Nat’s Story – Skills for Life
What is The Scouts?
The Scouts is the UK’s the largest mixed volunteer-led movement for young people, offering 6 to 25-year-olds fun and challenging activities, unique experiences, and everyday adventure.
About Wiltshire Scouts
Wiltshire Scouts is made up of 7 Districts covering all four corners of our beautiful County of Wiltshire and Swindon. Each District has many Scout Groups which are made up of Beaver, Cub and Scout sections as well as provisions for Explorer Scouts and the Scout Network. Find details of our Districts here
From large Towns and the City to small villages out in the rolling countryside, with over 80 groups across the County, you are never too far from a Group near where you live.
Wiltshire Scouts helps children and young adults reach their full potential. Our members gain valuable skills for life including teamwork, time management, leadership, initiative, planning, communication, self-motivation, cultural awareness and commitment. We help young people to get jobs, save lives and even change the world.
What do Scouts do?
Scouts take part in a wide range of activities as diverse as kayaking, abseiling, expeditions overseas, photography, climbing and zorbing. As a Scout you can learn survival skills, first aid, computer programming or even how to fly a plane. There’s something for everyone. It’s a great way to have fun, make friends, get outdoors, express your creativity and experience the wider world.
What do volunteers do?
This everyday adventure is only possible thanks to our team of adult volunteers, who support Scouts in a wide range of roles from working directly with young people, to helping manage a local community based Group, to being a charity Trustee. We help volunteers get the most out of their experiences at Scouts by providing opportunities for adventure, training, fun and friendship.
Our award winning training scheme for volunteers means that adults get as much from Scouts as young people. Our approach focuses on what you want to get out of volunteering with Scouts, while respecting how much time you can offer. Over 90% of Scout volunteers say that their skills and experiences have been useful in their work or personal life.