Scouting is the largest co-educational Youth Movement in the UK, with over 500,000 members and is growing faster than ever. Here at Dringhouses Scout Group we currently have over 200 youth members enjoying adventurous activities almost every day of the week. They are supported by a team of 30 adult volunteers from occasional helpers to qualified leaders and committee members.
This website will give you an insight into Scouting with The Dringhouses Scout Group and enable you to discover how you can get involved. For youth members, you can find out all about the different Scouting sections using the links at the top of the page. Whatever your need, we hope there is something for you. Having browsed the site if you or your child wish to join our Group, simply complete the Join Us form on the Section page and someone will be in touch. If you are an adult and are thinking about getting involved, or would like more information, please visit the Contact Us page.
This everyday adventure is possible thanks to our adult volunteers, who support Scouts in a wide range of roles from working directly with young people, to helping manage a Group, to being a charity Trustee. We help volunteers get the most out of their experiences at Scouts by providing opportunities for adventure, training, fun and friendship.
Our award-winning training scheme for volunteers means that adults get as much from Scouts as young people. Our approach focuses on what you want to get out of volunteering with Scouts, while respecting how much time you can offer. Over 90% of Scout volunteers say that their skills and experiences have been useful in their work or personal life.
1. Do I really have the skills you need?
You don’t have to be an adventurer like Bear Grylls to get involved with Scouting. Do you have first aid knowledge? Are you good with numbers? Handy in the kitchen? Or are you a DIY whizz? We all have useful skills and you can volunteer and help in many ways.
2. What if I don't have that much spare time?
Volunteering with us is easy, fun and flexible – how much time you give is completely up to you. Whether you help out once a fortnight, month or term or just at special events or camps, there is bound to be a role you can play, and no matter how you get involved, we'll make sure you're properly trained and supported.
3. What will I get out of volunteering?
As well as gaining externally recognised skills and having a brilliant time, Scouting also offers the chance to build on personal skills, like teamwork, confidence and leadership. A study found that over 90% of our volunteers believe that the skills and experiences they have gained through Scouting have been of relevance to their working or personal lives.
4. My child is in Scouting – is there anything I could do to help?
The short answer is yes. Many of our helpers and leaders are parents of our youth members because they’ve seen firsthand how Scouting benefits young people and want to give something back. It’s also a chance to spend more time with your children and learn new skills. Speak to your child’s leader to discuss how you might become involved.
5. Are there any age restrictions on helping out?
As long as you're over 18, you can help out as an adult volunteer in Scouting. There is no upper age limit for adult volunteers. If you are aged between 14 to 18, there is the option of becoming a Young Leader.
Would you like to find out more? Simpily fill in the bellow contact form and our Friendly Group Scout Leader will be in touch!