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Local Scout Groups are looking for volunteers

| February 11, 2023

Did you know your local Scout Group is looking for volunteers?

The Scouts are looking for more volunteers because of the increased demand for children and young people to learn ‘skills for life’.

There are a wide range of opportunities available including volunteering with Squirrels (boys and girls aged 4 and 5), the Explorers (boys and girls aged 14 to 17), keeping the Group HQ in good condition or managing the Group’s finances.

Some of the activities children take part in range from archery to holding birds of prey, cooking to hiking, science to sleepovers and first aid to overseas expeditions.

There are plenty of roles working with children aged 4 to 17, managing people, looking after the Group’s equipment or being a trustee.

Whatever skills you have, the Scouts can find you a role. However, you might want to try something different and that can also be arranged for you.

There is progression for all of the children. Squirrels might make a fruit kebab whilst Explorers might make a meal that incorporates an ingredient for every letter of the alphabet. Beavers might visit the fire station whilst Scouts might visit the House of Commons.

Cub Scout Amelia said: ‘I’d never been camping before, but the adults ensured we had a brilliant time. We helped to pitch the tents and then we had a game followed by hot chocolate. On Saturday, we did some science experiments, cooked on a real fire, and had a sing-song around the camp-fire. On Sunday, we had a water fight and did some climbing. The whole weekend was terrific.’

Adult volunteer, Samantha Fabbro, said: ‘I began volunteering with Beavers but then decided to go out of my comfort zone, so I volunteered to take 36 Explorer Scouts to a World Scout Jamboree. I had never slept in a tent before and had to get used to it. I wouldn’t change any of that experience, it was just brilliant.’

Further information about getting involved in Scouts can be found on the Scouts website at www.scouts.org.uk/join.

*Source of article : Press release from Buckinghamshire Scouts.

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