Volunteer with us

Have you ever made sandcastles in December?


Our Beaver Scouts have! Our meeting places have been beaches, the surface of the moon, and even a pirate’s lair. The only limit is our imagination as we plan our activities.

This is where you come in. We need an extra pair of hands, eyes and even feet! We’d like you to help with craft activities, help to judge games and explain things when they don’t quite know the rules.

If you can give us one hour twice a month to help out at Beavers it would make a vast difference to what activities the Beavers can do. You never know you might just get to the moon.

Can you build a den?

Building dens is a real treat when you are nine, and even more fun when you are an adult! We need you to come along to Cubs and support our young people.

Not just build dens, but help do map work, craft, walking, hiking and even make stuff from bits of wood (we call that pioneering). What we need is an extra pair of hands to help the leaders provide these fantastic activities.

You don’t have to be an adventurer like Bear Grylls to get involved with Scouting. Do you have first aid knowledge? Are you good with numbers? Handy in the kitchen? Or are you a DIY whizz? We all have useful skills and you can volunteer and help in many ways.

img_1065Volunteering with us is easy, fun and flexible – how much time you give is completely up to you. Whether you help out once a fortnight, month or term or just at special events or camps, there is bound to be a role you can play, and no matter how you get involved, we’ll make sure you’re properly trained and supported.

As well as gaining externally recognised skills and having a brilliant time, Scouting also offers the chance to build on personal skills, like teamwork, confidence and leadership. A study found that 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.

If you would like more information or a chat about how you can get involved, please complete your details below. Alternatively, you can leave us a message on 01472 733733 or email volunteer@gycscouts.org.uk and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

Volunteer with us

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