Adult Members

The Scout Association is the UK’s largest mixed youth organisation with more than 500,000 members in the UK and over 60 million across the world.

The innovative spirit and ability to make things happen plays a vital role in the development of our adult members and there are many diverse roles to choose from.


Whether you want to be a uniformed leader, a skills instructor, part of group administration or one of our essential occasional helpers, we will give you the opportunity to make a big impact on the lives of many young people.

Inspire Curiosity, Engage Confidence, Build Pride, Develop Leadership…..become a Role Model with 2nd St Ives Sea Scout Group

Award Winning

The award-winning Scout training scheme for adults means that our role models get as much from Scouting as our young people.

The Quality of Scouting depends on its adult role models and our adult depend on Scouting to teach them the skills they need

National Leader Training

Adult volunteers are at the heart of Scouting, and we hope that you will get out of it, every bit as much as you put in.

Scouting is not only about young people, but also about the development of adults within the movement. This happens as we scout and through training. Don’t think of it as daunting, scouting is about teamwork and we’re there to support you every step of the way. This is your adventure.

The training scheme is personalised, flexible and about learning by doing. Its focus is on developing adults to be active and effective as leaders, managers and supporters. And to enjoy what they are doing.

Some elements of training can count towards externally-recognised qualifications, and within the movement there are also awards to recognise dedication to training and outstanding service.

Relevant Skills

Over 90% of our volunteers believe that the skills and experiences they have gained through Scouting have been of relevance to their working or personal lives, so we’re certainly doing something right.

A study of volunteers found that more than two thirds of respondents reported a direct correlation between their volunteer experience within Scouting and gaining employment or career development.

Role Model Accreditation

Training in Scouting has also enabled young leaders and adult role models to gain accreditation for Open College Network awards in Youth Work, and helped them to become associate members of the Institute of Leadership and Management and the Institute for Training and Occupational Learning.

Support and Training

Our network of Committee Members, Leaders, Section Assistants are able to offer informal support and training at every opportunity. Cambridgeshire Scouts offer formal adult training at a county and local level to help our adults reach their full potential as a successful and confident leader in Scouting.

2nd St Ives are fortunate to have District and County Permit Assessors as well as a County Training Advisor as part of the Volunteer Leadership Team.

Financial Support

All associated costs for uniform, equipment, transport and food will be reimbursed or funded directly by our group.

We are always open to new ideas, new activities and equipment that will ensure all our members, including adults, have as much fun, excitement and adventure as possible; this is facilitated by enthusiastic fundraising, grant applications and a carefully managed treasury. If you are an energetic fundraiser or a financial wizard please do not hesitate to contact our team.

Non-Uniformed Adults

We know that wearing the uniform can put some people off getting involved.

Please don’t let this stop you from coming forward, there are many vital roles within 2nd St Ives that do not require you to wear the badge. We always appreciate any help you are able to offer.

Should you wish to help on a regular basis there are a few requirements you need to fulfil so we can ensure the safety of our young people.

Uniformed Adults

Many members remain as non uniformed adults for years at 2nd St Ives which is great, because without occasional helpers, administrators, fundraisers, and skills instructors we simply couldn’t operate our group, but if the uniform is for you, please contact the team.

The transition into a uniformed adult can be daunting, at 4th Heswall we like to make this as simple as possible, your uniform will be provided and funded by the group.

We will provide you with the Group necker and badges, unfortunately we don’t sew them on for you.

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But don’t just take our word for it, here’s Julia…

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