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Frequently asked questions

Who can volunteer with the Scouts?

Anyone over the age of 16 can volunteer with the Scouts. Volunteers are from every faith and social background and there are plenty of opportunities to get involved as a leader, assistant, instructor or administrator.

What can Scouting do for me?

No matter what, in Scouts you'll gain the skills and experience you need in life – because we believe in working as a team, learning by doing and thinking for yourself.

But Scouts can also be a fun way to further your education and career. If you need work experience or volunteering hours for a college or university course or even a programme like The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, then volunteering for The Scout Association can help you get there.

Plus, there are opportunities to gain a National Open College Network qualification and get access to professional membership organisations such as The Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) and The Institute of Training and Occupational Learning (ITOL).

And, of course, if you love adventure, Scouting gives you the chance to regularly take part in activities that you otherwise might not be able to, such as travelling abroad, skiing, rock climbing, or abseiling.

Who can I speak to if I want more information?

Please call The Scout Association information centre on 0845 300 1818. Lines are open Monday through Friday from 8am to 8pm, and Saturday from 9am to 12 noon. We will be happy to talk through any specific questions about volunteering with you.

I sent my details, but what happens next?

No matter what, in Scouts you'll gain the skills and experience you need in life – because we believe in working as a team, learning by doing and thinking for yourself.

Your details have been sent to a local volunteer who will contact you shortly to discuss the vacancies best suited to your needs. They can also answer any specific questions you may have. I sent my details to you, but haven't heard anything back. Who do I contact? Sorry for the delay. Please call The Scout Association information centre on 0845 300 1818. Lines are open Monday through Friday from 8am to 8pm, and Saturday from 9am to 12 noon.

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