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Can you help inspire adventure?

Bankside and You Opportunity
Become a Scout Youth Leader and be prepared for adventures of your own!
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    South London Scouts

Are you enthusiastic, willing to get involved and enjoy working with children?

South London Scouts are looking for Youth Leaders working to work with various different age groups:

  • Beaver Scouts (6-8 years)
  • Cub Scouts (8-10 years)
  • Scouts (10-14 years)
  • Explorer Scouts (14-18 years)

There are Scout groups right across South London who need assistance, but at the moment they are particularly recruiting to groups in SE1 near Waterloo and London Bridge stations.

This exciting role involves working with a small leadership team to plan and deliver an exciting programme for the section members. Activities focus on fun, making friends, challenge and adventure. Groups (or ‘sections’) meet weekly during term-time on weekday evenings, with different age groups meeting on different evenings so you can choose according to your availability. Meetings usually last an hour or two but time commitment is flexible: you can attend every week or every other week, once per month or less – whatever arrangement suits you in consultation with the other leaders in the group. You will not only benefit from supporting young people, but also from gaining new skills and developing yourself, all of which will apply to your everyday working life. Volunteering with the Scouts will offer you many opportunities, including:

  • Improve your CV and put your skills to good use
  • Try new things and gain qualifications
  • Gain experience working with children
  • Get involved in projects such as event management, volunteer recruitment, fundraising etc.
  • Experience volunteering within the charitable sector
  • Meet new people and have fun
  • Become an active member of your community and give something back

You will be supported and part of a District and County team as part of a national and international organisation.

About the Scout Association

The Scout Association is a youth charity that provides activities, fun, challenge, and adventure for young people aged 6-25 years old. They aim to help young people reach their potential as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities. With 400,000 members in the UK, Scouting is the largest mixed youth organisation in the country.

If you decide to volunteer you will need to be happy to go through the appointments process, which will involve a DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Service, formerly a CRB check). There will be no cost to you for this. For more information contact: Sarah Morris, Development Officer for Lambeth on 07449 318940 or sarah.morris [at] or visit

Sep 19 2013