Support Team encompasses a plethora of different roles, from trustees to maintenance, and even minibus drivers! Often overlooked by those searching for voluntary roles, the Support Team roles are some of the most important roles in Scouts, as they help ensure Groups can meet, run camps and hold events safely. There’s a different role for everyone in the Support Team, with each role requiring different skills.
As Scouts, we believe in providing young people with #SkillsForLife. That’s why we encourage our young people to do more, learn more and be more. As part of the support team you’ll be joining a diverse group of people who support the Leaders and Scouts to develop the skills they need to succeed. This could involve anything from creating social media content or managing the different groups that use our buildings, to helping sections stay within budget, to recruiting new volunteers. Whatever skills you have we’ll find somewhere to put them to use in helping our young people.
You might not be able to commit weekly meetings, but if time is your concern you’ll be pleased to know that most support roles such as trustees, treasures and secretaries only require you to meet monthly or quarterly; others like training advisors and the appointment committee only require you to host the occasional zoom call and maintain our training system. Whatever time you’re willing to give we will find a way to put it to good use in supporting our young people in learning those skills that will set them up for life.
Scouting for all and #SkillsForLife both mean skills for all. We don’t just teach our young members new skills – we will teach you new skills to help you in the role you choose. There is some mandatory training, depending on your role, that will help you stay on the right side of the legal stuff (particularly important if you’re going to handle money), but alongside that you’ll be able learn from others on the team. If you’re interested in conservation, you could help out at our District campsite, which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Or if you’re savvy with social media you can help us share all the amazing things our Scouts get up to. Whatever skills you want to learn we can help you if you’ll join us in helping our young people to be more.
If you’re interested in joining our movement, putting your skills to good use, learning new skills, spending your time doing something meaningful and making new friends along the way, then you should definitely fill out the form below and one of our team will contact you soon.