Meet The Team – Volunteers Week – Saturday

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Scouting Volunteering teaching #SkillsForLife

Scouting Is nothing without Volunteers

As part of Volunteers week we will be meeting some of our leaders from around the Darlington District. #VolunteersWeek2021 #DarlingtonScouts #ProudtoScout

Our Volunteer for Saturday is ……

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Name:- Dawn

Current Scouting Position within the District

“GSL – 21st Darlington“

How many years Scouting Service as a Volunteer have you ?

“9”

Were you in Scouts / Girlguides in your youth ?

“I was a Brownie, then a Guide. My Mum was a Cub Leader and I used to go on the camps with the Cubs because girls weren’t allowed to join Scouts back then!!”

What Other Scouting role have you held as a Volunteer ?

“Assistant Beaver Leader – 21st Darlington & Beaver Leader – 21st Darlington“

Why did you Volunteer in Scouting?

“I got so much out of the movement as a youngster, I wanted to give something back. I love the Beaver section, the little ones are sooooo funny!”

Camping or Glamping

“Camping”

A Good Read or a Good Film

“Good Film”

What Flavour Crisps do you like ?

“Cheese & Chives“

Best thing about Volunteering in Scouting

The youngsters making me laugh.
We once had a Beaver on a hike, he thought a cow pat was a stone because it was hard on top, so decided to jump on it….. Ooooopsie 🐄💩”

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“Thank you Dawn for volunteering in Scouting without you there wouldn’t be Scouting in Darlington”

Meet The Team – Volunteers Week – Friday

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Scouting Volunteering teaching #SkillsForLife

Scouting Is nothing without Volunteers

As part of Volunteers week we will be meeting some of our leaders from around the Darlington District. #VolunteersWeek2021 #DarlingtonScouts #ProudtoScout

Our Volunteer for Friday is ……

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Name:- Jono

Current Scouting Position within the District

“Unit Leader – Ravensdale Explorers“

How many years Scouting Service as a Volunteer have you ?

“12”

Were you in Scouts / Girlguides in your youth ?

“Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers“

What Other Scouting role have you held as a Volunteer ?

“Occasional helper at Ravensdale Explorers“

Why did you Volunteer in Scouting?

“Because people volunteered for me, so to give something back and to help young people gain skills and experiences that they might not find or develop elsewhere”

Camping or Glamping

“Camping”

A Good Read or a Good Film

“Good Read”

What Flavour Crisps do you like ?

“Salt & Vinegar “

Best thing about Volunteering in Scouting

“Seeing young people experiencing things out of their comfort zone for the first time and loving it.”

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“Thank you Jono for volunteering in Scouting without you there wouldn’t be Scouting in Darlington”

Meet The Team – Volunteers Week -Thursday

Scouting Volunteering teaching #SkillsForLife

Scouting Is nothing without Volunteers

As part of Volunteers week we will be meeting some of our leaders from around the Darlington District. #VolunteersWeek2021 #DarlingtonScouts #ProudtoScout

Our Volunteer for Thursday is ……

Name:- Richard

Current Scouting Position within the District

District Shop Manager, District Executive Member, Appointments Secretary, Group Scout Leader at the 7th Sea Scouts, Nights Away Advisor, Training Advisor, Deputy DC

How many years Scouting Service as a Volunteer have you ?

“20 +”

Were you in Scouts / Girlguides in your youth ?

“Cubs and Scouts“

What Other Scouting role have you held as a Volunteer ?

Group Chair 2nd Newcastle, Nights Away Advisor. Tynemouth District FLAGGS member“

Why did you Volunteer in Scouting?

“My group was about to close due to lack of adults. I had been in the group as a young person for years and could not let this happen! far to many memories to lose..”

Camping or Glamping

“Camping”

A Good Read or a Good Film

“Good Read”

What Flavour Crisps do you like ?

“Salt & Vinegar “

Best thing about Volunteering in Scouting

“The feeling of giving something back, slightly changing the world! making people smile 😉 😉 learning something new and being a memory maker for all our young people. And the camp breakfasts !”

“Thank you Richard for volunteering in Scouting without you there wouldn’t be Scouting in Darlington”