Thanks for taking the time to find out what our adult volunteers do!
Our adults support over 1800 young people in West Lancashire. They do that in many different ways.
We have a wide range of flexible roles either supporting young people or behind the scenes. Groups are based throughout West Lancs – you’re never more than 3 miles from a Scout hut!
Our award winning training scheme for volunteers means that adults get as much from Scouting as young people do. Over 90% of Scout volunteers say that their skills and experiences have been useful in their work or personal life.
Currently we have the following specific vacancies, although if you have a particular skill you’d like to share we’d be happy to make use of it!
Beaver Leaders/Assistant Leaders
(aged 6-8) in Newburgh, Parbold, Burscough, Upholland, Skelmersdale, Aughton, Tarleton, Appley Bridge, Banks, Crawford
Beavers are our youngest members, and generally meet for an hour per week. They enjoy all that Scouting has to offer; being introduced to outdoor activities, having the opportunity to be creative, explore their local community and experience the excitement of a Beaver Scout sleepover with their friends.
(aged 8-10) in Hesketh Bank, Tarleton, Mawdesley, Appley Bridge, Halsall
For Cubs, excitement and adventure are key. Their programme offers a huge variety of activities surrounding areas of fitness, global and beliefs; whilst allowing them to be creative and get involved in their local communities. Cubs are introduced to exciting outdoor skills and take part in adventurous activities, as well as camps and residential experiences.
(aged 10-14) in Tarleton, Banks, Appley Bridge, Aughton
Scouts aims to build and develop young people’s confidence, sense of adventure and outdoor skills, as well as encouraging them to explore their beliefs and attitudes and be creative. It offers them the independence to put these skills into practice at camps and even on international trips. Scouts are encouraged to work together and take the lead on all sorts of projects, from community based work to planning games and activities for their meetings.
(aged 14-18) District-wide
With the support, direction and guidance of Unit leaders, Explorer Scouts are encouraged to lead themselves, design their own programme and work towards the top awards that Scouting offers. With exciting prospects like being a part of camps and expeditions both home and abroad; adventurous activities such as mountaineering, parascending and off shore sailing; Explorers offers fun and adventure for all. Explorers also have the opportunity to be a part of The Explorer Scout Young Leaders’ Scheme which develops their leadership skills and sense of responsibility, by helping to run meetings for younger sections.
We are currently in need of a qualified accountant to inspect our annual Charity accounts. This is something we are required to do every year. This person does not have to be a member of the Scouts, but they do have to hold a recognised accounting qualification.
We are also on the lookout for business-minded people to join our District finance team. Our current team consists of five members who would love to welcome you to their team!
IT and Communications
Join our existing Communications team and help spread the word about Scouting!
Ormskirk and District Scouts is a registered charity. As is every group in the District! This makes around 25 different registered charities who all need trustees! Trustees tend to meet quarterly and so it is not a massive commitment although our trustees are vital to our continued success.
Group Scout Leaders
Group Scout Leaders are responsible for the continuity and development of training in Sections of the Group, the development of Scouting in the Group’s catchment area and for supporting all the adults who work within the Group. In short, they keep the Group running smoothly and guide it’s growth!
As with every large organisation, Scouting is broken down into different sections. Each section has committees and meetings. Each of these need talented administrators to keep them organised!
Scout Active Support
Scout Active Support allows people to give their time to Scouting on a flexible basis. People can still be involved in Scouting without the full-time commitment of being a leader. Scout Active Support can take up as much or as little time as the volunteer wishes. They help out with events as and when they can!
If you have skills to share we’d love to hear from you!