Adult Volunteers

None of our sections would be able to run without our amazing team of adult volunteers, ranging from Beaver Leaders to Explorer Leaders – Parent Helpers/Group Support to Group Trustees.

The responsibility of our Adult Volunteers vary depending on the role they have within the group from running their section to ensuring compliance to Policy and Procedures, allowing the young people to make the most out of their Scouting adventure, at the same time having an adventure themselves. Being an Adult Volunteer also offers the chance to build on personal skills, like teamwork, confidence and leadership. A study found that over 90% of the volunteers in the Scouting movement believe that the skills and experiences they have gained through Scouting have been of relevance to their working or personal lives.

To find out more on how to be involved within 2nd St. Ives Sea Scout Group as an adult volunteer or to find out what would be involve, please use the links below;


2nd St. Ives Sea Scout Group is a non-profit registered charity, and as such is run entirely by a dedicated team of unpaid lead volunteers, administrators, skills instructors, role models, and helpers.

Adult volunteers are at the heart of Scouting, and we hope that you will get every bit as much out of it as you put in. Our group is not only about young people, but also about the development and well being of the adults who support us.

Help inspire the doers and the give it a goers of the future. Together we help them take a deep breath, ignore the butterflies and go for it.’

Active Family Group

At 2nd St. Ives we are more than a Scout Group, we are the Active Group. We actively encourage family events, helping one another to be active and stay active, supporting our young members by helping them achieve challenges and experiences above and beyond their own expectations, to develop both physical and mental agility.

2nd St. Ives has a sturdy support network of adult members who have stayed with our group beyond the years of their children’s time with us.  This is testament to the friendly and supportive atmosphere we create and deliver, and ensures our mission and development strategy is delivered to young people for years to come.

Being close to nature  is  a vital  part  of  a child’s  development  and  wellbeing,  outdoor activities and events are at the very heart of Scouting, a proven pursuit to boost wellbeing  and resilience.

Support at 2nd St. Ives

We encourage all parents to become role models, occasional helpers or section assistants so we can deliver a rich and diverse programme throughout the year across all sections.
We believe good support for our youth members starts with good support and training for our adult role models, we will help you to help us make amazing memories at 2nd St. Ives. Try our 4 Week Challenge to find out about becoming a role model.

Adults stay at 2nd St. Ives beyond
the years of their children’s time with us…

Our lead volunteers, encourage and assist adults to ensure we have role models with a vast array of knowledge, experience, and skills to secure a prosperous and diverse future for our group.’

…a testement to the friendly and supportive
atmosphere we create and deliver.


The support does not stop at 2nd St. Ives, we are lucky to have a wide range of adult training programmes and courses delivered by our District and County teams, they are free to attend and will help you to help support our group.

‪Local seminars and online workshops provide our adult role models with knowledge and insight from leading experts to ensure we provide the best scouting experiences for our young members‬.

We support our adults so they can help support our young members achieve and succeed.’


At 2nd St. Ives Sea Scout Group, the time that you give to the group is invaluable, therefore, any costs associate with training are paid for by the Group.  If you become a full uniform leader within one of our sections you will be provided with the basic Uniform and a set of Leader Activity Clothing.

As a Group, our main focus is on being able to provide a wealth of opportunities and challenges for our young members, so if you wish do complete some specific training where the beneficiary are our young members, then the group will either pay for or supplement this training.

Safe Adventurous Activities

Adventurous activities are an integral part of Scouting, and what makes it so exciting for the young people involved.

All our Adventurous Activity Instructors have Scouts UK Adventurous Activity permits in their relevant skill set, which means they have been assessed by a scout appointed assessor and/or have recognised and appropriate National Governing Body qualifications in their adventurous activity. Adventurous permits are reassessed and reviewed every five years.

If you have an interest in adventure sports and activities, or have recognised qualifications in your discipline, let us know as you may be able to to apply for your scout permit assessment.


Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls