Adult Volunteering

Scouting isn’t just for kids! As an adult volunteer there is loads you can get out of it whether it’s the feel-good feeling you get from helping a young person master a new skill or the chance to get actively involved in building rafts, camping or hiking round the Cheshire countryside.

You don’t need to be a parent to get involved and you don’t need to know how to light a fire by rubbing two sticks together. As long as you’ve got enthusiasm and a bit of time to spare then subject to a satisfactory CRB check we can help you find a fulfilling role in Scouting.

If you already have an idea about what you’d like to do then get in touch now! You can email the Group Chairman directly at

If you’re not sure then why not start by watching this quick introduction to what Scouting is about?

Below are the most common roles but if you think you have something to offer that doesn’t quite fit any of these then please still get in touch and we’ll see what we can do.

 Group Scout Leader, Leader, Assistant Leader, Sectional Assistant and Occasional Helper

Every section has a Leader with overall responsibility for the planning and delivery of a balanced programme of activities, supported by Assistant Leaders and Section Assistants. Occasional Helpers help out on a less frequent basis, maybe supporting a specific activity once a term for example. The Group Scout Leader oversees all of this across the Group.

 Group Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary

Each group has an Executive Committee which ensures the Group operates within both the Policy, Organisation and Rules of the Scout Association and is also legal and financially responsible.

 Active Support

Active Support provides a flexible way for teams of adults to offer specialist support without necessarily being tied to a single Group. This could be managing a District campsite or helping Groups with their recruitment or fundraising for example.