We are looking for volunteers

Your Scout Group is reliant on volunteers to come and help us build and grow our group and to be able to welcome and offer a place to every child who wants join the Scouts. We have to follow strict guidelines on ratios between adults and children so having enough adult helpers and leaders is vital to us.

Getting involved is easier than you may think and one of the most fun, rewarding and positive things you can ever do. You can give as much or as little time as you like. Whether you can spare an hour a month or a day a year, we will match opportunities that fit your skills and time available. We have opportunities both behind the scenes and working with young people in uniform.

With full support and training, you can experience the fun, friendship and adventure of Scouting for yourself, all on a flexible basis. You do not need any previous Scout experience and we welcome everyone, both male and female and with no upper age limit. You do not even have to camp if you do not want to! So, if you would like to have fun and make friends, earn professional qualifications and make a real difference to the lives of young people please read on.

Join the Scouting Adventure in Staplehurst

Scouting offers the chance to build on personal skills, such as teamwork, confidence and leadership, as well as gaining externally recognised skills, all whilst having a brilliant time.

The majority of our volunteers believe that the skills and the experiences they have gained through Scouting have been of relevance to their working or personal lives, so come and volunteer with us and make a positive impact on your community.

To get started with your adventure, take a look at our vacancies below and see which areas interest you – feel free to get in touch if you have any questions, or would like to have an informal chat about where you could fit into the fun and adventure.

If this something that interests you, talk to the section leader at a meeting or email us on explore@staplehurstscouts.org.uk

75 Years and counting.....

75 Years and counting.....

Helping our sections

Assistant Section Leaders

Squirrels (4 to 6 years): Beavers: (5.75 Years – 8 Years). Cubs: (8 Years- 10.5 Years). Scouts: (10.5 Years – 14 Years)

Are you good at being supportive? Can you motivate and inspire?

Then we are looking to fill positions across our sections as an Assistant Section Leader. You will help the section leader with the running of the section. Splitting tasks up between you, e.g. sorting out trips, talking to parents and making sure other leaders know what they are doing. Some of your main responsibilities are outlined below:

Main Responsibilities:

Support the delivery of a safe, exciting and stimulating balanced programme for the section taking into account the needs, interests and abilities of the young people.

Support the safe delivery of the programme in accordance with the Policy, Organisation and Rules of the Scout Association.

Ensuring that every young person in the section has the opportunity to attend at least one Nights away experience each year.

Actively support and promote the achievement of badges and awards, in particular the Chief Scouts Award.

Actively work with other adults in the group to support and promote group or multi-section activities and events.

Agree how you can support the section leader to ensure regular opportunities are provided for young to express their views on the programme and running of the section and that they are taken into account.

Actively support the section leaders to promote the moving on from section to section.


Becoming a Trustee

Our Scout Group is a registered charity and as such is overseen by Trustees. The Trustee Board is a team of volunteers who work together, as charity trustees, to make sure Scouts is run safely and legally. At the heart of their role is a focus on strategy, performance and assurance. Effective Trustee Board governance helps our volunteers deliver fantastic programmes that give young people skills for life. 

The Trustee Board is made up of a Chair, a Treasurer and other elected Trustees. We are particularly keen to attract younger people to come and join our Trustee Board.

The Trustees work together to make sure that the Group:

Help the Group to operate well, today and in the future.

Manage money well.

Look after buildings, insurance and property.

Manage risks  

Follow Scouts policies and relevant legislation.

To find out more about becoming a trustee email chair@staplehurstscouts.org.uk





The Treasurer will provide sound financial administration, support and information to the Executive Committee and Group, District or County/Area/Region in accordance with the Policy, Organisation and Rules of The Scout Association.

Skills for a Treasurer:

  • Strong organisational skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Able to think creatively and solve problems
  • Previous experience of financial management or the role of a Charity Treasurer
  • Able to analyse financial information effectively
  • Good IT skills
  • Ability to summarise financial information for different audiences
  • Willing to speak one’s mind and listen to the views of others.
  • Able to maintain independent and objective judgement.