Joining the Group

Adult Volunteering ¦ Youth Membership

Adult Volunteering

We are always looking for adult volunteers to join 1st Finchampstead.  Volunteering for Scouting gives you the chance to try different activities, visit new places and learn and share skills. 

Your time, your choice

You can decide how much or little time you wish to give and how you spend that time. It could be an evening a week or one weekend a year.

You Can Make a Difference

In doing so, you will be making a positive difference to the lives of young people. From archery to canoeing, camping to drama, young people get the opportunity to try new things, explore their talents, develop their values and beliefs and make the most out of life.

There are plenty of opportunities, including

  • working directly with young people
  • supporting or managing other volunteers
  • providing specialist support, such as in fundraising, training or media relations
  • managing events
  • looking after the administrative side of Scouting, such as a secretary or treasurer.

No matter what you are interested in or what skills you wish to develop, there is a role for you.

  • Why volunteer?

  • you’ll have fun and feel rewarded
  • you’ll learn new skills
  • you’ll make new friends
  • you’ll gain externally recognised qualifications
  • you’ll add to your CV with membership of professional organisations such as the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM )
  • you’ll make a difference and give something back to your community.

Please contact the Group Scout Leader for more information –

Youth Membership

1st Finchampstead Scout Group is popular and we maintain a waiting list of those wishing to join.  Those wanting to join all sections - Beaver Scouts (6-8 years old), Cub Scouts (8-10½ years old) and Scouts (10½-14 years old) should contact the Waiting List Administrator, Dan Warren -

If you are older than 14 years old, you should join the Explorer Scouts. 1st Finchampstead does not have an Explorer Scout section. However, 1st Finchampstead hosts the Phoenix Explorer Scout section run by Wokingham District Scouts - please see the local Explorer Scout web site -