Adult Recruitment

Why You Should Be a Scout Leader

Scouting is a youth organization that helps young people develop skills and values that will last a lifetime. It is a great way to give back to your community and make a difference in the lives of young people.

If you are thinking about becoming a scout leader, here are some of the reasons why you should do it:

  • You can make a difference in the lives of young people. Scouting can help young people develop the skills they need to succeed in life, such as leadership, teamwork, and problem-solving. It can also help them build confidence and self-esteem.
  • You can have fun and make new friends. Scouting is a lot of fun! You will get to go on camping trips, learn new skills, and make new friends.
  • You can learn new things. As a scout leader, you will learn a lot about yourself and about young people. You will also learn new skills, such as leadership, planning, and communication.
  • You can give back to your community. Scouting is a great way to give back to your community. You will be helping to create a better future for young people.

If you are interested in becoming a scout leader, there are a few things you need to do. First, you need to contact your local Scouting organization. They will be able to tell you about the requirements for becoming a leader and how to get started.

The requirements for becoming a scout leader vary depending on the organization. However, most organizations require that you be at least 18 years old, have a criminal background check, and complete a training course.

Once you have met the requirements, you can start your journey as a scout leader. It is a rewarding experience that will enrich your life and the lives of the young people you work with.

Here are some additional tips for becoming a good scout leader:

  • Be patient. It takes time to build relationships with young people and help them learn new skills.
  • Be positive and encouraging. Young people need to feel supported and motivated in order to succeed.
  • Be organized and prepared. Scouting activities can be unpredictable, so it is important to be organized and have a plan.
  • Be flexible. Things don’t always go according to plan, so be prepared to adapt.
  • Have fun! Scouting is supposed to be enjoyable for everyone involved.

If you are interested in becoming a scout leader, I encourage you to take the next step. It is a great way to make a difference in the lives of young people and to have some fun along the way.

To find out more please contact our Group Scout Leader Martin Jones at or visit the Scouts UK Website