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We are currently looking for people to volunteer for the following roles:

Scout Leader
Would you like the chance to go camping, climbing, potholing, lead community projects while helping prepare young people with skills for life? As a section leader you will do all of this and more, using your skills and learning new ones.
As part of 277th Birmingham (Beacon) Scout Group, you will be plan and deliver a safe and exciting programme for young people, making sure every young person gets the chance to spend at least one night away each year.
You’ll use your energy and creativity to help young people have fun, develop their potential and earn a wide range of badges and awards, including the prestigious Chief Scout Awards. Of course you won’t have to do this alone – a team of supporters, parents and the young people themselves will help you plan and deliver the programme. But it’s your enthusiasm and sense of fun and adventure that will inspire them.No experience is necessary as fully training and support will be provided.
Assistant Leader (Beavers/Cubs/Scouts)
Assistant Leaders facilitate a wide range of activities which help develop a taste for adventure, a sense of community, an understanding of other people and an appreciation of nature, all leading to enhanced confidence, and to the Chief Scout’s top Awards. Many of the required skills will come naturally to you, others can be learnt, but the support you need will always be there. A great part of helping Beavers, Cubs or Scouts is that you will introduce them to activities they have never tried before, quite possibly sparking a life-long interest. No experience is necessary as fully training and support will be provided.
Section Assistant (Beavers/Cubs/Scouts)
Would you like the chance to canoe, climb and make bird boxes while improving your CV? As a Section Assistant in the 277th Birmingham (Beacon) Scout Group you will do all of this and more, using your current skills and learning new ones.
We now need a fun, committed person to support young people, helping run games and activities as part of weekly meetings. As part of a small team, you will be plan and deliver a safe and exciting programme for young people, helping them achieve badges and awards.
Enthusiasm, an empathy with young people and a sense of humour are a must. But we can teach you the rest. We’ll support you all the way and ensure you get the training and support you need.
Young Leader (Beavers/Cubs/Scouts)
ESYLs are Explorer Scouts who volunteer alongside adult leaders in a Beaver Colony, Cub Pack or Scout Troop. A valuable asset to any leadership team, ESYLs play an active role in the section, bringing a range of fresh ideas to the table, and acting as positive role models for the young people they work alongside.
Although the Scheme is usually taken on by Explorer Scouts looking for a new challenge, young people from outside Scouting can also participate if they are working towards their Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards or Queen’s Guide Award. They can do this by volunteering as non-members for a set period of time.
Scout Active Support Member
Scout Active Support Units offer a huge amount of help to the Scout Group on a more ad-hoc basis than the regular leaders, but in a more formal way than parent helpers. Tasks often involve contributing specific skills at events, helping with fundraising, helping out on our allotment plot, or helping in a more general way. The great thing about being an SASU member is that you can dip in and out as it suits you, with no pressure whatsoever for a regular commitment. In doing this you will be helping in a very important way to maximise the benefits of Scouting to young people. SASUs also organise a programme of social activities for themselves.
Group Administrator
The role of the Group Administrator is to maintain records held at Scout Group Level. This includes maintaining records for receipt of subs, maintaining Gift Aid Records and making Gift Aid Claims on behalf of the Group, and maintaining records for a small number of Group activities undertaken each year. The role involves working closely with the Group Scout Leaders and Treasurer. No prior experience is necessary. The role would ideally suit someone who would like to contribute to the Scout Group, but cannot give a regular weekly commitment.

If you are interested in any of these roles, please contact gsl@beaconscoutgroup.org.uk

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