Join or help us

What are you waiting for? Nationwide, over 450,000 young people and 154,000 adults are part of the adventure already and there’s always room for another!

Young people have loved it since 1907 and Scouts couldn’t have happened without our adult volunteers for just as long. So if you’re not already part of Scouts then look below, see what we do and get ready to have the time of your life. Even if you can’t join, then there are still lots of ways to help us, such as getting involved with our fundraising campaigns!

Young People: Jump into the adventure.


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Scouting is a great way to make new friends, try over 200 different activities and get out into the great outdoors. There are a wide variety of events throughout the year for all ages and to suit everybody. Learn new skills, shape what you do but most of all have fun!

Adults: Get stuck in.


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We can’t work without our lovely volunteers. In fact around 51,000 young people can’t join Scouts nationwide because there’s so few volunteers. In short more volunteers means we all have more time to be more ambitious so our Scouts have have huge amounts of fun.

Scouting’s not the huge commitment many think it is. There are roles to suit everyone and you can give as much or as little time as you want. You don’t have to work with young people, we provide training and the skills you learn all look great on a CV. So if you’re good with kids, you’re a DIY whizz, you know a skill like first aid, you’re an ace in the kitchen or you’re good with numbers then you’ll be a great volunteer!

Who we’re looking for right now

  • Anyone who works in the construction industry or has design experience or is an experienced DIYer. We might be able to help us improve our HQ at a Maintenance day or through some of our other planned improvements.
  • We’re always looking out for Sectional Assistants or Occasional Helpers who can help our weekly meetings to run smoothly. If you think you could help out from time to time, ask any of our leaders.
  • We’re looking for people to join our executive committee and become a trustee of the group. They hold the leaders to account and ensure the group is meeting the aims of Scouting. Ask Barry for more information about the exec.

 

How do I join?

You can get involved in a variety of ways:

  • Come along and ask one of our leaders. If you know someone already involved they can help pass you on.
  • Email 5thtestwoodscouts@outlook.com with your details and questions and we’ll pass it onto the right leader.
  • Fill in your postcode at www.scouts.org.uk, pick 5th New Forest North (Testwood) and fill in your details there.
  • Phone our friends at Hampshire Scouts on 02380 847 847 and they’ll pass your details on to us.

If you have any questions then don’t hesitate to ask by email and we’ll be happy to help you.