouting to teach them the skills they need. Our modular training scheme delivers the full spectrum of required skills. Volunteers can choose training modules that are relevant to the role that they do, ranging from leadership to running residential experiences and first aid.

Our training scheme was recognised with a National Training Award from UK Skills. It is one of the reasons why we have managed to increase our volunteer numbers over the past few years, against the national trend.

Over 90% of our volunteers believe that the skills and experiences they have gained through Scouting have been of relevance to their working or personal lives, so we’re certainly doing something right.

A study of volunteers found that more than two thirds of respondents reported a direct correlation between their volunteer experience within Scouting and gaining employment or career development.

Training in Scouting has also enabled volunteers to gain accreditation for Open College Network awards in Youth Work, and helped them to become associate members of the Institute of Leadership and Management and the Institute for Training and Occupational Learning.

If you’ve been involved with scouting before, you may be in for a surprise at the range and quality of our activities, but our values remain the same.

How can you help?

Joining our Parents Committee to help with the upkeep of the building and grounds.

Fundraising directly through schemes like Easy Fundraising www.easyfundraising.org.uk/

Helping our annual bedding plant sales activity.

Joining a section meeting to demonstrate a skill or hobby you have.

 

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