Join one of our small activity teams on Sat 30th Sept/Sun 1st Oct 23
at Willesley Scout Campsite.
Help the young people do something fun, new and exciting.
Simply register online by Friday 21st July 2023
Loads of activities to choose from
- Blind-fold trail
- Bouldering wall
- Circus skills
- Crafts (glass engraving, pyrography, and others)
- Elastic-band target range
- Console gaming
- Open-fire cooking and treats
- Outdoor Laser-tag
- Zip wire (inc. harnessing and helmets)
- And many more
- Learn how to supervise the activities
- No experience necessary (and any experience welcome)
- All instruction and equipment provided
- Meals and refreshments provided
- Slots available: Sat AM, Sat PM, Sun AM
Simply register online by Friday 21st July 2023
Frequently asked questions
Is there a lot of paperwork?
No. Simply register online and you're done. Even the optional DBS process is pretty light on paperwork - simply provide original ID and proof of address in person to an approved senior scout leader; and complete a short online form.
Do I have to sign up to be a scout leader?
Definitely not! You'd simply be signing up to help at this event. If you're interested in helping at other events or becoming a leader just let us know - we can certainly help with that.
How many sessions can I attend?
There are activity sessions running on Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning.
You are welcome to attend, one, two or all of these.
For morning sessions you should plan to be available on site from 8am till 1pm; for afternoon sessions you should plan to be available onsite from 12pm till 5pm.
(Plus additional time if you'd like to join us for breakfast or evening meal).
Do I need a DBS check?
Not necessarily, but if you have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check there will be more options and flexibility while at the event.
Even if you don't have a DBS check you'll need to confirm that there are no reasons why you can't, or aren't permitted, to work with young people.
How will I know what to do?
You'll be assigned to a small team looking after one activity or a small number of activities within a common area. Instructions will be provided, and there will be others with experience running camp activities on hand as well.
Where necessary there will be safety information and risk assessments available which you will be expected to follow.
Can I pick what activities I want to supervise?
Definitely! Let us know when you register what activities are of most interest to you. If you have anything in particular you want to be involved with, just let us know. We'll do our best to accommodate all requests.
Can I help with different activities?
Of course, just let us know what activities interest you and we'll try to get you on to differents ones throughout the day.
Can I have a go at the activities?
If you let us know we can usually arrange this when the young people are having a break.
Will I be supervising an activity on my own?
You'll be assigned to a small team looking after one activity or a small number of activities within a common area.
Can I stay over on the campsite?
Activity supervisors are only required during the day on Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning; with no requirement to stay over.
If you want to stay over, there are additional requirements and checks. You can let us know when you register if you'd like information about staying over.
What will I need to bring with me?
The most important thing you can bring is a willingness to get stuck in and an interest in helping young people to take part in the activities. You should also bring:
- Appropriate clothing (for the time of year)
- Coat/waterproof outer garments
- Sturdy footwear (the ground is typically wetter and muddier on camp)
- Medication or similar
- Optionally, a thermos mug
- Ask us for a camp kit list if you're hoping to stay over
I'm under 18 yrs old, can I help?
This scheme is intended for adults aged 18+. Young people aged 14-18 are able to get involved by becoming Explorers within the District. Sign-up to join scouting here as a young person here.
Can I bring my kids with me?
Unfortunately young people are only able to attend with a helper if they are full members of the scout association. Young people can sign up here to sign up as a Squirrel, Beaver, Cub, Scout or Explorer.
Is transport provided?
You will need to be able to arrange your own transport to and from the campsite. We can provide an event parking permit to get you access to the site car park. Directions are provided here.
Will I be able to take photos or videos?
Photos or videos featuring young people are prohibited. To avoid any issues it is best that you don't take photos or videos while at the event.
Can I post about the event on social media?
We'd prefer it if you didn't before the event has taken place to help avoid any unwanted attendance. Also please remember that taking photos or videos that feature young people at the event is prohibited.
How can I get more information?
For any questions or assistance, message the Events Team using the Contact form.