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District Vacancies

Want a challenge?

We’re always looking for extra inspirers and activity-planners to help lead our young people, but we also need volunteers to get involved in a huge variety of ways – there is something for everyone!

Prior experience in a role is not essential or a requirement. As a volunteer for the Scouts, we’ll provide all the appropriate training and support you need to help get you started.

Check out the opportunities in the district below:

Group and District Leaders – Beavers/Cubs/Scouts

We’re looking for people who can support the section leaders in the District as well as help the relevant Assistant District Commissioner with their role. With a team, you could help organise district wide events, help with adult recruitment and be a point of contact for leaders to go to with questions or concerns.

Right now our super group at 2nd Southwater are particularly looking for extra volunteers to support with their Cub pack on Wednesday evenings.   This is a friendly team with strong leadership who need extra people so that they can keep providing fun scouting for all of the children within their Cubs.


District Explorer Scout Administrator

To help support the DESC with the smooth transition from Scouts to Explorers and keep an up to date record of all the units in the District.


District Network Commissioner

You will have the opportunity to develop “Skills for Life” as well as master many other practical abilities. These include employability skills, leadership, teamwork and problem solving plus the chance to gain a wide variety of communication skills. You can can do this role alongside another Group section or unit role.

Youth certainly isn’t wasted on the young and we are keen to appoint within the 18 – 25 age bracket. We are looking for someone who will bring some vibrancy and energy to the position and most of all has the determination to make a difference.

There are amazing opportunities on offer for training and development including enrollment as a full member of the District Executive. You will also have access to regional and national opportunities throughout the Scouting network. Full role description is found on the National Scout website.


St Georges Day Parade Organising Committee Chair

To lead the team who organise one of the most special days of the scouting calendar. We’re looking for a organised individual who can help liaise with the council, charities and the Royal British Legion marching band as well as other volunteers.


Campsite Warden

We’re looking for team players who love the outdoors, to help look after both the campsite grounds and its visitors. The campsite requires a team of volunteers to ensure its kept maintained and well looked after.


Assistant District Commissioner – Growth

To drive our District plan forward in reaching as many young people in Horsham as possible and to help coordinate volunteer and youth recruitment in existing and new Groups in communities served by new housing developments.


District Advisor – Inclusion

To champion diversity and inclusion within our District and assist our members with any questions or concerns they have.


Appointments Panel Member

The Appointments Panel is a key stage in recruiting volunteers. As a panel member you’ll join a team of people in helping ensure that applicants are fit for the role and help them start their scouting journey!

We’re looking for adult members of all ages, however we are currently in desperate need for young adults aged between 18-25 years old to help ensure everything we do is Youth Shaped.


Sustainability Lead

To champion the districts effort to be sustainable in all things scouting. They would be vital in ensuring waste reduction and recycling is a key part in Horsham Scouts.


Event Coordinators

We run many events throughout the year in Horsham Scouts and we’re always looking for volunteers to support us with these. You could help organise activities at our infamous Colony Capers for Beavers or plan routes and bases for our Two Rings Challenge Hike.


District Youth Forum Lead

We’re looking for an approachable and organised adult to lead and coordinate the District Youth Forum, working closely with the District Youth Commissioner and Explorer Scout Commissioner. The forum meets 4 times a year to discuss ideas, look ahead at events and allows young people to voice their groups opinions. It’s a key part of ensuring scouting in Horsham follows the #YouShape strategy!


Explorer Scout Leaders

There are 10 Explorer Scout Units within the district, each led by a dedicated team of volunteers. We are currently looking for more section leaders and assistant section leaders to help guide our Explorers (14-18) at this exciting time of their lives. We are particularly looking for volunteers to support Apollo ESU on Thursday evenings.

Nature and the outdoors are languages that can be learned. Once you identify a beech tree, tie a clove hitch or cook a simple meal over a fire that you’ve built yourself, you’ll never forget it.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls