Week by week, St John’s Scout Group volunteers empower our 120 Beavers, Cubs and Scouts in Tunbridge Wells to learn new skills, make new friends and stand on their own two feet. They’re our everyday heroes. They shape young people’s lives for the better, and find out a whole lot about themselves in the process, too.
Today, there are more 120 young people on the waiting list to join what is quite possibly the coolest Scout Group in Tunbridge Wells. We’re more relevant, popular and needed than ever, but it’s not always easy to keep up with the demand.
That’s where you come in.
You don’t need to be Tim Peake or Bear Grylls to join our team. You don’t need to have been a Scout when you were younger. You don’t even need to know how to put up a tent. Our door is open to people of all ages, and all backgrounds, and we’re only able to change lives because people just like you lend a hand. We’re talking about den builders, tidy-uppers and skill sharers. We’re talking about first aiders and hot chocolate makers. We’re talking about students who want to add something different to their CV, outdoorsy types looking to boost their confidence after a career break, and parents volunteering so they can have a break from work pressures and spend time with their kids.
Whatever your skillset, lend a hand for as little or as much time as you can spare, and we promise you’ll get more out than you put in. Because whether you’re helping a leader to run games a few times a term, organising a night away, or buttering 60 slices of bread for a group of very hungry nine year olds – no two Scout meetings are the same. The difference you make, though, is always great.
We provide the training. You show up, get stuck in, and make memories for life.
Sounds fun? Worthwhile? It is.