Supporting Granton Scouts
With 85 young people, a waiting list of 50, and an adult team of around 18, Scouts is the biggest volunteer-lead organisation in Granton!
Preparing young people with skills for life – we’re Scouts and everyone is welcome here. Every week in Granton, we help over 85 young people aged 6-18 develop skills for life. Are you ready to join the adventure?
Running a group like this, with our own hall, equipment and boats, is a massive job, so we’ll not beat about the bush – we are looking for your help.
- Whether you have loads of free time or can only spare an hour a month – there’s something that you can do to help.
- Whether you can come to the Scout Hut or are stuck at home – there’s something you can do to help
- Whether you would like to work with young people, with stuff, or with admin – there’s something you can do to help.
Please don’t wait to be asked personally – just drop either or us an email and we can arrange a chat – or speak to any of the leaders on Monday or Tuesday nights – no strings attached (really – if you end up not volunteering that’s fine – it will be good to chat anyway).
Group Scout Leader
Helping out at Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers is “the sharp end” of Scouting. There is a variety of roles, and if yo enjoy working with young people, there will be one for you.
Section Leaders run the ‘sections’. They are supported by a full training plan including ‘Getting Started’ and then the ‘Wood Badge’. Because they are involved in regulated work, PVG clearance is needed – but don’t worry, we can sort that out for you as part of the appointment process.
Section Assistants help to run the ‘sections’. They are supported by basic ‘Getting Started’ training. Because they are involved in regulated work, PVG clearance is needed – but don’t worry, we can sort that out for you as part of the appointment process.
Adult Rota helpers are an extra paid or hands, and only require occasional stints at section meetings. Because parent helpers are never working unsupervised, this is the one role that does not require formal training or a PVG clearance. However you will be provided with basic guidance on Safeguarding by way of the ‘Yellow Card’.
The Group Executive
The Group Executive Committee’s job is to maintain the safe and proper running of the Scout Group and allow the leaders to provide a fun and challenging programme, so it’s a great opportunity to serve your community – as a parent, grandparent or friend.
There is no limit on the number of Exec members that we can have, and we try to make sure that we have members to represent the interests of each section – Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers.
Members of the Exec are Trustees of the Group and there is some online training required. Exec members also need to be cleared by Disclosure Scotland.
For more information about what it means to be an ‘Exec’ member see this document.
The Active Support Unit
The ASU is more ‘hands on’ than the Exec, supporting the leaders with things like transport, hut maintenance, looking after kit and equipment.
Young People First
Our code of practice (also known as the Yellow card) sets out guidance for all adults in Scouts
Short on time?
Just drop us a quick message and we can arrange to have a chat
Got a few minutes now??
Great – if you have a couple of minutes why not fill in this form