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Adventure for all age groups – discover your potential

YOUNG PEOPLE

Fun, friendship, challenge, adventure …

Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Network

Join the adventure!

Scouts is where young people make new friends, have amazing adventures, and learn new skills.

Scouts are do-ers and give-it-a-go-ers. Yes, we go camping, hiking, swimming, abseiling, cycling and canoeing. But we also get to hang out with our friends every week –  having fun, playing games, working in a team and taking on new challenges.

Every week we give almost half a million 6-25 year olds the skills they need for school, college, university, the job interview, the important speech, the tricky challenge and the big dreams: the skills they need for life.

Everyone’s welcome here. All genders, races and backgrounds. Regardless of your child’s physical ability – there’s a Scout adventure out there waiting for them. And we’ll help them find it.

We inspire positive futures and help young people find their place in the world by developing the character, employability and practical skills they need to succeed. Regardless of your child’s physical ability – there’s a Scout adventure out there waiting for them.

There are over 7,400 Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and Network members in our Region! Why not join in and find your local group.

You can join Scouting at any stage of your life, from 6 years old and beyond. Many young people are introduced to Scouting by joining Beavers – our youngest age group – and progress through Cubs, Scouts, and Explorers. At 18 young adults can choose to continue the Scouting adventure by joining the Scout Network or stay on as an adult volunteer. Others join at a later stage.

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Find out more from Scouts Scotland

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If you would like to join

You can email our Scouting Support Officer for more information or please go to: https://scouts.org.uk/. Enter your postcode first, click “go”, click “Yes, contact me”, fill in your details and finally click “send”. This information will be sent to a Scout contact in our Region who will send you contact details for your local Group. It is then your responsibility to contact the Group to find out more information and/or register your child with the Group.

Alternatively, you can contact our Regional Office on 0131 441 1878 or email info@sesscouts.org.uk who can also give you the contact information for your local Group – again you need to contact the Group directly.

ADULTS

Gain new skills while helping others

Leader, helper, trainer, manager, administrator …

Volunteering is so rewarding!

Our volunteers make the world of difference, and we need your help. Volunteering’s not just about giving back – it goes both ways. It improves your wellbeing, gives you skills for the future, and helps you make new friends (and memories).

Team player? Love supporting young people? Great at planning? Why not join us? Scouting is about everyday people working as leaders and supporters in their communities, giving young people confidence, a sense of purpose, life values and outdoor skills that are hard to find anywhere else.

Whichever role you are taking on, you will have the opportunity to learn new skills, make new friends and give something back to your community.  You will be helping young people gain skills for life and have amazing adventures as part of the largest youth organisation in the UK.

Whatever your skills, experience and interests, we can find a role for you!

All our activities are run by volunteers, who might join us because they want to:

  • Try something new
  • Make friends
  • Spend time with their children – or gain experience with young people
  • Do something good for their community and themselves
  • Keep their bodies and brains active and happy – whether that’s by scaling mountains, sharing skills or serving tea
    All end up making a huge difference to young people’s lives – gifting them with skills for life, and learning a whole lot about themselves along the way.

    Working in teams, you might:

    • Welcome young people and families to sessions and events
    • Make sure everyone’s safe, supported, included and having fun
    • Help to plan and lead activities
    • Get involved with days out, camps and expeditions
    • Share and learn skills – from coding to cake decorating to canoeing
    • Celebrate young people’s achievements big and small

    No previous experience with young people? No problem. Whether you’d like to help out week-after-week as a Leader or uniformed assistant or whenever-you-can, we provide some training, learning opportunities and cups of tea – every step of the way.

    Making it all happen

    Want to make a big impact behind the scenes? Your time and skills can make a difference in so many ways.

    Not all volunteers work directly with young people. Locally, regionally and nationally, many help out in other ways.

    You might: 

    • Get the best out of volunteers, using their people and leadership skills
    • Spread the word about Scouts to attract new members
    • Help with admin, fundraising, finances, operations or governance
    • Keep everything running smoothly on the ground – from serving tea and coffee, helping to tidy up after meetings or sessions, driving or keeping meeting places in tip top condition

    Not sure how you’d like to help yet, or how much time you have to give? No worries. Our Scouting Support Officer can chat you through a whole host of options – including flexible and occasional volunteering.

    If you are considering volunteering

    Please email our Scouting Support Officer or go to: https://scouts.org.uk/. Enter your postcode first, click “go”, click “Yes, contact me”, fill in your details and finally click “send”. This information will be sent to a Scout contact in our Region who will then contact you to get a bit more information from you, as well as give you information on getting involved.

    Alternatively, you can contact our Regional Office on 0131 441 1878 or email info@sesscouts.org.uk

    Want to talk to someone directly about volunteering to help?

    You can contact Kirstie Armsworth, Scouting Support Officer,

    at 07710 703 372 or kirstie.armsworth@sesscouts.org.uk

    Whether you want to work with young people directly or help behind the scenes, there’s something for everyone at Scouts.
    She would be very happy to chat with you about what opportunities are available across the whole Region, how much time would be involved and how the leader training could assist you.