Midlothian Scouts Virtual Volunteering Information Event 

Date: Thursday, 27 January 2022 

Time: 19:30 – 20:30   

Location: Online, zoom 

To register visit HERE (please share with your family, friends & colleagues). 

Do you enjoy interacting with young people? Are you a team player with a positive, can-do attitudeDo you enjoy fun activities – from athletics to astronomy from photography to pioneering? Do you want to do more in your community? Then this is right up your street.  

To welcome, support and invite new leaders/assistants OR if you’d prefer to be involved ‘behind the scenes’ at a Midlothian Scout Group.

Can you help Midlothian Scouts please? Scouts is both a young persons and adults experience – making friends, trying something new, doing something good for both your community and yourself and importantly making memories. 

This is only possible thanks to our superstar volunteers – ordinary people, like you, making an extraordinary difference to young people’s lives. Can we Scout on you? 

Scouts volunteering matters. You get a sense of ‘solidarity’ through joining others in working towards our common purpose, it can help you produce more positive thinking, and feel part of a community in a secure and safe manner.

Register to attend this informative online event and find out more about the flexible volunteering opportunities directly with young people and behind the scenes in say our Executive Committee. 

The event will last for one hour and be fun. 

If you have a question please contact our Scouting Support Officer, Kirstie Armsworth, via email kirstie.armsworth@sesscouts.org.uk Or if you are ready to volunteer now please get in touch HERE. 

For more about flexible volunteering and to read some volunteer stories please visit HERE. 

About the event: 

Please see the current vacancies in Midlothian Scouts District below. 

Discover how you can give young people the skills they need to succeed in life and how being part of the Scouting family can be as rewarding for you as it is for them. 

As a District we want to continue to offer your child and other local children across Midlothian the ability to participate with all the fun and challenging experiences we do in scouting and continue to offer more young people the ability to try these new experiences and have adventures such as, camping, fire-lighting, climbing and abseiling, and yes, learning how to tie and use knots. 

We are looking for new adult volunteers to support our existing leader and executive team. So please consider what you can do and if you know anyone who may be willing to get involved ask them to come along to the event too. Please help us by talking to your friends and family and through your personal social media outlets about this event. 

You don’t need to have any specific skills or be Bear Grylls to lend a hand. We have lots of different and flexible roles which means you can give as little or as much time as you like, working with young people directly or behind the scenes. 

Scouting has a reputation for helping young people to develop self-reliance, strong character, respect for others, good community skills, and physical and mental fitness. For more than 100 years, our programs have instilled in young people the values and knowledge that they need to become leaders in their communities through developing these Skills for Life. 

We would love to be able to explain more about Scouting and the opportunities we have for you to get involved. Please share this invite with a friend. Please don’t assume someone else will volunteer, we need your help. 

We anticipate the online event lasting only one hour and we will make it fun and informative for all. In the meantime, if you have any questions about Scouts, volunteering or the event please email Scouting Support Officer Kirstie Armsworth – kirstie.armsworth@sesscouts.org.uk and she will help you. 

I look forward to meeting you! 

Yours sincerely, 

Richard Fairbairn, 

District Commissioner 

Midlothian Scouts District 


Current Midlothian Scouts Vacancies 

Working directly with young people.

Example role descriptions can be found HERE. 

Working more ‘behind the scenes’.

Example role descriptions can be found HERE. 

More about Midlothian Scouts:

  • Midlothian has 8 Scout Groups – see map below.
  • Every week in Midlothian we give over 435 young people aged 6-25 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.
  • Our young people are supported by 115 adult volunteers, both directly with youngsters and behind the scenes

Despite the challenges of the pandemic, demand for Scouting remains strong with Scouts holding a waiting list of some 130+ young people aged 6-14 years old. To provide the best Scouting experience and continuity for our young people across Midlothian Scouts needs volunteers – leaders, assistants, occasional helpers and part of the Executive Committee. Please help.