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Meet our volunteers

Scouts is full of ordinary people making an extraordinary difference to young people's lives and learning a whole lot along the way – meet some of them below.

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Saroj – Birmingham

When Saroj started helping out at Scouts, she expected to spend more quality time with her daughter, but she could never have predicted it'd be the start of a whole new chapter

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Jonny and Chris – Manchester

Jonny and Chris’ adoption journey started at Scouts. Now parents to Max, 4, it’s since become the highlight of their week as a family – and the one thing everyone can agree on.

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Carina – London

Carina joined as a young person and continues to volunteer. Since then, she’s gained skills in everything from canoeing to media production and credits Scouts with strengthening her (successful) application to Oxford University

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If it wasn’t for Scouts, I think I'd have been spiralling down throughout this pandemic – I’ve made so many friends it’s unbelievable

Saroj, Section Leader, Birmingham

Being a volunteer has changed me quite drastically. I never thought I'd be able to lead children in activities. I didn't have the capability or confidence. Now I do.

Chris, Section Leader, Manchester

It’s a fantastic way to give young people some of the skills I have learnt. It’s therapy I have been able to continue scouts through some very difficult times.

Beryl, Active Support Unit/Cub Scout Leader