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Volunteering with us - a 'Job Advert' Print E-mail
Tuesday, 11 April 2017 18:08

We've written a 'job advert' to tell you what volunteering as a Leader at the Scout Group is all about and hope you will consider joining us.

cub and hose bestLeaders - what do they do?

  • Adult volunteers can choose to help and lead activities for one of our Beaver Colonies, Cub Packs or Scout Troop - as an Occasional Helper, Section Assistant or Section Assistant Leader or Section Leader (there are LOTS of options)
  • Then as part of the Leader team, plan and deliver an exciting, interesting balanced programme to the boys and girls that gives them the opportunity to have fun and learn new skills while taking part in many different types of activities - including lots of adventures, challenges, trips, visits, visitors and possibly even the occasional weekend camp.
  • Providing 'everyday adventure' is what we do!
  • Volunteering looks great on your CV and a recent impact report told us that 80% of external organisations said that Scouting has benefited their organisation.
  • Volunteering is both fun and rewarding, allowing you to feel empowered and giving you a sense of pride.
  • Scouting aims to have a real and positive impact on the lives of our young people, our volunteers and our local community.
  • No Experience is required.

1st Stanstead Abbotts St Margarets Panther Cub Scouts Emmerson Lily and Millie at Colchester Zoo

What we will provide

  • Fun, Friendship and Adventure
  • On-going support and mentoring within your new role
  • On-going training and CPD including nationally recognised qualifications like First Aid and Safeguarding at no cost to you
  • Opportunities to expand your personal skills and qualifications
  • An opportunity to make a positive contribution to our local community and provide life-changing opportunities to the young people in it.
  • Full membership to The Scout Association
  • Free uniform
  • Access to excellent equipment and facilities
  • Generous activities budget
  • Local District and County organised events for each Section
  • Practical and online resources, help and advice for planning future activities, adventures, trips and programme ideas
  • Behind the scenes admin support and support from the Scout Group's leader team, executive committee and charity trustees plus The Scout Association
  • Press, Media, Social Media, Website & PR support, coverage and reporting.
  • The opportunity to gain professional qualifications and add memberships of professional organisations such as the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM ) to your CV
  • Insurance - as a member of The Scout Association you would be insured while on Scouting events and sessions
  • An annual programme of events for all members of the Scout Group eg Panto, Family Camp

The 1st Stanstead Abbotts Beavers at the District beaver SleepoverWare & District Scouts – annual programme of District run events, social events, support and training opportunities etc.

Hertfordshire County Scouts – bi-monthly magazine and monthly e-newsletters, County events, support and training opportunities – and social events

And from The Scout Association:

  • a telephone support and information service
  • a full colour, 80+ page magazine 3 times a year
  • special supplements each year for your specialist area
  • on-going training and development - online and face to face
  • a dedicated and daily updated website with thousands of downloadable resources to help you in your role
  • discounts on a range of outdoor gear, travel and other offers
  • social and activity days for adult volunteers
  • national and international Scouting events
  • national press, PR, marketing, lobbying and campaigning for all Scouting

and much, much more.

adults and ScoutsAnd did you know...?

  • You'd be joining over 100,000 other adult volunteering in UK Scouting right now including HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, Bear Grylls, Julia Bradbury, Steve Backshall, Ellie Simmonds, Chris Evans and Helen Glover – and that includes over 3,182 adults in Hertfordshire alone who support nearly 17,000 boys and girls in our County with Scouting activities every week.
  • The number of volunteers working for Scouting is bigger than the combined workforces of the BBC (24,000) and McDonald's (67,000) put together.
    Volunteering in Scouting can provide opportunities for travel and adventures throughout the UK and internationally – like the World Scout Jamboree in Japan 2015
  • Adults volunteers must be aged 18 or older. Young people aged 14 to 18 can still help us by volunteering as a Young Leader.
  • A criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) will be required.

Join the Adventure!

Bear GryllsTo find out more or to discuss volunteering in our Scout Group. please talk to any of the leader teams or email us at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

We look forward to welcoming you to the team! 

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St George's Day Parade, Sunday 23rd April Print E-mail
Thursday, 23 March 2017 18:40

Join us to watch ALL our Beavers, Cubs and Scouts parade through Ware with their Leaders and Young Leaders at the 1,000 strong parade through Ware on Sunday 23rd April for this year's St George's Day Parade - the patron saint of Scouting - ready to renew their Promises at The Priory - and then to hear which Scout Group has won this year's District Peter Geer Trophy - for participation!.

Please note that the different Sections will have different start times on Sunday and different drop off locations and these will be published on your My.Scout account or provided by your child's Leader Team in the next couple of weeks.

Full and smart uniforms and shoes, please.

There will be Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers and Network Scouts from Scout Groups around Ware and the District, all parading with their Leaders down Ware High Street accompanied by the Braughing Scout Brass Band and watched by a host of VIPs, usually including the Mayor of Ware - a huge spectacle and not to be missed! Bring your camera.

The Parade itself normally starts at 3.45 / 4pm with Ware High Street closing to traffic shortly before hand.

Parishes Magazine March edition Print E-mail
Monday, 06 March 2017 19:42

March 2017 Parishes MagazineCatching up on local news in the Parishes Magazine this month? Look out for our monthly news round-up on p15 or read it on-line at The Parishes Magazine - or check out the copy on our News Noticeboard at HQ.

Feb Parishes Mag - Read our news on p15 Print E-mail
Friday, 10 February 2017 17:38

Parishes magazine feb 2017Catching up on local news in the Parishes Magazine this month? Look out for our monthly news round-up on p15 or read it on-line at The Parishes Magazine - or check out the copy on our News Noticeboard at HQ.

It's full of local news, events and lots of useful information.

We're collecting Sainsbury's Active Kids vouchers Print E-mail
Sunday, 05 February 2017 09:29

active kids 2017 vouncherWe're collecting Sainsbury's Active Kids vouchers once again and we would be very grateful for any vouchers you and your families and friends can give us so we can order some great resources and equipment for our girls and boys to use.

The collecting box will be out at HQ until 1st May, so please pop them in the box whenever you're next in HQ.  Many thanks.

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