Lucy was involved with guides when she was growing up.
Lucy works in a call centre having completed her time at University.
She was particularly keen to get involved with a younger section like Beavers, which she helps with one every 3 weeks to fit in with her shifts at work.
The opportunity to help like this only exists because the Scout Association encourage "flexible volunteering" .
Scouting can fit in with your lifestyle!
Harriet first got involved with Scouting while her sons were in the group. Now they have gown up and left, while Harriet has stayed.
Harriet works in a canteen in a local school, but loves her involvement as a sectional assistant in Scouts.
She doesn't feel she would like to take on a more involved appointment, and in particular enjoys camps and the annual District European Trip. (And she's amazing to have at camp when it comes to catering).
Harriet is also very willing to give anything ago!
Phil was a Scout for 6 years before Assistant Scout Leader at 3rd Washington. He jumped at the chance to become Scout Leader at 1st Fatfield and now leads our weekly programme.
He recently worked for Sunderland Council as a play worker and feels his background in Scouting gave a range of transferable skills which he could take into his job.
Phil hates heights and excuses himself from abseiling, zip wires and cable car activities, but that doesn't stop him having a fantastic time with the other activities we do.