Volunteer

Can you spare some time to help scouting in East London?

Scout groups are run entirely by volunteers. We are always keen to hear from anyone interested in helping.

Do I have the skills?

In Scouting, we provide a program to give a wide range of experiences, we would love to have your input too.


Scouting offers young people the chance to try different activities and challenges, with the aim of helping them reach their full potential and have a positive impact on their community.

What is involved?

We provide scouting for young people in East London between 6 and 18, and always welcome more support. The activities offered vary according to age range, from helping beavers (6-8 yrs) with gardening badges and learning some first aid, to taking our older Scouts and Explorers (11-18 yrs) to Switzerland for 10 days.


I have never been in Scouts before.

We have many volunteers who were Scouts growing up, and many who are new to Scouting. Everyone brings something different. We also provide training to help everyone have the skills you need.

Who else would I work with?

At the 23rd Poplar we have a team of leaders. We try and balance our time providing activities with the Scouts and some social elements for ourselves.


Our team involves section leaders and assistant leaders for each age group, Beavers (6-8yrs), Cubs (8-11yrs), Scouts (11-14yrs) and our branch of the District Explorer Unit (14-18yrs).

Are there other roles?

Within a Scout group, away from the Leadership team, we have a number of other roles you could help with - from supporting us with our Executive committee, joining Scout Active Support or helping us as quartermaster maintaining our equipment.

How do i join?

Click the link below to get in touch with us, and we will be happy to give you more details. All adults involved in UK Scouting must complete a full DBS check, and if you do want to join there is some training modules available depending on the position you chose.