Volunteering with 1st Sid Vale
You can volunteer and help in many ways; you don’t have to be a regular Bear Grylls. You might have first aid knowledge that you could teach the group, or you might be able to teach our Scouts a thing or two about DIY.
If you’re good with accounts you could be Group treasurer, or if you’re a culinary whizz you could run cooking sessions with the young people. Everyone has a skill (whether you know it or not) and we can make use of it.
There’s no pressure to continue as a helper or leader afterwards, but hopefully we’ll be able to inspire you by showing how easy and rewarding it can be to volunteer with Scouts.
After Adventure too?
Our volunteers come from many different backgrounds and with a variety of skills. Some of our volunteers have been in scouting for many years, others for just a few months (or weeks!) They either commit to a few hours a week or just give time to help at our events. These are just a few of things that you could become involved in if you became a volunteer:
Running our Regular meetings:
Scouting is becoming more and more popular. We have waiting lists for all our sections and are currently looking for some new adult helpers to support the group as it grows.
Fundraising events for our group:
We fundraise in many different ways, through jumble sale, fetes, family nights such as Ceilidhs and skittle evenings. Car boot sales, fashion shows, sponsored walks etc.
At present we have 3 main committees:
General Scout Committee
Who address such matters as the new building, publicity and ensure the overall effectiveness of the group.
Who plan and co-ordinate our fundraising events.
Who primarily look at grant making bodies and also make applications for grants from local and national charities.
Scout with 1st Sid Vale
Get involved with Scouting from as young as 6 years old in Beaver and work your way up through Scouts up to Explorers.
What's not to love about trying over 200 activities? From archery to climbing, being a Scout give you the chance to get stuck into a load of activities you wouldn't normally get to try. You can learn more about Activities at 1st Sid Vale by going to sidvalescoutgroup.com/activities.
Have fun and make new friends - without even thinking about it! Going to Scouts is chance to meet people you already know but also people you don't. You'll meet people who are just as adventurous as you and, as a Group, you can have fun. As Chief Scout Bear Grylls says life is about grabbing opportunities and we agree!
You'll learn loads of new and existing things, including Skills for Life. Don't forget, you'll also earn badges and rewards along the way!
Why not have a look at all of our Scouting Sections online at sidvalescoutgroup.com/sections.