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As well as encouraging your child with their activities and badges there may be other ways that you can help the leaders in the Group. Specialist skills, help with transport or simply an extra pair of hands on a busy night or outing are always welcome. We are looking into running a parent rota but also seek assistance when required.

Alternatively you may feel that you are able to offer regular help with Scouting in the Group by becoming a leader or a helper. For more information have a chat with one of the leaders.

Whatever your skills, experience and interests, we can find a role for you!

Scouting is growing in popularity, with increasing numbers of boys and girls joining the adventure.

But because the demand from young people far outstrips the numbers of adult volunteers we have available to help, thousands of young people across the country are still on waiting lists to join.

We need your help to allow more young people to experience the challenge and adventure of Scouting.

What can Scouting do for me?

Our adult volunteers get just as much fun from Scouting as young people. As well as helping young people to enjoy the adventure of Scouting, you also get the opportunity to try a whole range of different activities and new experiences.

We can also help you develop your current skills and learn new ones. Volunteering in Scouting can enhance your CV or simply allow you to pursue your interest in a specific hobby.

You don’t need to have previous experience in Scouting, just energy and enthusiasm. All of our adult volunteers receive full induction and ongoing training and support.

How can I help Scouting?

There are many ways in which you can give your time to help Scouting whatever your gender, age, abilities and skills. Most of our volunteers have full-time jobs and help out on a flexible basis, around their other commitments.

Whether you can spare two hours a week or one day a month, we need volunteers to help young people experience the challenge and adventure of Scouting.

Simply let us know your availability and how much your would like to help and we will match this to roles within our group or local area.

Why help?

There are many reasons why adults choose to volunteer for Scouting. Here are some that existing volunteers have given:

  • To give something back to the community
  • To support the leaders
  • Because volunteering is a ‘good thing’
  • To spend more quality time with your child
  • To develop your own skills
  • To enjoy and rediscover adventure for yourself

Chief Scout Bear Grylls says:

I wasn’t involved in scouting until someone asked me and I jumped at the chance. Adventure isn’t just for young people or those of us already wearing neckerchiefs; it’s for everyone. There’s lots of talent among our 800,000 parents. Let’s bring some of that into scouting. Just ask – that’s all it takes.’

How Can I Get Involved?

To find out more or to volunteer at 109th Scout Group, fill in our Volunteering Form below and our Group Scout Leader will contact you to arrange an informal chat. This will give you the opportunity to find out more about Scouting and what roles the group has available.

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