We are always keen to hear from people who are interested in volunteering to help us run 1st Hassocks Scouts.
Volunteering falls into five distinct groups:-
Our adult leaders are often those with a lifelong association with Scouting, it are parents of Beavers, Cubs or Scouts, with a number continuing to volunteer even after their own children have long since left.
Uniformed leaders are incentivised with a reduction in subscription costs for their own children, and are provided with a uniform and free training opportunities.
Being able to run a broad, inclusive and engaging programme for young people is wholly dependant on the help we get from parents and carers. Parents/carers of Beavers and Cubs are asked to commit to a minimum of one session a term as a helper, which is run as a rota. Scouts are less interested in having their olds about, but there are still plenty of opportunities to help with what’s a more wide ranging programme for older children. Setting up and breaking down camps being one example.
We are also always on the lookout for local people who can come in and deliver a session related to their work or hobby. So, if you do something you think kids would be interested in do let us know.
Our Scout group could not run without the help of an executive committee who ensure that we fulfil all our legal obligations as a youth organisation, as well as make sure we can run orderly finances, keep the premises maintained, order badges, validate training and so on.
Our fundraising committee co-ordinate our regular activities, such as our Christmas card delivery service or bag packing efforts, as well as look other opportunities to raise money to support our programme, often with the help of other organisations in the village.
In the main our young leaders are drawn from older Scouts and Explorer Scouts, who run a young leaders programme. Our young leaders effortlessly engage and command the respect of Beavers, Cubs and Scouts, so they play a valuable role in our leadership team. We’d be lost without them!
Do you think you could help us as a volunteer? Contact us if so!