Be Prepared… to rediscover adventure!
The most successful Scout Groups are those where there is strong adult support. Scouts Australia volunteers are enthusiastic and dedicated men and women from all walks of life who share a love of adventure and a desire to enrich young people’s lives.
What many people don’t realise is that there are plenty of flexible ways adults can get involved with or contribute to their local Scout Group without making the time commitment required for a uniformed leadership role. Adults can help by:
- Assisting with activities
- Joining the Group Committee and/or assisting with administration
- Helping to fundraise
- Providing transport
- Volunteering for duties such as Scout Hall set up
- Helping with DIY jobs or gardening at the Scout Hall
- Organising a Group excursion to their workplace
- Assisting with food preparation
- Offering their unique talents and skills for a Group theme night
Volunteering for roles such as these helps to ‘free up’ the uniformed Leaders so they can focus on planning and running activities, and providing youth members with the best possible Scouting experience.