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What do volunteers do?

Week by week, our volunteers empower thousands of young people to learn new skills, make new friends and stand on their own two feet. They’re our everyday heroes. They shape young people’s lives for the better, and find out a whole lot about themselves in the process, too.

Today, there are nearly 60,000 young people on waiting lists to join us in the UK. We’re more relevant and more needed than ever, but it’s not always easy to keep up with the demand.


That’s where you come in

You don’t need to be Bear Grylls to join us. You don’t need to have been a Scout when you were younger. You don’t even need to know how to put up a tent. Our door is open to people of all ages, genders, races and backgrounds, and we’re only able to change lives because people like you lend a hand. We’re talking about tea makers, tidy-uppers and skill sharers. We’re talking about mini bus drivers and first aiders. We’re talking about students who want to boost their CV, and parents who volunteer so they can spend more time together as a family.

Whatever your skillset, lend a hand for as little or as much time as you can spare, and we promise you’ll get more out than you put in. Because whether you’re helping a leader to run an activity in the local town hall, organising a night away, or buttering 120 slices of bread a group of very hungry eleven year olds - no two Scout meetings are the same. The difference you make, though, is always great.

We provide the training. You show up, get stuck in, and make memories for life.

As long as you're over 18, you can help out as an adult volunteer in Scouting. There is no upper age limit for adult volunteers. If you are aged between 14 and 18, there is the option of becoming a Young Leader.

Sounds fun? Worthwhile? It is.


Flitwick Scout Group need you!

Flitwick Scout Group is incredibly popular and in demand in the local area, with over 200 members - so many that we have 8 well attended sections (3 Beaver Colonies, 3 Cub Packs and 2 Scout Troops) and a popular linked Explorer Unit. We also have an Executive Comittee who is in charge of the running and maintenance of our HQ and equipment etc, and a number of other helpers, so there are lots of roles and ways to help out.

While all sections would welcome additional volunteers to join their leadership teams and help during weekly meetings, we have identified a number of roles in particular that we are looking for:

Ruxox Scouts (Monday), Troop Assistant. 
If you need more flexibility within your volunteering role and are happy to pitch in with supporting meetings, planning and running activities or games, Troop Assistants are adult volunteers who assist the Scout Leaders and Assistant Scout Leaders in delivering the programme to young people in Scouts (10 1/2 to 14). A Troop Assistant will generally run or help run games and activities as part of weekly Scout meetings and other events, assisting young people to take part in a varied, exciting and safe programme of activities and achieve badges and awards. They may also assist with residential experiences for the section.

Tigers Cubs (Friday), Pack Assistant.
If you need more flexibility within your volunteering role and are happy to pitch in with supporting meetings, planning and running activities or games, Pack Assistants are adult volunteers who assist the Cub Leaders and Assistant Cub Leaders in delivering the programme to young people in Cubs (8 to 10 1/2). A Pack Assistant will generally run or help run games and activities as part of weekly Cub meetings and other events, assisting young people to take part in a varied, exciting and safe programme of activities and achieve badges and awards. They may also assist with residential experiences for the section.

Foxes Cubs (Wednesday), Assistant Leader
For those who bring out the best in people by coaching and getting everyone involved, an Assistant Leader will support the operation of the Cub Pack by sharing team tasks and supporting the team to get things done. In particular, the planning and delivery of the Balanced Programme, with the help of other Cub Leaders, Assistant Cubs Leaders, Pack Assistants and Young Leaders. Some of the tasks for which the Assistant Cub Leader is responsible may be delegated to others in the Cub Pack leadership team. An Assistant Leader will support a number of tasks as part of the leadership team, including the Delivery of a Balanced Programme:

  • Support the delivery of a safe, exciting and stimulating Balanced Programme for the Section taking into account the needs, interests and abilities of the Young People.
  • Support the safe delivery of the programme in accordance with the Policy, Organisation and Rules of The Scout Association.
  • Ensuring that every young person in the Section has the opportunity to attend at least one night’s away experience each year.
  • Actively support and promote the achievement of badges and awards, in particular the Chief Scouts Award.
  • Actively work with other adults in the Group to support and promote Group or multi-section activities and events.

An Assistant Leader will also help with the Operation of the Section:

  • Ensure accurate records are kept of the Young People in the Section in accordance with the Data Protection Act and pass these records to the Section Leader when the Young Person reaches the age to move up to the next Section.
  • Regularly review the operation of the Section.
  • Make and maintain good relationships with parents/carers of the Young People. 

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