The Group is very luck to have a willing and enthusiastic team of volunteers that deliver Scouting directly to our young people, offer support when they can, and provide the governance in the background.
Our Volunteers come under different categories and all support 1st St Neots immensely. These are:
Section Leaders, Assistant Section Leaders and Section Assistants
The volunteers you will come into contact the most. These are those who are running the weekly meetings, planning the programme each term, running extra camps and events, and manage all the administration required.
All our Leaders and Assistants are DBS checked, complete a dedicated training programme, refresh safety and safeguarding training regularly, and complete first response training. Most Leaders and Assistants go beyond this mandatory training to provide more to our young people such are adventurous activity permits (air rifles, climbing, water activities, archery, etc.) and nights away permits (to take young people on residential experiences).
Please support your child’s Section Leaders and Assistants as much as possible.
Young Leaders are essentially the same as above but they are aged between 14-18 years old. They are often young people who have been through Scouting and want to give something back (and stay for more fun!) or volunteering for their Duke of Edinburgh awards.
They are incredible assets who provide a valuable link between our Adults to our Beavers, Cubs and Scouts.
Often, Parents offer to assist within the Group but don’t have time to become a Leader or Assistant. This could be anything from provide a bit of admin assistance to delivering a particular skill you have to share with our young people.
If you think you can help, have a chat with your child’s Section Leader.
The Group has an Executive Committee, often referred to as the “Group Exec”, which is made up of a number of Trustees who ensure the Group is provided with everything it needs. From ensuring there is enough volunteers and managing recruitment drives to buying the equipment each section needs to operate, the Group Exec makes sure there is the money and resources to make it happen.
Amongst our Trustees, we have a number of Parent Representatives. These make sure the views of young people and their Parents are represented.
It’s really important to note that all our Volunteers give up their evenings, weekends, work annual leave, and any other part of the day completely for free. They do it because they know the importance and impact Scouting has on young people.