How To Get Involved
For 1st / 14th Brighton Sea Scouts to continue to be a successful Scout Group, it requires strong adult support. Scouting volunteers come from all walks of life and are enthusiastic and dedicated men and women who share a love of adventure and a desire to enrich young people’s lives. There are many ways that you can get involved with Scouting and contribute to our Scout Group without making the time commitment required for a uniformed leadership role. You can help by:
- Assisting with activities.
- Providing transport for Scouts to and from activities.
- Volunteering for duties such as Scout hall set up / clean up.
- Helping with DIY jobs or gardening at the Scout hall.
- Helping to raise funds for the Scout Group through fundraising events / activities or grant seeking.
- Serving as an office bearer on the Group Committee (Chairman, Deputy Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Trustee).
- Becoming an active member of the Group Committee, which assists the Group Leader and Group Council and promotes the aims and principles of Scouting in conjunction with the Group.
- Serving on a sub-committee to undertake duties defined by the Group Leader or Group Committee.
If you are inrerested in getting involved, speak to one of the section leaders or just "Contact Us" via our enquiry form.
Why You Should Become A Scout Leader
Scout Leaders come from all walks of life, from parents of Scouts, to childhood Scouts, to people with no Scouting experience at all. Leaders need to be motivated individuals who have a commitment to providing varied, exciting and dynamic programs for their Scout Group.
So why become a leader? There are many reasons why.
- Being able to contribute to the development of the people of the future.
- To experience the joy of seeing young people “get” something.
- To contine to learn about yourself. The challenges and new experiences Scouting offers broadens your horizons. The interaction with other adults and young people keeps you linked in and engaged.
- Adventurous Activities: Where else can you take part in canoeing, abseiling, rock climbing, scuba diving, hiking, skiing, flying, parascending, caving, four wheel driving, sailing, kayaking, camping, rafting and more in the company of experts and for a very small investment.
- The Scout Promise & Law: Scouting is an everyday reminder of how to live, live well and create a great life for you and your family.
- Friendship: Scouting provides the company and friendship of other leaders. Culturally diverse, an amazing range of interests with one common theme – a willingness to share themselves with others.
- Qualifications: Scouting offers Certificate 2, 3, 4 and Diploma level qualifications in a variety of fields. Our training includes Leadership, Management & Training as well as First Aid.
- Scouting allows you to gain experience in a number of different roles; event management, catering, marketing, fundraising, project management to name a few.
- Flexible Learning: Scouting provides learning options that make it easier for you to fit things in to suit the way you want to spend your time, online, face to face and a combination of the two.
- Travel: Scouting offers travel opportunities interstate and overseas; there are plenty of opportunities, Jamborees, Moots, Ventures and a world of Scouts out there ready to welcome you to their area.
- Scouting offers training and qualifications in adventurous activities. Take your love of an activity to a higher level and pass on your skills to others.
- The simple joy of being a volunteer. Giving and receiving.