Beaver Scout Section Assistant ie activity guru and maker of fun

Lanchester, Consett, Langley Park, Stanley, Durham City

Provider of fun, activity organiser, self-esteem raiser and all round amazing person.

Working in the Colony Team to help support the operation of the Section including planning and delivery of the Balanced Programme. This means helping to plan and deliver simple and fun activities that help Beavers (6-8 years old) achieve their scouting badges, develop self-confidence and basic skills.

You can find more about running a Beaver section at


With support from our team, you will be involved in:
• Welcoming young people and families to sessions and events
• Making sure everyone's safe, supported, included and having fun
• Helping to plan and lead activities
• Getting involved with days out, camps and hikes
• Sharing and learning skills – from coding to cake decorating
• Celebrating young people's achievements big and small.

No previous experience?
No problem. Training and support is provided.

Skills & Qualities

No previous experience required, just enthusiasm.

This role is subject to a DBS check and mandatory training in e.g. safeguarding, health and safety and GDPR.

When & Where?

We meet weekly during term time on a Thursday 18:00 - 19:00.
Scout Hut HQ, Annfield Plain near Stanley in County Durham.

Any time you can offer is appreciated.

The Scouts is completely volunteer run and we realise that Scouting is on top of the day job and family life, but many hands make light work. We are a friendly, inclusive, dedicated and supportive team and would love you to join us, in any capacity you might be able to help.

Whether you'd like to help out week-after-week or whenever-you-can, we provide training, learning opportunities and cups of tea – every step of the way. If you can only occasionally help, that’s OK. Whether you’d like to be an activity planner, hike motivator, biscuit monitor or craft-creator, we appreciate any time you can spare.

Training and Support Offered/Expenses

Training and support is provided.

Expenses for materials etc. are reimbursed on receipt (although we cannot unfortunately offer travel expenses).

Volunteer Benefits

Volunteering with us is both fun and rewarding. It offers the opportunity to develop a range of skills and attributes which are transferable to the workplace, such as confidence, social and organisational skills and team-working. You can make a difference, feel good, and it’s great for personal development, social responsibility, as well as enhancing your CV. No two weeks are ever the same.

• Make friends and meet people
• Get creative and try new things
• Get outdoors, get stuck in and rediscover adventure
• Challenge yourself
• Positively impact your community
• Create vital opportunities for young people
• Make memories that'll last a lifetime
• Being part of an inspirational and international movement.
• Priority access for your children to Beavers, Cubs and Scouts.

Great experience for anyone looking to undertake teacher training, social work, and fostering or adoption.

Other Information

We need new volunteers to support all our Sections as we have a small leadership team of only one Scout Leader / two Cub Leaders / two Beaver Leaders and one Beaver Section Assistant. We also have a fabulous parent who helps to maintain the hut and grounds.

We have other roles for adults who prefer to volunteer for older Cub Scouts (8-10 years) , Scouts (10-14 years) and Trustee positions.

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Type: Arts & Crafts, Outdoors, Trusteeship/Committee, Children/Young People

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