How Can I Help?

As a voluntary organisation, we rely on people like you to help us provide memorable experiences for young people in Cherry Hinton. No matter what your skills or background, you can help inspire and provide skills for life to children in your area, make new friends, and have fun yourself in the process. You might find that you get as much out of scouting as the young people you work with!

At the moment, we’ve got a range of positions within the 27th Cambridge Scout Group that we’re looking to fill. Please note that you don’t have to have a child in the scout group to help with one of these positions:

Assistant Scout Leaders

As our Scout Troop grows, we’re on the lookout for people who can help to lead the scout troop and support our Scout Leader.  As an Assistant Leader, you’ll be working as part of a team to help run the scout troop – how you do that depends on what you enjoy doing.  Some people enjoy getting hands-on in meetings and camps; other people are natural organisers and prefer to help plan the different activities: if you enjoy working with young people then there’s always a way that you can help – no experience needed.

You’ll attend our weekly Troop meetings on a Tuesday evening in term time, where there will be up to 40 scouts and (in an ideal world) three or more Leaders. During the lighter evenings, we often hold activities outside in Cherry Hinton or in the local area.   We also run at least two overnight camps each year. It’s not a full time commitment, and you don’t have to attend every meeting, but don’t be surprised if you find yourself thinking about the next camp or activity when you should be doing other things…

 

Secretary

The Scout Group’s executive committee works to support the leaders to run the scout group and to make sure that the group delivers the best experiences it can, safely and legally.  Like the Board of Governors in a school, the executive committee helps to set the long-term vision for the group and supports the group’s leaders to make that a reality.

As the secretary of the executive committee, you will help the chair to keep the committee running smoothly by helping to organise committee meetings, taking minutes, and making sure that the group’s records are kept safely and securely.

If you’re an organised person who enjoys working in a team, you’re ideal for this role – no previous experience is necessary.  This is not a full-time commitment, but you will need to attend around six Executive Committee meetings every year.

Find out more. 

Executive Committee Members

The Scout Group’s executive committee works to support the leaders to run the scout group and to make sure that the group delivers the best experiences it can, safely and legally.  Like the Board of Governors in a school, the executive committee helps to set the long-term vision for the group and supports the group’s leaders to make that a reality.

As a member of the executive committee, you will help to set the strategy for the scout group and enable the section leaders to deliver a balanced programme of activities to all sections in the group.  You do not have to have a child in the scout group to join the committee.

This is not a full-time commitment, but you will need to attend around six Executive Committee meetings every year.

Find out more. 

Other Positions

We’re always on the look-out for other Assistant Leaders for our Beaver or Cub sections, or parent helpers who can help out in a more informal way: if you enjoy working with young people and fancy a challenge, please let us know!

 

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