Week by week, our volunteers empower our young people to learn new skills, make new friends and stand on their own two feet. They’re our everyday heroes. They shape young people’s lives for the better, and find out a whole lot about themselves in the process, too.

Today, there are nearly 60,000 young people on the waiting list to join us in the UK. We’re more relevant and more needed than ever, but it’s not always easy to keep up with the demand.

That’s where you come in.

You don’t need to be Bear Grylls to join us. You don’t need to have
been a Scout when you were younger. You don’t even need to know how to
put up a tent.  Our door is open to people of all ages, genders, races
and backgrounds, and we’re only able to change lives because people like
you lend a hand. We’re talking about tea makers, tidy-uppers and skill
sharers. We’re talking about mini bus drivers and first aiders. We’re
talking about students who want to boost their CV, and parents who
volunteer so they can spend more time together as a family.

Whatever your skillset, lend a hand for as little or as much time as
you can spare, and we promise you’ll get more out than you put
in.  Because whether you’re helping a leader to run an activity in the
local town hall, organising a night away, or buttering 120 slices of
bread a group of very hungry eleven year olds – no two Scout meetings
are the same. The difference you make, though, is always great.

We provide the training. You show up, get stuck in, and make memories for life.

Sounds fun? Worthwhile? It is.

Meet some of the team

Mark "Mike" Atkinson
Section Leader - Scouts
Mike is the main scout leader and has overall responsibility for the scout section. Mike has been a scout leader for 15 years now and has been in scouting since the age of 6. When not scouting Mike works as service manager for a major entertainment lighting hire company and can often be found in the West End of London servicing the lighting in one of the many theatres. Mike is also a qualified Youth Mental Health First Aider.