You can get involved as a non-uniformed helper, for example, working with the kids some evenings at the Colony or Pack meetings. Or you can become a uniformed member, for example Assistant Scout Leader. You don't need to attend every week... we all just do what we can! Or you can offer help with a particular event or activity on an 'occasional' basis. Or maybe you can help by providing transport to and from events... However much or little time you can offer, there is bound to be some way you can help - ultimately benefiting the kids involved.
We've recently expanded our leadership team, so we now have a great group of leaders working with our Beaver Colony and Cub Pack... altough we're always happy to hear from new volunteers who would like to work with these age groups. There are a group of kids in our area who would love to be in a Scout Troop again... but we've had to stop meeting at the moment due to a lack of Scout Leaders. We have a group of parents who are willing to help, but we could use a couple of experienced people to take the lead as Scout Leader and Assistant Scout Leader. The 4th Glasgow Scout Group has resources (money, Scout hall, equipment etc), and has a supportive and experienced Group Scout Leader... so there is already a good base to build a new Scout Troop from! If you are up for a real challenge, and would like to build and shape your own Scout Troop, this is the place to be!
There are ways you can help without any direct involvement with the kids if that's what you prefer.
Prior involvement within the Scouting Movement is NOT a requirement - anyone can get involved. Experience with kids is useful, but again, it's not essential. The Scout Association run training sessions and events, and we also all learn lots from each other.
Obviously, all volunteers will be subject to checks for child protection purposes prior to taking up post. The Scout Association issues clear instructions to all volunteers, known as the Yellow Card. These guidelines help protect the children in our care, and they also help prevent volunteers from being in a position where a false allegation could be made.
Volunteering in Scouting is very rewarding... just look at the smiles on their faces!
Get in touch by emailing us for further details, then we can arrange to chat about how you can help! We'll get back to you as soon as possible.
We're always keen to hear from adults who would like to volunteer... whether you can spare a couple of hours each month, or a few hours each week... whether you want to work directly with the kids, or even if you'd prefer to help with the administrative side of things... there's bound to be a role for you.