The 1st Stocksfield Scout Group changes lives by offering 6 to 14 year-olds fun and challenging activities, unique experiences, everyday adventure and the chance to help others so that we make a positive impact in communities.
Scouting helps children and young adults reach their full potential. Beavers, Cubs and Scouts develop skills including teamwork, time management, leadership, initiative, planning, communication, self-motivation, cultural awareness and commitment. We help young people to get jobs, save lives and even change the world.
There are two ways you can help:
Giving Your Time
The quality of Scouting in Stocksfield depends on its volunteers. We are always glad to receive offers of help – large or small. The Scout Association’s award-winning training scheme for volunteers means that adults can get as much from Scouting as our young people.
Scouting uses a modular training scheme which delivers the full spectrum of required skills. Volunteers can choose training modules that are relevant to the role that they do, ranging from leadership to running residential experiences and first aid.
“One of my big missions is to encourage people across the UK who have the time, enthusiasm and ability, whatever it is, to put something back into their communities. It’s about a lot of people doing a little. I don’t want to hear any more about kids who can’t join because of a lack of leaders. We’ve got a brilliant, talented nation and I want some of that talent to be used to support young people.”
Whether you just want to help on the odd occasion, or are interested in becoming an adult leader, we’d like to hear from you. There are plenty of opportunities to help the smooth running of the Group, as well as working directly with young people.
Full training and support is available for the following positions:
We desperately need a replacement Scout Leader and a couple of assistants. If you have free time on a Thursday and want to make a difference, we’d love to hear from you.
There is currently a huge unmet demand for more places in Beavers. If you are free on Tuesday evenings and could help, that would be great. Note that leader’s children are given priority places in the Colony.
The current chair will be resigning shortly, to take up the post of Group Scout Leader. If you’d like to help with the management of the Scout Group, there’s no better place to do this than from the chair!
This is a new position we’d like to fill. The Group has a range of equipment and we’d like some help in ensuring it is safely stored and maintained. If you know the difference between a tilley and a primus (or would like to learn) then this could be the job for you!
If you want to find out more, please contact the Group Scout Leader or any of the other Adult Leaders.
The Group are currently fundraising to try and replace their ageing hut. If you can help with activity in any way (financially or in kind or time) it would mean a great deal.
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If you want to find out more, please contact the Group Scout Leader or any member of the Group Executive.
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