Whether you’re a young person who wants a taste of adventure, a parent who’s looking for new interests for their child, an adult who wants to volunteer or help out in some way or an organisation wanting to work with us, we want to hear from you.
Would you like the chance to canoe, climb, go camping, potholing, lead community projects while transforming young people’s lives, while improving your own CV?
As a Volunteer in the Torbay Scouts you will do all of this and more, using your current skills and learning new ones.
We now need fun, committed adults to support young people, helping run games and activities as part of weekly meetings.
As part of a small team, you will be plan and deliver a safe and exciting programme for young people, helping them achieve badges and awards.
Enthusiasm, an empathy with young people and a sense of humour are a must. But we can teach you the rest. We’ll support you all the way and ensure you get the training and support you need.
Scouting offers fun, friendship and life changing adventure to over 450,000 young people across the UK. But this is only made possible by our talented teams of volunteers.
As a young person, Scouts is a place to have fun, make new friends, learn new skills and have the kind of adventures that you can’t have anywhere else.
Depending on your age, young people can join Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorer Scouts or Scout Network.
Beavers (6–8 years old)
Beaver Scouts are our youngest members. They usually meet weekly to take part in a wide range of activities including games, crafts, singing, visits and good turns, along with plenty of outdoor activities. They will also have the opportunity to take part in the fun and excitement of camps and sleepovers. It may be the first time they spend a night away from home so it’s a real adventure for them.
Cubs (8-10½ years old)
A Cub Scout Pack can have up to 36 Cub Scouts and is split into smaller groups called Sixes. Cubs take part in a wide range of activities designed to be interesting and challenge them. A Cub Scout meeting consists of games and activities with plenty of time spent outdoors. Camps and holidays are some of the most memorable events of the year for Cubs.
Scouts (10½–14 years old)
Each Scout Troop consists of small units of six to eight Scouts called a Patrol, usually led by a Patrol Leader. Outdoor activities feature prominently, with the highlight being camping. Throughout the year, Scouts learn various skills, such as map reading, camp cooking and first aid in preparation for camp. Rock climbing, potholing, gliding, photography and international experiences are just some of the things they get up to.
Explorer Scouts (14–18 years old)
Explorers are encouraged to lead themselves in deciding the programme and direction of the Unit, with support and guidance from leaders. The section also includes the Young Leaders’ Scheme, where young people are able to take on a leadership role in one of the younger sections. There is wider scope for activities like offshore sailing, campaigning, performing, parascending, mountaineering and expeditions.
If you’re under 14, you’ll need to get your parent or carer to register your interest in becoming a Scout.
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