Anyone over the age of 18 can join our group active support unit. Scout active support forms a large part of the “backbone” of scouting.
Providing active support is about being part of a network of people that support scouting in our group and means helping out as and when needed on your terms.
It could be to help run an activity badge for young people, helping with paperwork, catering for events or camps, running projects, helping with transport, assisting with day trips, activities or anything else that would support scouting.
Everyone has something to offer to support local scouting, whatever your age or ability.
This is a very flexible and informal way to be involved in supporting local scouting and is ideal if you can’t make a firm commitment but want to support the growth and development of young people and our leadership team. We know that life can be busy, so we're all about flexibility: You really can give as much or as little of your time as you choose on your terms!
No previous experience of scouting is necessary. What’s more important is your own skills and experience as well as empathy with our mission and values. We provide a warm welcome, a sociable network and a short online training module to help you get started as well as lots of ongoing support.
Being just a small part of scouting is great fun and it goes without saying that supporting young people can be one of the most rewarding things you can do, plus it all looks good on your CV.