Scouting in England is now Green. This means All activities can resume for members who live in England. Residential activities may take place. Please check the guidance on the link below for current and accurate information.
Latest Guidance

Who are Scout volunteers? How are they appointed and trained?

All our volunteers give their time freely to help young people thrive. Some volunteers lead their group week in and week out. Others call in occasionally to share a specific skill, or provide an extra pair of hands – whether they’re abseiling down mountains, or helping a group of eight year olds build a robot, or expertly remembering how everyone takes their tea.

All of our leaders are interviewed locally and asked to provide references. They undergo the mandatory training they need to be the best they can be, including basic first aid and child protection. Special training is provided for those taking young people away on residential events like camps and sleepovers.

Everyone who works with young people also has to undertake a disclosure check (also known as a ‘police check’).

For volunteers

Our yellow cardSafety guidance

Any concerns? Contact [email protected] or call us on 0345 300 1818

Getting back to Scouts

We understand there are still unknowns as the pandemic advice changes and evolves. We want to provide you with all the information we have, about how your local Group may be approaching their Scouts activities.Read the guidance for parents

Concerns?

If you need to raise a concern please read our guidance on ensuring a concern is approached using the most appropriate policy.Raising a concern