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30 September 2012

‘Scouting is a character factory’

Bear Grylls

There are many ways you can kick-start your adventure, as a adult volunteer. Our volunteers get involved on their terms and not all roles involve working with young people. If you can give a little time (or a lot) to help improve young lives in your community, we’d love to hear from you. Take a look below on the vacancies we currently have. If you would like to volunteer, please let Simon Parr know or speak to your leaders.

Working with Young People

We have a number of volunteer opportunities to work with young people and help deliver a balance programme. It is rewarding to see young people develop whilst they Scouting; the achievement of  a young Beaver learning how to fry an egg, a Cub Scout conquering their fear of heights by abseiling down a tower or a Scout out on an expedition that they have designed themselves.

Assistant Scout Leader / Scout Leader (Wednesday Evenings) *

Our current Scout Leader has decided to stand down. The Wednesday evening Scout Troop is in danger of closing down if we don’t find more leaders to help run the troop. Scouts are aged between 10-14 years of age. Scout Leaders help manage and lead young people within the section and will have support from the Scout troop on Tuesday evenings.

Assistant Cub Scout Leader (Monday) *

Further adult support is needed on Monday evenings Cubs. Cubs are aged between 8 to 10 years of age. An assistant Cub Scout Leader supports the Cub Scout Leader in the planning and delivery of a weekly balanced programme.


Assistant Group Scout Leader *

Nanpantan is the largest group in Loughborough. With over 120 young people, 20 adults, a section meeting every evening, it is impossible to manage the group. An Assistant Group Scout Leader will support the Group Scout Leader in managing the group. The main responsibilities of the assistant Group Scout Leader will be sectional support. This will role will involve sectional support including organising inter-sectional activities.


So working with young people is not your thing but just want to give a helping hand. There are other opportunities to get involved too.

Building Maintenance **

Nanpantan Scouts are blessed with its own headquarters and a large open space to use. Therefore a team of people are needed to help maintain the grounds. So if you are a keen gardener or into DIY, then you could help us by maintaining the building and surrounding grounds.

Social **

The executive committee and leaders highlighted that there should be more social activities for parents to get involved in. As a parent/guardian, you are also part of Nanpantan Scout Group and the Scouting family. Therefore it would be great to have someone who looks after our social aspects of the group by organising group trips or family camps for all our families to attend.

Fundraising **

Our Scouts pay weekly subscriptions – this just covers the day-to-day running on of the group. In order to develop, we need to raise funds in order to purchase new equipment or to help maintain the building. There are some interesting projects down the line, including building a new toilet facility. We need a team of people to help bring in those crucial funds in order to help complete the projects.

Cleaners **

The headquarters are used regularly every week and get a battering from young people. It is not a surprise that it gets dirty. If you enjoy cleaning and can spare a few hours a month then you could join a team of cleaners to keep our headquarters clean and tidy.

* These roles require volunteers to complete a CRB and gain there wood beads through training in 3 years

** These roles just  require volunteers to complete a CRB