Help us deliver our Skills for Life plan

Help us deliver our Skills for Life plan

21 March 2019

We’re looking for volunteers to join new project teams to deliver our Skills for Life plan.

Last year we launched our five-year Skills for Life plan to prepare better futures in Scotland. Now, we are working on the projects needed to deliver the plan and we would like to invite you to get involved.

This is an exciting opportunity to help us to really make a difference and grow and develop Scouting. You’ll also get to work with like-minded people from all over Scotland and gain some new skills.

What we are looking for

We’ll need a real breadth of skills, knowledge and experience to deliver our projects, but we’re especially keen to hear from you if you have skills and practical experience in one of our strategy areas of programme, people or perception.

We’re looking for people who are great communicators, highly organised, self-motivated and can work well with others. Most important of all, you’ll be passionate about how Scouts can prepare better futures for young people.

The projects

We have set up these project areas to deliver our strategy.

Youth Involvement

We are committed to making sure that young people take on leadership responsibilities and shape their Scouting experiences. We are looking for motivated and energetic volunteers to lead or participate in projects to help make this happen at a District, Regional and National Level.

Skills and training

We want to ensure our adult volunteers have the support they need to continue to deliver quality experiences for young people. We’d love you to apply to this project team if you have excellent understanding of the needs of our adult volunteers and how best to support them.


We want to improve the retention of Members and recruitment of young people and adults, and need experienced volunteers to help us do this. We’re especially keen to hear from you if you have experience of opening new Scout Groups or have a great track record of retaining young people between Sections.


Scouting exists across all our communities but we need to work hard to ensure we are truly representative of the communities in which we operate to truly open doors, we are looking for people who have passion and experience in inclusivity. 


We want Scouts to be understood, more visible, trusted, respected and widely seen as playing a key role in our society. We’re looking for volunteers to help us understand how people perceive us, so we can improve our image to reach more young people and volunteers and demonstrate our impact to anyone who wants to work with us or support us.

Community impact

We want to give our young people opportunities to make a valuable difference in their communities. If you’re enthusiastic about social action and community impact, join this team to look at how we can better support our Leaders to deliver meaningful community projects.

Outdoor adventure and international

We’re all aware of how outdoor adventure and international experiences benefit our young people. If you have expertise in these areas, we’d love you to join our project team to make sure we can provide our volunteers with the tools and skills to deliver a challenging and adventurous programme for our young people.

How to apply

If you’re interested in getting involved, you can note your interest via our by Monday 22 April. Please give as much detail as you can about why you’d like to join our project teams and what skills and experience you have to offer.

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Our teams will be reviewing all applications throughout April and May, and we’ll get in touch with you by 25 May, to update you on the status of your application.

Please note that each project will have a different timescale, with some projects beginning later in the delivery of our strategy.