How can I help?

We are very keen to have new parents and the local community engage with us as volunteers, without volunteers we simply could not operate, your help is invaluable.

Help from parents is always welcome, especially for activities that take place outdoors or away from regular meeting locations. If you are able to help out, even for only one or two meetings.

Positions open

As a voluntary organisation, we rely on people like you to help us provide memorable experiences for young people. No matter what your skills or background, you can help inspire and provide everyday adventure to kids in your area, make new friends, and have fun yourself in the process. You might find that you get as much out of scouting as the young people you work with.

At the moment, we’ve got a range of positions within the 4th Thorpe Bay Scout Group that we’re looking to fill. Please note that you don’t have to have a child in the Scout group to help with one of these positions:

Occasional Helper

We’re always on the lookout for adults who can help at weekly troop meetings on either a Wednesday or Thursday evening during term time. It’s not a full time commitment, and you don’t have to attend every meeting.

Assistant Leaders

As our Scout Troop grows, we’re on the lookout for people who can help to lead the Scout troop and support our Scout Leader. As an Assistant Leader, you’ll be working as part of a team to help run the scout troop – how you do that depends on what you enjoy doing. Some people enjoy getting hands-on in meetings and camps; other people are natural organisers and prefer to help plan the different activities: if you enjoy working with young people then there’s always a way that you can help – no experience needed.

You’ll attend our weekly troop meetings on either a Wednesday or Thursday evening during term time. We also run at least two overnight camps each year. It’s not a full time commitment, and you don’t have to attend every meeting, but don’t be surprised if you find yourself thinking about the next camp or activity when you should be doing other things…

Secretary

The Scout Group’s executive committee works to support the leaders to run the scout group and to make sure that the group delivers the best experiences it can, safely and legally. Like the Board of Governors in a school, the executive committee helps to set the long-term vision for the group and supports the group’s leaders to make that a reality.

As the secretary of the executive committee, you will help the chair to keep the committee running smoothly by helping to organise committee meetings, taking minutes, and making sure that the group’s records are kept safely and securely.

If you’re an organised person who enjoys working in a team, you’re ideal for this role – no previous experience is necessary. This is not a full-time commitment, but you will need to attend meetings every year.

The Executive Committee

The Scout Group’s executive committee works to support the leaders to run the Scout group and to make sure that the group delivers the best experiences it can, safely and legally. Like the Board of Governors in a school, the executive committee helps to set the long-term vision for the group and supports the group’s leaders to make that a reality.

As a member of the executive committee, you will help to set the strategy for the Scout group and enable the section leaders to deliver a balanced programme of activities to all sections in the group. You do not have to have a child in the scout group to join the committee.

This is not a full-time commitment, but you will need to attend committee meetings.

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