“Scouting is a character factory.” 

Not our words, but those of our lead volunteer, Chief Scout Bear Grylls. Are you ready to inspire a generation of young people to experience fun, friendship and real adventure?

Volunteering can be a brilliant way to boost your mental wellbeing. It’s a great feeling knowing you’re helping young people get skills for life, and you might even learn a lot about yourself along the way. 

Scouts can make you feel good in other ways too. We’ll guide you to an opportunity where you’ll: 

  • 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 

Most of our volunteers work directly with young people aged 6-18 through our Beaver, Cub, Scout and Explorer groups, known as sections – helping young people gain skills for life through activities and adventures.

If you can only occasionally help, that’s OK. Whether you’d like to be an activity planner, tea-maker or craft creator, we appreciate any time you can spare. The opportunities to volunteer with us are flexible. Think of something you’d like to do and chances are it’s just what we require, so if you feel you could help Scouting at 3rdCB in any way, please drop us an email at TheDen@3rdCB.org.uk.

No previous experience with young people? No problem. Whether you’d like to help out week-after-week or whenever-you-can, we provide training, learning opportunities and cups of tea – every step of the way.

The Scout Association has an effective, well tried and tested system for vetting adults coming into the Movement to protect young people (including DBS checks). This is mandatory for most volunteers, we can help you through the process and there’s no cost for voluntary organisations.