Well done… you survived!

So… how was that!?

You’ve hopefully made it through your first time helping us out! Thank you so much for considering joining us. I hope you’re still keen!


The information on this page should have been given to you in a booklet after your first session volunteering with us – please speak to your line manager if this wasn’t the case


This page is to give you a bit more information, outline the next steps, and will add to what you’ve hopefully been told by someone in person.

And that’s key – there is so much information out there it can be a bit mind boggling to start with – so pages like this and all the online resources in the world can’t beat the personal touch. So if you have a question, or are unsure about something, please ask!

One really important thing… we want you to get just as much out of this experience as the young people do. If there’s something going on that you like the look of, but don’t know how to get involved, let us know.

A massive big thank you for the time you’re about volunteer!


District Commissioner
Wrexham Scouts
dc@wrexhamscouts.org.uk
07779 272340


The Magic of Scouting

Scouting aims to offer challenge and adventure to all its members.

We believe in helping our young people fulfil their potential by working in teams, learning by doing and thinking for themselves. We’re working to make Scouting available to all and we’re passionate about what we do.

Through the adventure of Scouting young people get to take risks in a safe environment and have their first taste of responsibility. We give our members experiences they’ll never forget.

Adventure means the chance to experience something different and the opportunity to discover their potential. Whether it’s a Beaver Scout waking up the morning after their first sleepover, or a Scout Network member completing an international expedition – that’s adventure.

All this is made possible by the efforts of our dedicated team of hard working voluntary adults. Our training scheme and one-to-one support ensures that each of our volunteers gets to make the best use of their skills and talents.

Our adults’ challenge is to make the programme they deliver to young people fun and exciting. They also make sure that it is safe: the Scout Association’s policies, rules, code of behaviour and advice on child protection and safety are there to ensure our young people stay safe while they enjoy themselves and learn.


Wrexham District

Wrexham District is made up of 14 Scout Groups and 4 Explorer Scout Units as shown on the map below.

A 1st Hope  Beaver Scouts (6-8 years) Cub Scouts (8-10½) Scouts (10½-14)
B 1st Rossett  Beaver Scouts (6-8 years) Cub Scouts (8-10½) Scouts (10½-14)
C Cox Wood Campsite
D 1st Bwlchgwyn  Beaver Scouts (6-8 years) Cub Scouts (8-10½) Scouts (10½-14)
E 1st Gwersyllt  Beaver Scouts (6-8 years) Cub Scouts (8-10½) Scouts (10½-14)
F 1st Gresford  Beaver Scouts (6-8 years) Cub Scouts (8-10½) Scouts (10½-14)
G 1st Moss Beaver Scouts (6-8 years) Cub Scouts (8-10½) Scouts (10½-14)
H 1st Coedpoeth  Beaver Scouts (6-8 years) Cub Scouts (8-10½) Scouts (10½-14)
I 1st Rhosnesni Tuesday Beaver Scouts (6-8 years) Wednesday Beaver Scouts (6-8 years) Thursday Cub Scouts (8-10½) Friday Cub Scouts (8-10½) Scouts (10½-14)
J District headquarters
J Scout shop
J 41st Wrexham  Beaver Scouts (6-8 years) Cub Scouts (8-10½) Scouts (10½-14)
J 6th Wrexham  Beaver Scouts (6-8 years) Cub Scouts (8-10½)
K Bishop’s Own  Beaver Scouts (6-8 years) Cub Scouts (8-10½) Scouts (10½-14)
L 1st Esclusham  Scouts (10½-14)
M 1st Marchwiel  Beaver Scouts (6-8 years)
N 1st Overton (Bangor Cubs) Cub Scouts (8-10½)
O 1st Overton  Beaver Scouts (6-8 years) Cub Scouts (8-10½) Scouts (10½-14)

Our Explorer Scout Units are:

H Atlas ESU
K Bishop’s Own ESU
O Bryn-y-Pys ESU
I K2 ESU

We have a District Headquarters opposite Wrexham General train station and a 12 acre campsite just off Marford Hill about 6 miles out from Wrexham. Click on the photos from more information on these fantastic resources.

District HQ

 

Cox Wood

 


Key District Contacts

The District Commissioner is responsible for all aspects of Scouting in Wrexham District. Please contact Moz if you need to know anything at all, or have any concerns:

District Commissioner – Moz Morris
dc@wrexhamscouts.org.uk 07779 272340

If Moz isn’t available, or you’d prefer to speak to someone else, you can contact our Deputy District Commissioner:

Deputy District Commissioner – Sue Lister
susan.lister59@gmail.com

Our Youth Commissioner is responsible for ensuring all young people have a voice, and also ensures that all decisions we take at District level are Youth Shaped:

District Youth Commissioner – currently vacant
dc@wrexhamscouts.org.uk

Our Appointments Secretary is one of the key people who will guide you through the process of starting out as a volunteer with us:

Appointments Secretary – Sandra Jones
appointments@wrexhamscouts.org.uk

 


Your Section

Beavers are our youngest members, aged 6-8 years and generally meet for an hour per week. They are introduced to outdoor activities, being creative, exploring and going on sleepovers. Colleen Graham is our ADC* Beavers beavers@wrexhamscouts.org.uk

 

Our next Section is the Cubs for girls & boys aged 8-10½. Excitement & adventure are key with a huge variety of activities to do with fitness, global and beliefs together with camps and residentials. Sue Mort is our ADC* Cubs supporting this Section cubs@wrexhamscouts.org.uk

 

Scouts for 10½-14 year olds aims to build and develop confidence, sense of adventure and outdoor skills, as well as encouraging them to explore their beliefs and attitudes and be creative. Aaron Wright is our ADC* Scouts scouts@wrexhamscouts.org.uk

 

*Assistant District Commissioners for Beavers, Cubs and Scouts are there to support Leaders delivering the programme in their own Groups, together with coordinating the organisation of District activities and events when we can all come together


Explorer Scouts

Explorer Scouts is our fourth age range and caters for young men & women aged 14-18 years. Explorer Scout Units are not part of Scout Groups, they’re at District level.

Even if you’re not volunteering with this Section, you will no doubt come into contact with them and many other Sections have Young Leaders who are Explorer Scouts.

Our District Explorer Scout Commissioner and is responsible for the Explorer Scout Section in Wrexham District including providing direct support for Leaders desc@wrexhamscouts.org.uk We are currently looking for someone to fill this role.

 

Jill Lewis is responsible for the operation of the Young Leaders Scheme and, assisted by her team, puts on the full range of training Modules, helps with Missions and provides support for Beaver, Cub & Scout Leaders with regards to Young Leaders youngleaders@wrexhamscouts.org.uk

 


Flexible Volunteering

You may have come along tonight without any clear idea of what role you wish to do in Scouting. That’s fine – in fact, we recommend that you take a bit of time to find out a bit more and don’t decide until you’ve been helping for a few weeks!

There are several main types of roles in Scouting. The time commitment, and training which we will want you to undertake, will depend on what you do…

Leader

This is the adult who is overall in charge of the Section and works with the rest of the team to ensure everyone knows what they are doing and the Section runs as it should.

Assistant Leader

This role is pretty much the same as the Leader, with the same responsibilities and amount of training required, but they are not in overall charge, unless the Leader is away.

Section Assistant

This person basically just turns up and helps out, doing whatever they agree with the Leaders and Assistant Leaders. There isn’t as much training to do with this role.

Supporter

This is a role which doesn’t involve working with young people but which is just as important, such as supporting other Leaders, administration or equipment management

Manager

This is a volunteer who is responsible for line managing other volunteers, such as Group Scout Leader or District Commissioner


What’s next?

Who doesn’t like a nice flow chart!?

Once you’ve volunteered a few times, are sure which role is for you, and have your DBS, then it’s time to read Next steps… (don’t you dare peak at this before you’ve done your DBS!)