None of the leaders or group exec are paid. We all give up our time freely and if we had more help we could do so much more. Lack of volunteers to support the group is our biggest limitation. Volunteering needn’t mean a major commitment: sharing your skills for just an evening or afternoon is of enormous value to the children. Joining the exec committee to help run the group by attending a few evening meetings a year is another way you can help.
You may want to consider becoming a leader or assistant leader. This is the most rewarding way to get involved. In addition to the extensive training you receive, you’ll be opening yourself up to a wide range of new experiences and adventures that are nothing like normal life. You’ll discover new skills and make new friends while all the time getting a real sense of achievement from helping young people grow and expand their horizons. It’s rewarding work on so many levels. The most common reason for not becoming a leader is fear of the time commitment. Yet two hours a week is the minimum commitment, for some of us that’s all we can give and it is greatly appreciated.
At times we have enough children on a waiting list to fill an entire second colony of beavers. We have two cub packs lead by only two leaders per Pack. We sometimes have to cancel meetings due to lack of adult help. With more help we could do much more, with any less we wouldn’t be able to function. Please consider volunteering.
To find out how you could get involved speak to any member of the leadership team at a meeting or contact our Group Scout Leader.
Please note Beaver meetings need parent helpers to run every week, and Cubs occasionally. There is a rota for Beavers so please do your bit and let us know if you can’t help so we can plan accordingly.