There are over 1,600 young people on the waiting list in Hampshire and over 40,000 across the UK. This is because there are not enough adult volunteers to accommodate the current demand of young people wanting to join. The Scout Association is the largest co-educational youth movement in the country. Recent figures have shown that membership has reached the 550,000 mark in the UK. Scouting makes a real difference to young people up and down the country. Membership to the movement is an opportunity that The Scout Association wants to extend to as many people as possible.
If you would like more information about volunteering at a local scout group then I am happy to discuss the options available. Most of our volunteers do so on a flexible basis.
County Development Officer - Hampshire County Scout Council
It's about overcoming obstacles of all shapes and sizes, reaching your goals and celebrating your achievements, no matter how small. It's also about having fun; get involved and join the adventure.
The Scout Association is the UK's biggest mixed youth organisation. We change lives by offering 6- to 25-year-olds fun and challenging activities, unique experiences, everyday adventure and the chance to help others so that we make a positive impact in communities.
Scouts help young people reach their full potential. Scouting develops skills including teamwork, time management, leadership, initiative, planning, communication, self-motivation, cultural awareness and commitment. We help young people to get jobs, save lives and even change the world.
Scouts take part in activities as diverse as kayaking, abseiling, expeditions overseas, photography, climbing and zorbing. As a Scout you can learn survival skills, first aid, computer programming, or even how to fly a plane. There’s something for every young person. It’s a great way to have fun, make friends, get outdoors, express your creativity and experience the wider world.