Like any Scout Group we are run entirely by Volunteers - from parents and grandparents to members of the local community wanting to put something back and help develop tomorrows future.
Volunteering is completely flexible - there is no prescribed minimum or maximum amount, or regular commitment. There is no need to wear uniform for most roles.
Please see the following video which describes how Flexible volunteering can work.
The group has 3 distinct sides who come together to ensure scouting is fun, challenging and safe for all involved.
All roles require a DBS certificate issued by the Scout Association.
This is the team of people who deliver the weekly programme, camps and events.
Group Scout Leader - The Group Scout Leader is in overall charge of the scouting sections ensuring they are run in accordance with the scouting policies and regulations.
Beaver Scout Leader / Assistant Beaver Scout Leaders / Colony Assistants ( working with children 6 to 8 ) - Working with our existing team, this person/people works to create the programme, organises who is going deliver what evenings, help to run the evenings and special events, presents badges and awards. A gifted delegator can simply be the spokesperson for the wider team providing the central point for everyone to rally around.
Cub Scout Leader / Assistant Cub Scout Leaders / Pack assistants ( Working with children 8 to 10 1/2) - Working with the existing team, decide and run the weekly programme, get involved in planning and running camps.
Scout Leaders / Assistant Scout Leaders / Troop assistants ( Working with children 10.5 to 14 ) - Working with the existing team, decide and run the weekly programme, get involved in planning and running camps. 2 days of Training is required to start the role, and Uniform is required for the Leader roles
Skills instructors - If you have an interest in Climbing, Canoeing, Hill walking, sailing or other adventurous activities and would like to develop and teach that skill.
Quarter Master - Looks after the group equipment, ensuring its ready to use for section meetings, camps and fundraising events.
Group Chairman - Chairs Committee meetings attended by Executive members, the Group Scout Leader and any other co-opted members ( leaders, parent representatives )
Group Secretary - Requires 2 hours commitment every 2 months to attend the Group Executive committee meetings, send out the agenda, take and distribute minutes. Once a year we hold our AGM and need to send out invites, collate the Annual report, and distribute.
Group Treasurer - Handles all finances for the group including compiling the annual reports.
Fundraising coordinator -
Section parent representatives - Requires 2 hours commitment every 2 months to attend the Group Executive committee meetings, represent the other Beaver parents, and get involved in Executive actions including fundraising, running the HQ
Other supporting roles
In order to ensure we have a suitable and safe building and grounds, we require the following roles. These ensure the Executive and Scouting team can concentrate on delivering the programme to the children.
Buildings Maintenance - helping with maintaining the building / coordinating tradesman.
Grounds Maintenance - helping with maintaining / and or developing the grounds.
If you are interested in any of the above, or exploring others ways of helping Scouting in Lymm then please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org