Try 4 Weeks With Fourth

Take the Four Week Challenge

Whilst we realise adult Scouting is not for everyone, you may never know if it’s for you until you give it a try. The four week challenge is your opportunity to try Scouting without any obligation.

Week 1 – Come along and see what we get up to

Week 2 – Start helping out, get to know everyone

Week 3 – Get a little more involved, run an activity

Week 4 – By now, you’ll know if Scouting is for you

The four weeks do not have to be consecutive and there is no obligation to stay, all we ask is that you give it a try.
If you decide to stay and become a role model at 4th Heswall, here’s what you can expect…

Flexible Support

If Scouting is for you, Scout Flexible Support allows you to give some time to Scouting on a flexible basis. You still get to be involved with 4th Heswall as a role model, without the commitment of being a uniformed leader.
Just let our leaders know when and how you can help, be enthusiastic, interact, inspire and enjoy your time encouraging our young people and assisting the leaders by delivering our exciting and integrated programme, of activities and events.


At your convenience take part in some of our training sessions at local establishments and online. Essential sessions such as Getting Started and Safeguarding will provide you with a background and understanding of our mission, focus and priorities.
You can stop there, or choose to further your understanding of the movement and how to bring out the best in young people with a range of interactive sessions that will help you with your role at 4th Heswall and elsewhere in your life.

Do I Need Experience?

There is no requirement to have been involved in Scouting before joining.
All that is required is a willingness to offer some of your time to support our volunteer leaders at 4th Heswall. Be yourself, get to know the other adults, chat with the children, and pass on your life experience, skills, interests, and hobbies as a role model is all we ask.

Get Stuck In

Whatever your skill set, lend a hand for as little or as much time as you can spare, and we promise you’ll get more out than you put in.
Because whether you’re helping our leader to run an activity in our hall, organising a night away, or buttering 120 slices of bread for a group of very hungry eleven year olds – no two Scout meetings are the same. The difference you make, though, is always great.

”We provide the training, support & equipment. You show up, get stuck in, have fun, and help us make memories for life.“

Disclosure Check

The safeguarding of young people in our care is very important.
The Scout Association has various processes in place to ensure that appropriate adults can take up volunteering opportunities; one element being the requirement of a disclosure check. If you decide to stay a disclosure check is mandatory.

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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