Become a Supporter in Scouting

Being a Supporter

Being a supporter is flexible in nature and lends itself to people who want to be involved in Scouting and benefit from opportunities for flexible volunteering.

How to Volunteer 

To be part of our District Scout Active Support please contact our District SAS Manager here. For other District Supporter roles contact our District Commissioner here


Alternatively, find out more about the local Groups 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 Supporters Do?

There is no requirement to have been involved in Scouting before joining. All that is required is a willingness to volunteer some time to support Scouting.

The main way to become a supporter is to join the Scout Active Support Unit or SAS. It is for anyone over the age of 18 years. It is a way for adults to volunteer time to Scouting in a flexible way that suits them. There is a wide scope of what they get involved with from leading adventurous activities, helping at local events, supporting or delivering sessions at various sections and meeting together for social occasions. There may also be admin roles however these are often split between other roles.

If you want to be involved on a flexible basis, have specific/technical skills/permits to share, or for the social aspect 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.