1st Portishead Scout Group


Without volunteers, 1st Portishead Scouts could not exist.

Everyone involved is a volunteer

We've currently got vacancies for Leaders, Assistant Leaders and parent helpers accross Beavers, Cubs and Scouts, email gsl@portishead-scouts.org to find out more! Any help is truly amazing.

Everyone involved – whether it’s as a section leader or just making sure the minibus is filled with fuel – is a volunteer. They give their time and energy to ensure the young people of Portishead can enjoy experiences that would otherwise be unavailable to them.

Currently, we have more children on waiting lists than can be accommodated by the band of volunteers we have. We’re doing everything we can to make sure EVERY child who wants to can join Beavers, Cubs or Scouts, but we can’t do it without more support.

Getting involved is easy

Whether you’re a dab hand at lighting camp fires, are fantastic at fundraising, or just prefer to stay warm and dry in front a computer screen, we can use your skills to help reduce waiting lists and give local children the chance to experience everything Scouts has to offer.

Can’t commit to regular times each week? No problem – we’d love to have you as an occasional helper, who can join us whenever we need an extra pair of hands (or two or three…). By spreading activities between more people (whatever their level of involvement) we can help more children have more fun and become confident, valuable members of our community. And for those who would like to contribute in other ways, there is the opportunity to help out with the admin and finances - all of which helps to support the troops and the wider Scout Group.

You don’t need any experience! If you’ve got enthusiasm and energy, we’ve got a perfect role for you. All leaders and helpers are DBS checked and receive training to help equip them for these important and rewarding roles. 

Interested in helping more children get off waiting lists and into Scouting?

Find out more by emailing gsl@portishead-scouts.org

“Volunteering means we are given the opportunity to see the development of children to young adults, gaining knowledge and experiences – it’s really rewarding to see them learn and grow as individuals in the time they spend with us.” – Matt Hall, Scout Leader

Help us get young people off a waiting list and into Scouts