There are many ways to volunteer in Scouting. If you love working with young people, you’ll probably enjoy being a section leader or assistant. If you’re more of a ‘back room’ type, there are management and administration roles that are just as important to the smooth running of Scouting. We have Group Manager roles (Group Scout Leader), Chairman/Chairwoman, Secretary, and Treasurer roles, which form part of Executive committees. Executive committee members are trustees of the Association’s local charitable bodies.
There are volunteering opportunities that range from an hour or two a month to as much as you want to give. There are regular time slots, such as Beaver Colony, Cub Pack, or Scout Troop meetings and there are irregular activities such as camps, hikes, and cook-outs, where volunteers are always needed to help ensure our young people have fun in a safe environment.
The Following link to the national scout location page will help you find your local group or get in contact via the contact us
If you’re thinking of volunteering with us, here are a few things you could do to get involved.
To work well, every Group needs a GSL/GSM. The GSL/GSM is appointed by the District Commissioner and, although the ‘manager’ of the Group, is also part of the District team, acting as a liaison between the Group team and the District team.
As the name suggests, this role is for anyone who is interested in managing people and people’s time. It can be a uniformed post or a non-uniformed post. You don’t have to be a current Scouter to fill this role.
In this role, you can expect a full package of training and support to help you.
Here’s a full description of the role (GSL role description).