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Vacancies in Gloucestershire Scouts

Scouting offers young people (both boys and girls) the chance to have fun, learn new things and to develop new friendships. It provides exciting activities and games and opportunities to gain badges and awards. Through Scouting, young people can acquire the skills and knowledge that can be used for the rest of their lives.

facesBeing a volunteer in Scouting can be incredibly rewarding;  it can also enhance your CV and provide charity trustee experience.

If you would like to get involved in Scouting in any capacity – working with young people, managing adult volunteers or providing administrative support – please contact Louise Little, County Administrator at: admin@gloucestershire-scouts.org.uk. You will then be put in touch with the relevant adults in your local area.

Listed below are some of the vacancies in Districts within Gloucestershire.

County Roles
Cheltenham
Cotswold Vale
Forest Of Dean
Gloucester
North Cotswold
Stroud & Tetbury
Tewkesbury

Gloucester

Cub Scout leaders, Harwicke Cub Pack

We and are now recruiting for new leaders for our Cub Section. This is a very exciting opportunity as we are proposing that we find a permanent leader who will be able to oversee the running of the Pack on a weekly basis with the help of 4 to 6 assistant leaders who on a rota basis will be responsible for only 3 or 4 weeks per term.  We are hoping that this will enable more people to volunteer for this fantastic role.

Commitment can be at whatever level you feel able to help, whether that is one of the roles above or a ‘behind the scenes’ role, such as running the badge log, accounts or helping out with planning or fund-raising.  Full training is provided by the Scout Association at local level, mainly in Gloucester or surrounding areas, some training can even be done online.

Scouting is a fun and enjoyable activity which teaches young people many new and exciting skills, from practical skills like lighting camp fires and building rafts to softer skills such as co-operation and patience.

As a Cub Scout Leader you are part of a world wide support network.  This network ranges from local support within Hardwicke Scout Group, which assists with running meetings, fundraising and keeping the accounts, through district and national support, where you can get programme ideas and visit Scout run camp sites.

If you would like to know more about Scouting or discuss how you could get involved in any way at all please get in touch by email, cubs@hardwickescoutgroup.org.uk

Beaver, Cub and Scout Leaders: 45th Gloucester (Abbeydale) Scout Group

This is an ideal opportunity to make a difference to the lives of young people, through a structured activity based programme. The positions are challenging and exciting with many rewards along the way.

The group is based in the Abbeydale area and has three very successful units of Beavers, Cubs & Scouts. It is part of Gloucester District, the largest District in the county of Gloucestershire. The group is financially stable with a strong executive committee and a good supply of equipment.

We are looking for people aged 18 to 65, who have a few hours to spare at weekends and on Tuesday nights in term time. Above all, you need enthusiasm and an interest in working with young people. A sense of humour is also very useful!

For further information, please contact Heather Taylor, Group Scout Leader on 01452 524973

Explorer Scout Leaders: Gloucester District
Explorer Scouts (14-18 year olds) have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of adventurous activities. They can participate in the Platinum and Diamond Awards and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme. They can also become Young Leaders, helping adult leaders to provide Scouting in the other  sections – Beavers, Cub and Scouts.
We are looking for adult leaders and helpers to run and support the Explorer Unit in various locations in Gloucester. You can offer as much or as little time as you can spare as we require people to run evening programmes, monthly training events or even just someone who can keep records for administrative purposes.We’re also looking for an Awards Adviser to promote and aid both Explorers and Leaders through both Scouting Awards (Platinum and Diamond) and D of E awards schemes.

For more information, please contact Gareth Edwards, District Explorer Scout Commissioner on 07946 411559 or via our website  http://gloscouts.org.uk/join

Stroud & Tetbury

Explorer Scout Leaders: Farriers Explorer Scout Unit, Stroud & Tetbury
Farriers Explorer Scouts (14-18 year olds) are a fast growing unit meeting on Wednesday evenings near Stroud/Stonehouse. We offer young people a wide range of fun and challenging activities and the ability to participate in the Platinum/Diamond/Queen Scout Awards and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme.We are looking for adults to help run and support the Explorer Unit, you can offer as much or as little time as you can spare! We require people to help deliver evening programmes, weekend activities and the award schemes, as well as having fun themselves.
Why not visit www.facebook.com/STexplorers to get a flavour of what goes on at Explorers in Stroud and Tetbury.For further information, please contact Alastair Andrews, District Explorer Scout Commissioner by email: alastair@explorerscouts.co.uk or by mobile: 07971 956882.

Tewkesbury

District Secretary, Tewkesbury Scout District
Tewkesbury District is looking for someone to assist in the effective administration of the District Executive which works to support all the local Scout Groups in the Tewkesbury Area (the District has a membership of 750 of which 625 are young people and is based around 6 Groups). This role is voluntary and doesn’t involve working directly with children. The District is open to anyone from all faiths, backgrounds and abilities – everyone is welcome.

For more information or a non-committal chat about how you could help, please contact Ceri Jones, District Chairman 01242 226292 email:  cerijones230@btinternet.com

Cotswold Vale

Beaver Scout Leader, Slimbridge Scout Group

Slimbridge Scout Group Executive Committee seeks a Beaver leader or someone interested in becoming a Beaver leader for meetings at the lovely Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. Full support and flexibility for the right person! Contact Scout Leader Adrian Mather at SL@slimbridgescoutgroup.org

County Roles

County Quartermaster
A large amount of equipment is owned by Gloucestershire County Scout Council. Most of this equipment is stored at Cranham Scout Centre. A quartermaster is required to manage the storage, maintenance and use of equipment.

The time commitment for this role is relatively ad hoc. Agreement needs to be made with the centre manager as to when access to the equipment is required. Equipment bookings are managed via the centre and county administrators.

If you would like to become the County Quartermaster, please send your details, including any particular skills to the centre manager at info@scoutcentre.org.uk or call 01452 812309. A simple role description for this position is available here: Quartermaster RD

Cheltenham

Scout Leader and Assistant Beaver Scout Leader, Prestbury Scout Group
Prestbury Scout Group is an active group with its own premise and field. The Scout hut is currently being updated and modernised. The Group has a Quartermaster and is fortunate to have a variety of camping kit including equipment to offer opportunities to take scouts green field camping.  All sections have a leader who has a Nights away permit – and are keen to offer opportunities for sleep overs or camps.

Positions vacant: A Scout Leader and an Assistant Beaver Scout Leader. The Beavers meet on Tuesdays between 5:00 and 6:15pm and the Scouts meet on Fridays between 7:00 and 9:00pm.
In addition the Beaver and Cub sections have waiting lists so there could be potential to expand the Group

For further information, please contact Linda Jackson, GSL
Contact details: 07866 762606 or 01242 252210
1stprestbury@gmail.com

Assistant Scout Leaders, 41st Cheltenham Scout Troop
41st Cheltenham Scouts are looking for Assistant Scout Leaders to help run their two busy troops. One troop meets Mondays, 7:00pm-9:00pm at District HQ on Brooklyn Road.  The other meets Tuesdays, 7:00pm-9:00pm at Pate’s Grammar School.The two troops average around 10 camps a year (about 25 nights away).  In the past year, they have held camps in London, Youlbury (visiting Oxford), Stroud, the Forest of Dean and elsewhere.  They have run two expedition challenge weekends and a joint camp with the cub pack.  They are planning to go to Malvern Challenge and Gloscamp and expect to squeeze more camps in between.  They are also looking to offer a narrowboating weekend next Winter.For further information, please contact either:
Freddie Noble: freddienoble@gmail.com or 01242 237237
Mike Fowler: mainpoint1991@gmail.com

Forest Of Dean

Explorer Leaders, Forest of Dean
Explorer Scouts (14-18 year olds) have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of adventurous activities. They can participate in the Platinum and Diamond Awards and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme. They can also become Young Leaders, helping adult leaders to provide Scouting in the other  sections – Beavers, Cub and Scouts.We are looking for adult leaders and helpers to run and support the Explorer Unit in the Forest Of Dean. You can offer as much or as little time as you can spare as we require people to run evening programmes, monthly training events or even just someone who can keep records for administrative purposes. An interest in Scouting would be helpful, although is not essential.For further information, please contact Gary Law, District Commissioner for Forest of Dean at: dc.forestofdean@gmail.com  or 01594 541258.

North Cotswold

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