Volunteering – the helping hands our Selkirk Scout Group needs

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

We are extremely fortunate at the Selkirk Scout Group to have active Beavers, Cubs, and Scouts in the area. This is all thanks to our superstar volunteers – the backbone of Scouts. To ensure we continue to deliver a full Scouting experience and thrive, it is imperative that we now focus on finding new Assistants and Leaders. 

We need new Beaver, Cub and Scout Leaders at the Selkirk Scout Group to allow more young people to join Scouting. Can you help? We want to do more but can only do it with your help.

Scouts is both a young person and adults experience – making friends, trying something new, doing something good for both your community and yourself and importantly making memories. It’s adventurous and rewarding. This Scouting adventure is only possible thanks to our superstar volunteers – ordinary people, like you, making an extraordinary difference to young people’s lives. 

Leader and Assistants role: These are fun and fulfilling roles where you can inspire young people to achieve. Please help make sure our local Scouts get the best out of Scouts by assisting with the planning and delivery of a quality, balanced Scouts programme. 

Demand for Scouting remains strong but we can only continue (and grow) with your help. This is your chance to make a difference and use your personal skills to help young people gain theirs as a Scout Maker. And volunteering goes both ways – you can benefit too.  

Like this sound of this? 
Selkirk Scouting is packed full of amazing activities to engage and challenge Scouts of all abilities. From camps, water activities, nature walks, cooking, crafts, sport and so on. This is only possible thanks to our team of adult volunteers. We help volunteers get the most out of their experiences at Scouts by providing opportunities and support as part of a team of like-minded individuals. Our approach focuses on what you want to get out of volunteering with Scouts, while respecting how much time you can offer. As Scouts is a well-known ‘brand’, this experience also looks great on any CV adding further employability skills. 

More about the roles 
You’ll help our Group Scout Leader and wider Group Team support the operation of the Scout Troop, Cub Pack or Beaver Colony. This may involve planning and delivering our regular meetings with the help of the other Section Assistants, Young Leaders, helping to keep a watchful eye on the Scouts while they’re on a hike away from HQ, or giving them amazing nights away and adventurous experiences away from our regular meeting place. You don’t need to be Bear Grylls, you don’t need to know how to put up a tent, and you don’t need to be with us every single week. Sounds good right?! 

We meet at the Scout Hall in Mill Street in Selkirk. Feel free to pop in any time.

Joining our Scout Group Team is an exciting way to be part of Scouts in flexible and fun way, playing a valuable role in making sure we deliver the best experiences to our local young people. 


Selkirk Scout Group needs: 

  1. New Leaders for Scouts, Cubs and Beavers: This is a fun and rewarding role, allowing you to enjoy working with young people. Over time you will see young people grow in confidence and ability as they take part in the Section’s programme. You can manage and lead the Section to growth.
  3. New Assistant Leaders for Scouts, Cubs and Beavers: This is an adult volunteer who helps our amazing leaders. It’s a fulfilling role giving you the opportunity to try a whole range of activities with members of your section: anything from abseiling to zorbing; including camping, craft activities and learning about different cultures.
  5. We offer role/job share opportunities – get in touch to find out more. 
Leaders Helping Cubs

Did you know?
If you have a specific skill or interest, let us know; you could help us run a particular activity or event one evening. Such skills are invaluable to Scout Groups and can usually assist young people in gaining, or working towards a particular badge.

  1. And if you have good leadership skills and enjoy motivating a team or are good at keeping track of money or have good administration skills then why not join our Executive as a member, Chair, Treasurer or Secretary for instance. If you would like to help but don’t have the time then this is a great way of helping. 

    Scouts is only possible thanks to our superstar volunteers – ordinary people, like YOU, making an extraordinary difference in young people’s lives. 

Your opportunity:

This is your chance to be extraordinary and help in a flexible way! Joining our Scout Group means:   

  • *Flexible volunteering to fit around you – your skills/interests/time 
  • *Alongside like-minded people – we’re easy to get on with 
  • *Great fun – it sounds formal, but it isn’t! 
  • *Make a difference – get that ‘feel good factor’

    This is an exciting time for the Selkirk Scout Group. As a member of the Scout Group Team, you can play an essential part, be impactful and make a difference! 

What next? 

Would you like to have an informal conversation? Please reach out to us – Alan Gueldner, Group Scout Leader. And remember, these roles are more about the skills you can bring to the role so please never assume your skills won’t be of use. And, you don’t need to have Scouts experience before or be Bear Grylls to join in. Really! Everyone is welcome. 

Why not read some more about each role HERE – we find flexible ways to work around your work and home life. 

Please don’t assume someone else will step up, really, we need your help, please. 

Thank you! 


Please connect with us on the Border Scout Facebook – join our conversation

  • * Fun and friendship with like minded volunteers who enjoy adventure!
  • * On-going support and mentoring within your new role
  • * We have an award-winning training scheme for our volunteers so you get as much from it as our amazing young people, including practical skills like first aid and transferable skills like communication and leadership
  • * CV boosting and employability skills
  • * Access to excellent equipment and facilities
  • * Generous activities budget
  • * Practical and online resources, help and advice for planning future activities, adventures, trips and programme ideas
  • * An opportunity to make a positive contribution to our local community and provide life changing opportunities to the young people in it.
  • * Insurance – as a member of Scouts, you would be insured while on Scouting events
  • * Join our fab team!

Research has shown that volunteering has a hugely positive impact on the lives of those who volunteer in the charity sector.  Whether you’re a Group Scout Leader, Explorer Assistant Scout Leader, Occasional Helper or an As-Often-As-You-Can-Er!

-Make friends and meet people.
-Try new things and challenge yourself.
-Get outdoors and get stuck in.
-Positively impact your community.
-Create vital opportunities for young people.
-Make memories that’ll last a lifetime.

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Selkirk Scouts is full of ordinary people making an extraordinary difference to young people’s lives and learning a whole lot along the way.

Read their stories and find the perfect volunteer role for yourself. Whether you want to work with young people directly or help behind the scenes, there’s something for everyone at Scouts.

Click to read their stories.

-Make friends and meet people.
-Try new things and challenge yourself.
-Get outdoors and get stuck in.
-Positively impact your community.
-Create vital opportunities for young people.
-Make memories that’ll last a lifetime.

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Adult volunteers, the amazing benefits!

You do not need to have any prior scouting experience to get involved in Scouting and volunteer – everyone is welcome

Getting involved as an adult volunteer is hugely rewarding, and we offer a range of different roles depending on your interests.

The good news is you shape what you do and decide how much time you give. Scouts happens when a lot of us give a little (and no, you don’t have to be a Scout or outdoors expert to volunteer).

Scouts is needed now more than ever. The pandemic hit our young people hard – with two thirds saying is impacted on their mental health. Having people positive role models to guide the way, and give that extra bit of encouragement is so important in times like these. We help young people step up, speak and find their place in the world. We help them gain skills for life.

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More about Trustee roles if this is of more interest?