Survival skills to street sports, caving to parascending, media relations to meteorology, or astronautics to circus skills! These are just some of the 100’s of activities that are enjoyed by the girls and boys involved in High Peak Scouts and Scouting across Derbyshire.
With over 2,000,000 nights a year spent out on adventures across the UK, they are in greater need than ever of a larger team of volunteers to make all this happen. Could you get involved with their fantastic team of adult supporters? Why shouldn’t grown ups have some of the fun too?!
They want people to help occasionally (or when ever they are able to spare their time, any help is appreciated) and support the programme for any age. Do you have specific skills you can share with the next generation? From admin support, hands on or outdoor activities – High Peak Scouts we need your help. They are looking for all sorts of people from across the High Peak, what ever your experience – who can have fun, be organised and who have good values and varied skills.
Across Derbyshire, over 10,000 Scouts take part in activities as diverse as kayaking, abseiling, expeditions overseas, photography, climbing and zorbing. Members aged 6-25 can learn survival skills, first aid, computer programming, or even how to fly a plane. There’s something for every young person. It’s a great way to have fun, make friends, get outdoors, express your creativity and experience the wider world.
The Scouting programme is as diverse as the children involved and the adults who make it happen. Scouting has changed over the years, and is proud to be a diverse, inclusive movement who are here to provide fun, opportunities and adventure to anyone across our local community.
Volunteering in scouting is hugely rewarding and can offer many volunteers opportunities and training to develop their own skills. Over 90% of our volunteers believe that the skills and experiences they have gained through Scouting have been of relevance to their working or personal lives, so we’re certainly doing something right.
You may have heard recently in the county and national press about the same message, calling out to our communities to try and really push volunteering within scouting, the county commissioner for scouting across Derbyshire, James Stafford and our chief scout Bear Grylls have both been pitching the message to try and encourage greater adult involvement.
High Peak Scouts are encouraging the 4 week challenge that has been set up by the scout association as a taste of Scout volunteering. We are asking anyone who may be interested, people that have left volunteering, parents of young people currently in scouting to make an initial commitment of 4 weeks, to try it out and see what is involved and there would be no further expectations but we would hope that you would be enthused to stay on and get stuck in and help us to further the adventure. Even 4 weeks would look great on a CV and there are certificates for people taking part in the challenge so please, anyone who is interested do get in touch for an informal chat.
You can get in touch with high peak scouting through their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or to find out more visit Derbyshire Scouts website at derbyshirescouts.org/districts Additionally, you can contact Debbie on 07736 230045.