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10 reasons to volunteer in Scouting
We asked our brilliant Scouts for reasons why their leaders are great and put them together to give you 10 reasons to volunteer.
1. There is always somebody to laugh at your terrible jokes.
‘He tells awful jokes, but they are so bad that you can’t help but like them’- Elenya
2. You adopt a new family that never stops extending.
‘They are not like my parents, they are like brothers and sisters to me.’ – Kamil
3. When you don’t feel like you’re good enough, there are people around you who think you’re the best!
‘He is amazing! He is always coming up with great ideas and is full of energy.’ – Tim
4. Your encouragement gives a young person hope.
‘They never give up on you!’ – Abbie
5. Your support can put a smile on a young person’s face when they are having a tough day.
‘They help me through some really hard times in my life and they make everything fun.’- Phoebe
6. By being you, you can teach others that it’s ok to be themselves.
‘He teaches me how to be myself’- Amir
7. By becoming a leader you can lead young people on the adventure of a lifetime.
‘My Scout Leaders took our group from doing barely anything, with nights just revolving around games to getting out and doing some truly amazing things.’- James
8. You become more than a volunteer, you become somebody’s mentor.
‘They give us advice and lots of cool opportunities’- Sofia
9. You develop relationships that stand the test of time.
‘My old Cub Leader is one of the most important people in my life, we have some of the most incredible memories at camps, coffee catch ups and so on. She’s someone that’s always filled with energy and wants the kids and herself to have so much fun! She’s simply incredible, I love her to the moon and back.’- Caitlyn
10. Your dedication to Scouting helps somebody to achieve awards!
‘They helped us get our Chief Scouts Gold (Award)’
|The Scout Association offers everyday adventure and activity to almost400,000young people across the UK. The Movement is the largest co-educational youth organisation in the world, with over 28 million Members in 216 countries and territories.In the UK Scouting is organised through The Scout Association and has a clear purpose:To help young people achieve their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential as individuals, as responsible citizens and as Members of their local, national and international communities.
Aged 6-18? Get Involved
There are loads of ways to get a part of Scouting, both as a young person or as an adult. If you’re interested in joining our 28 million strong family, take a look here: Join Scouting (Scout Association Website)
Adults in Scouting
One of the biggest myths about Scouting is that Groups are closing down due to a lack of young people wanting to become Members. Nothing could be further from the truth; Scouting in the UK is a growing Movement and we currently have 30,000 young people on our waiting lists simply because we do not have enough adults to help out. Join Scouting (Scout Association Website)
Scouting goes far beyond being a progressive programme of activities designed to help the young develop holistically. It provides a foundation for great values to live by: helpfulness, friendship, cooperation; respect for self and for others; understanding and tolerance; integrity based on loyalty, honesty and trust; leadership, resourcefulness and courage in the face of difficulties.
What could be more important to nurturing the kind of society all want to live in?
This is why it matters profoundly and why we need even more support from volunteers, donors, employers and decision-makers like you. With just a little of your resources – time, talent, money, and goodwill – we can make a huge difference.
We welcome women and men of all ages, interests and backgrounds to support Scouting. There is no need to have been involved in Scouting or Guiding before; all that is required is a willingness to give some of your time and a positive attitude!
It’s a great way to make friends as our adult members have a lively social and activity programme and many people find that the free training they receive helps in both their professional and personal lives.
It’s not all outdoor adventure for our adult volunteers, they help across a range of subjects from drama and arts through to providing much needed organisational support, on logistics, training, mentoring, administration, marketing, fundraising and as charity trustees. The list of opportunities is almost endless.
In Mid-Devon we rely on almost 500 volunteers like you. Our volunteers come from all walks of life and the training we offer is tailored to each individual. You can train at your own pace and we will support and empower you to lead others. The volunteering opportunities that we offer are flexible so they fit with your individual circumstances.
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