We'll always be happy to receive applications and offers from people wanting to be involved in Scouting.
The roles are many and varied, from working directly with the young people in our sections, to helping out with looking after our Scout Hut, to maintaining our website and social media. Whatever time you can spare and whatever skills you have, we can certainly make the most of it and find a rewarding role for you that makes a difference.
If you would like to join our inclusive and diverse team, or just chat about how you might be able to help, please drop us an email to email@example.com or message us on Facebook and we can have a chat.
How to join in
If you've chatted with us and would like to follow through and join the team then there are a few simple steps we have to go through:
1. Fill in the Adult Application Form and email it to us
2. Meet up with one of our team to run through the DBS request - this is an important part of our safety checks
3. Talk through the role again with one of our team and make sure you know what you're signing up for, this is backed up by a chat with our district appointments panel which will be scheduled, with plenty of notice!
When you join us there are some training items we need you to do, this is all about making sure our Young People and our Adult volunteers are safe and well looked after. Different roles need different training to be completed and a summary is below.
All of the 'Getting Started' training that needs to be done in the first 5 months can be done easily online through the links on this page
The wood badge training mentioned for Leaders and Assistant Leaders can be done as a mix of online, face-to-face and 'on the job' training. More information about the wood badge training is laid out here - don't forget that this is over a three-year period and as such is easily achieved! Many of the modules don't need 'classroom' learning and on-the-job experience can often be validated for sign-off of the learning and capability.
Working through module 2 in the table above is your personal learning plan, meaning you go through the stages at your own pace. Personal learning plan help is on this link
You can see our County training booking system here, it will help you decide what face-to-face courses work for you and when they're running.
We also have Leaders that have done some specialist training and there are opportunities to get involved with all sorts of activities. We have NSRA qualified Air Rifle instructors, Tomahawk throwing experts, Hill Walking qualifications as well as Climbing, Archery and lots more!
What to Wear?
We provide your Scouting uniform at no cost to you, there's a district shop where you can pick up what you need and we will reimburse you from the receipt.