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Volunteer Roles within 1st Sevenoaks Scout Group

Areas we could do with help are numerous. There are a host of typical roles that require different levels of commitments. We’re extremely flexible and roles could be shared or we could work out a way to make things easier for you. Just contact the group if you want further guidance.

Thanks for considering a role and we look forward to welcoming you as an active member within the group. We’re sure that you’ll find it as much fun and rewarding as we do.

Group Scout Leader
This is the overarching leader within the group and the role is to manage and support the Scout Group and its Leaders to ensure it runs effectively and that Scouting within the Group develops in accordance with the rules and policies of The Scout Association. As a minimum this takes around 2 hours a week during term time but can vary considerably.

Section Leader
Every section within the group could start a new evening almost immediately. This uniformed role requires a lot of commitment and time but is the most rewarding and allows you to shape the programme as you see fit. As a minimum this takes 2 hours a week during term time but usually many times more.

Assistant Section Leader
Help out the week to week running of a section. You will work with the section leader to deliver the programme but there is a lot more flexibility and less emphasis on attending every week. This uniformed role requires around 2 hours every week during term time.

Section Assistant
If you want to help out more than is required from the Parent Rota but don’t want a full leadership commitment then this may be the role for you. You won’t ever be asked to take charge of a meeting but you are still able to attend as often as you like and benefit from formal recognition of your role and insurance. This role takes around 2 hours a week during term time and would need to commit to helping twice a month in term time.

Group Treasurer
This role on the Group Executive Committee handles the scout accounts and funds are properly accounted for and invested. This role takes around 1 hour a week during term time but can be considerably more at the end of the year. Although not a uniformed role this would still ensure that your child has a guaranteed place.

Group Quartermaster
This role on the Group Executive Committee handles the group equipment and ensures that equipment is properly looked after. The Quartermaster must maintain the stores at the hut and also the stores at Seal. This role takes up to 1 hour a week during term time but is usually concentrated around camps which happen once a term on average. Although not a uniformed role this would still ensure that your child has a guaranteed place.

Group Membership Secretary
This role on the Group Executive Committee handles the membership of the group, handing the intake of young people each term along with transfers between the sections and those leaving the group. The Membership Secretary also handles the requests for subscriptions each term and chasing late payment.This role varies but can takes around 1 hour each week. Although not a uniformed role this would still ensure that your child has a guaranteed place.

Group Secretary
This role on the Group Executive Committee handles the minutes for the meetings, assigns tasks and assists in related administration responsibilities. This role takes around 3 hours every term.

Group Fundraising
The only fundraising activity that the group commits to each year is helping with the refreshments at the Fireworks Display in November. Further fundraising is needed to replenish funds after the refurbishments to the hut. This role is flexible.

Hut Maintenance
We have one day in the year where everyone is expected to pitch in and help repair the hut. In addition to this the site needs maintaining, painted, grass mown etc. This role is flexible.

Section Administration
Each section has badge records that need maintaining, DBS checks to chase and parent rotas to maintain. This role requires up to one hour every fortnight.

Camp Set Up
Camps happen up to once a term and help is required to help set up or strike camp. Help will be asked for before each event but should you be willing to do this role then please let us know and we will make you one of our first points of contact. This role requires several hours up to 3 times a year.

Camp Catering
Camps happen up to once a term and help is required to cater for the camps. Help will be asked for before each event but should you be willing to do this role then please let us know and we will contact you first. This role requires several hours up to 3 times a year.

Activity Instructors
The Group runs its own activities in the follwing areas. Authorisation must be gained prior to leading these activities but training is offered in each area. Some require one day courses whilst others involve more. Contact us to find out more.

  • Archery
  • Rifle Shooting
  • Kayaking
  • Canoeing
  • Climbing
  • Hill Walking

We’d like to create a system whereby a lot more people were involved helping out as much or as little as they were happy to do without being a burden on anyone’s time. A larger team would mean a better level of Scouting on offer and a happier, more effective and supportive team.

Want to know more?

The easiest step is to fill out our registration form for volunteers. Contact your child’s section leader or email the group for more details. Give us an idea of what kind of activity you’d be happy to support with and what time you think you could afford. Feel free to start small; you could always commit more once you’ve seen what it’s like.

Thanks for your support.