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Volunteering at Scouts is changing to help us reach more young people

Volunteering is changing to help us reach more young people

Volunteering is changing at Scouts. Read more

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Learning and development for volunteers

Learning and development for volunteers

New to volunteering with the Scouts? Our Getting Started e-learning will help you get to grips with the role and give you the tools you need to start your volunteering with us feeling confident and capable.  Volunteering with early years isn’t just about teaching young people new skills. It’s about going on a journey of your own, and getting just as much out of volunteering as you put in.

After completing your getting started training, if you would like to join the Movement as a section leader you will need to do your Wood Badge training.

This involves completing a number of additional training modules to develop your skills in working with people and delivering great programmes. After completing training you'll need to have it validated. The more learning you do, the more confident you will become at volunteering at the Scouts.

Early years learning resources

After completing your getting started modules, use these early years learning resources. These will help you and your team learn about volunteering with this age group. You can access these at any time whilst volunteering with early years. There are videos to watch, blogs and articles to read and short quizzes to reflect on your learning. These resources are new and we would love to have feedback on what you think. Look out for any pop up surveys or feedback forms.

Develop your skills in volunteering with four and five year olds >
Squirrel Squad Sessions

Twice a term, Squirrel Squad hold online events on subjects such as how to set up and run your admin for squirrels, fundraising or behaviour management. These sessions will help you to branch out your knowledge and skills to help Squirrels climb the tree.

Watch past sessions and register for upcoming topics. 

Branch out your knowledge >