Adult Members

The Scout Association is the UK’s largest mixed youth organisation with more than 500,000 members in the UK and over 60 million across the world.

The innovative spirit and ability to make things happen plays a vital role in the development of our adult members and there are many diverse roles to choose from.

Many Roles

Whether you want to be a uniformed leader, a skills instructor, part of group administration or as one of our essential occasional helpers, we will give you the opportunity to make a big impact on the lives of many young people.

Inspire Curiosity, Encourage Confidence, Build Pride, Develop Leadership, and Become a Role Model with 4th Heswall Sea Scout Group’ 

Award Winning

The award-winning Scout training scheme for adults means that our role models get as much from Scouting as our young people.

Scouting’s quality depends on its adult role models, and our adults depend on Scouting to teach them the skills they need.

National Leader Training

Our modular training scheme delivers the full spectrum of required skills. Adults can choose training modules that are relevant to the role that they do, ranging from leadership to running residential experiences and first aid.

Relevant Skills

Over 90% of Scout adults believe that the skills and experiences they have gained through Scouting have been of relevance to their working or personal lives, so we’re certainly doing something right.

‘A wide pool of knowledge, experience, and skill sets are invaluable and vastly superior to the traditional model of an individual leader for each section.’ SL

A study of adult members found that more than two thirds of respondents reported a direct correlation between their volunteer experience within Scouting and gaining employment or career development.



Role Model Accreditation

Training in Scouting has also enabled young leaders and adult role models to gain accreditation for Open College Network awards in Youth Work, and helped them to become associate members of the Institute of Leadership and Management and the Institute for Training and Occupational Learning.

Support and Training

Our network of committee members, leaders and section assistants offer informal support and training at every opportunity.  Merseyside Scouts offer formal adult training at a county and local level to help our adults reach their full potential as a successful and confident leader in Scouting.

Financial Support

All associated costs for equipment, transport, and food will be reimbursed or funded directly by our group.
We are always open to new ideas, new activities and equipment that will ensure all our members, including adults, have as much fun, excitement and adventure as possible; this is facilitated by enthusiastic fundraising, grant applications and a carefully managed treasury. If you are an energetic fundraiser or a financial wizard please do not hesitate to contact our team.

Non-Uniformed Adults

We know that wearing the uniform can put some people off getting involved.
Please don’t let this stop you from coming forward, there are many vital roles within 4th Heswall that do not require you to wear the badge. We always appreciate any help you are able to offer, should you wish to help on a regular basis there are a few requirements you need to fulfil so we can ensure the safety of our young people. 


Uniformed Adults 

Many members remain as non uniformed adults for years at 4th Heswall which is great, and without occasional helpers, administrators, fundraisers, and skills instructors we simply couldn’t operate our group, but if the uniform is for you, please contact the team.

If the lure of the uniform is something for you, we will always have a place for you at 4th Heswall.’

The transition into a uniformed adult can be daunting, at 4th Heswall we like to make this as simple as possible, the group will provide you with a leader’s polo shirt. We support Shop Local so please order any additional uniform from: Gerry at The Army and Navy Stores, The Mount, Heswall, CH60 4RE, Telephone 01513424538.
We will also provide you with our tangerine necker for meetings & activities, as well as the badges for your formal shirt & tie, unfortunately we don’t sew them on for you.

#SkillsForLife  @4thHeswall

But don’t just take our word for it, here’s Julia…

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