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Scouting runs entirely on volunteers. People from all walks of life help in many different ways to support us in providing life changing adventure and skills for life to the young people in and around Leeds and Wakefield.

For an informal chat about the types opportunities we could offer, please contact Sarah McAtominey, our Deputy County Commissioner (Development).

There is so much you could offer, and you can give as much or as little time as you want to, there really is a role for everyone. Our roles range from working directly with young people, to supporting, management and trustee roles. You could use your everyday skills to support young people or decide that you would like to do something completely new! There is support and training to help you get the most out of any role in Scouting. We will tailor the opportunities and support to suit you, and you do not need to have been a Scout or Guide in the past to join us! We are always on the lookout for new people with new ideas to help improve what we do.

We have thousands of young people who are waiting to join Scouting and start their adventure, could you help them do this? If you would like to know more about getting involved, we would love to hear from you.

One of my big missions is to encourage people across the UK who have the time, enthusiasm and ability, whatever it is, to put something back into their communities. It’s about a lot of people doing a little. I don’t want to hear any more about kids who can’t join because of a lack of leaders. We’ve got a brilliant, talented nation and I want some of that talent to be used to support young people.

Bear Grylls, Chief Scout
Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls