For information on joining a child aged between 6 and 14 into scouting as a Beaver Scout, Cub Scout, Sea Scout or Explorer, see our Join Scouting page.
Scouting cannot survive without the support of our adult volunteers, helpers and leaders.
There are many ways in which adults, including parents, can get involved in Scouting, including:
- help with fund raising
- Special skills assistance – the group can benefit from volunteers who have professional skills including electrical, engineering…
- Committee Member – the committee supports the Scout group in delivering its programme of activities
- Group Occasional Helper – occasionally assisting with one of the sections (Beavers, Cubs or Scouts)
- Section Assistant – assist the Section Leaders and Assistant Section Leaders in delivering the programme to young people in Scouting
- Assistant Section Leader – supports the Section Leader in the operation of their Section
- Section Leader – Managing and leading the operation of a Section
All adults who volunteer within Scouting are required to have a satisfactory DBS check undertaken through The Scout Association. This is arranged on their behalf and at no cost to the Volunteer.
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