Would you like the chance to canoe, climb and make bird boxes while improving your CV? As a Section Assistant at a group in the Cheadle District you will do all of this and more, using your current skills and learning new ones. We now need a fun, committed person to support young people, helping…Find Out More
Outline The Explorer Scout Leader is the Section Leader for an Explorer Scout Unit. They are responsible for developing and providing quality Explorer Scouting and working with the District Explorer Scout Commissioner in developing and supporting Explorer Scouting in the District as a whole. This may be with the help of Assistant Explorer Scout Leaders,…Find Out More
Outline Executive Committee members contribute to the running of the Group, District or County/Area/Region, by providing administrative support, strategic direction, compliance with relevant legislation and completion of the duties set out in The Scout Association’s Policy, Organisation and Rules. Executive Committee responsibilities: To be a full and active participant in Executive Committee meetings and activities.…Find Out More
Outline To manage and support the Scout Group and its Leaders to ensure it runs effectively and that Scouting within the Group develops in accordance with the rules and policies of The Scout Association. Responsible to District Commissioner and Deputy District Commissioner. Knowledge and experience Ability to manage adults effectively Skills Excellent written and oral…Find Out More
Within the Beaver (6-8 yr olds), Cub (8-10 yr olds) and Scout (10-14 yr olds) sections of our Groups across the District we have a number of adult leadership opportunities.Section and Assistant Section leaders interact directly with our youth membership to: Develop and deliver safe, exciting and stimulating activities, challenges and experiences taking into account the…Find Out More
Want to join a winning team?
We are always looking for people to join our district team and groups within it. There are lots of different positions available. For the District we will normally have vacancies listed on this page. But we are always looking for people to become helpers and leaders; these roles help to run activities at groups and inspire our youth members. We also have various management and executive positions available. So if you have experience in maintaining accounts you may want to consider a treasurer role.
Do I really have the skills you need?
You don’t have to be an adventurer like Bear Grylls to get involved with Scouting. Do you have first aid knowledge? Are you good with numbers? Handy in the kitchen? Or are you a DIY whizz? We all have useful skills and you can volunteer and help in many ways.
What if I don’t have that much spare time?
Volunteering with us is easy, fun and flexible – how much time you give is completely up to you. Whether you help out once a fortnight, month or term or just at special events or camps, there is bound to be a role you can play, and no matter how you get involved, we’ll make sure you’re properly trained and supported.
What will I get out of volunteering?
As well as gaining externally recognised skills and having a brilliant time, Scouting also offers the chance to build on personal skills, like teamwork, confidence and leadership. A study found that over 90% of our volunteers believe that the skills and experiences they have gained through Scouting have been of relevance to their working or personal lives.
My child is in Scouting – is there anything I could do to help?
The short answer is yes. Many of our helpers and leaders are parents of our youth members because they’ve seen first hand how Scouting benefits young people and want to give something back. It’s also a chance to spend more time with your children and learn new skills. Speak to your child’s leader to discuss how you might become involved.
Are there any age restrictions on helping out?
As long as you’re over 18, you can help out as an adult volunteer in Scouting. There is no upper age limit for adult volunteers. If you are aged between 14 to 18, there is the option of becoming a Young Leader.