Whether you are a Network Member, parent of a child in Scouting, or someone who is totally new to Scouting you’ve come to the right place!

One of the biggest myths about Scouting is that Groups are closing down due to a lack of young people wanting to become Members. Nothing could be further from the truth; in the UK there are over 500,000 people enjoying Scouting!  Scouting is a growing Movement!

There are lots of ways you can get involved as a parent, from helping out occasionally on a parent rota to volunteering your time as a leader. Our volunteering opportunities are as varied as you! Because whether you’re helping a leader to run an activity in the local village hall, organising a night away, or buttering 120 slices of bread for a group of very hungry eleven year olds – no two Scout meetings are the same. The difference you make, though, is always great.

Why help?

There are many reasons why adults choose to volunteer for Scouting. Here are some that existing volunteers have given:

  • To give something back to the community
  • To support the Leaders
  • Because volunteering is a ‘good thing
  • As an enabler, so the Leader can do more
  • To spend more quality time with your child
  • To develop your own skills and do something practical
  • To enjoy and rediscover adventure for yourself
  • To live a healthier more active lifestyle

Available Roles

District Explorer Scout Team Leader

Where: Bury and Ramsbottom Open Volunteer Spots: 2

The Explorer Scout Leader is the Section Leader for an Explorer Scout Unit. They are responsible for developing and providing quality Explorer Scouting and working with the 14-24 Lead Volunteer Team (Nick Mabbutt) in developing and supporting Explorer Scouting in the District as a whole. This is with the help of Assistant Explorer Scout Leaders,…Find Out More

District Chair Person

Where: Bury and Ramsbottom Open Volunteer Spots: 1

Could you be the next person to be the at the helm of our district. We are looking for a new Chairperson, someone who is looking to reshape and take Bury and Ramsbottom forward.  The role of the chair works in partnership with the already established district leadership team to ensure that our scout groups, explorer scout…Find Out More

District Lead Volunteer

When: In Your Own Time Where: Bury and Rambottom Scouts Open Volunteer Spots: 1

The Lead Volunteer for Bury and Ramsbottom Scouts The lead volunteer works in partnership with the already established district leadership team to ensure that our scout groups, explorer scout units and scout network in the district are supported so that the young people get the best quality scouting they can. Responsible to: County Lead Volunteer…Find Out More