Become a Leader in Scouting

Being a Section Leader

Week by week, thousands of ordinary people show up at meetings to empower young people to learn new skills, make new friends and learn to stand on their own two feet. No two weeks are the same, but the impact you make is always great.

How to Volunteer 

Find out more about the Beaver, Cub, Scout or Explorer sections here to see which one you may like to volunteer with.


Find your nearest group on the UK Scouts page here 


Use the 'Get involved' contact form through the link above to enquire about volunteering at a local group; via our District Groups Page; or contact our District Commissioner here


What Do Leaders Do?

Probably the most obvious volunteering role in Scouting are the Leader roles. They work directly with the young people and plan and run exciting programmes. It is usefull to combine different skill sets to provide the best programmes so we usually work in teams, which also reduces the workload. Anything you can add is greatly appreciated even if it's only another set of eyes! You can put in as much (or as little) time as you can manage.

If you like working with children or teenagers then this is the role for you.  


Why Volunteer with Scouts?

Our adult volunteers get just as much out of Scouting as our young people do. As well as helping young people to enjoy the adventure of Scouting, you’ll also have fun, make friends, develop current and new skills, enhance your CV and have unforgettable experiences.