Getting Involved


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What is a Volunteer?

Harrow and Wealdstone is operated and run by a group of adult leaders and volunteers. Whether you are a parent of a child in Scouting or someone who is totally new to Scouting, you’ve come to the right place.

One of the biggest myths about Scouting is that Groups are closing down due to 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 32,000 young people on our joining lists simply because we do not have enough adults to help out.

 

Why Help?

There are many reasons why adults choose to volunteer for Scouting. Here are some of the reasons:

 

• To give something back to the community

• To support the Leaders

• Because volunteering is a “good thing”

• As an enabler, so the Leader can do more

• To spend more quality time with your child

• To develop your own skills

• To enjoy and rediscover adventure for yourself.

 

There are many reasons why adults choose to volunteer for Scouting. Here are some of the reasons:

 

• To give something back to the community

•T o support the Leaders

• Because volunteering is a “good thing”

• As an enabler, so the Leader can do more

• To spend more quality time with your child

• To develop your own skills

•To enjoy and rediscover adventure for yourself.

 

You can get involved on a regular or an occasional basis, depending upon how much time you have to spare (sections typically meet one evening a week, with occasional events or activities at weekends).

There are many different ways that you can volunteer in Harrow and Wealdstone for scouting, e.g.

 

• Working with young people, planning & running the programme activities as a Section Assistant or Section Leader.

• Manage the leaders in Groups and Districts as either a Group Scout Leader or District Commissioner.

• Provide the administrative & asset management support that is vital to enable leaders to deliver scouting to young people as a Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary, Fundraiser or Building   Manager, whether at Group or District level.

• Provide support ranging from providing specialist activity skills instruction to cooking at cub camp to being extra adult help taking Beavers to visit a fire station as an Occasional Helper or Active Support Unit Member.