Take the 4 week challenge!

Not sure if Scouting is for you? Come along to Beavers, Cubs or Scouts and "try-before-you-buy" to see if volunteering is right for you with no commitment.

The four week challenge is designed to show new volunteers how much they can get out of volunteering with the Scouts: new skills, new friendships, new experience and a sense of making a difference to young people’s lives in their community.

We have range of flexible volunteering opportunities across the County from Beavers up to Explorer Scouts and even behind the scenes roles.

The challenge

Week 1: Come and see what we do

This is chance for your four week challenger to come and meet everyone! Make sure they have all the contact details they need and show them what we get up to.

Week 2: Help out

Get to know them and their skills and interests. They could run an activity or game linked to their unique skills.

Week 3: Get a little more involved

They should be feeling part of the team now so help them plan and run an activity.

Week 4: Decide if volunteering at Scouts is for them

Your four week challenger should now have a good idea if Scouting is for them or not. Take time to speak to them and review the past few weeks. Make sure to be open to good or bad feedback and thanks them either way!

If you are a Leader interested in getting involved in offering the four week challenge, the Scouts have prepared a useful guide. For further information you can visit their website.

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls