If you have a few hours to spare and would like to put them to good use improving our surroundings, sharing your skills with others or just giving something back to the community, Fairfield offers plenty of opportunities for volunteering. This month we are featuring the 1st Fairfield Park Scout Group – read on to find out more. 

Who are they? Volunteer Scout leaders are a group of people who want to give the children of Fairfield the opportunity to experience Scouting. The group is a registered charity and part of the Scouts Association.  

What do they do? They prepare young people with skills for life. Scouts take part in an exciting programme of activities from kayaking to coding. They develop character skills like resilience, initiative and tenacity; employability skills such as leadership, teamwork and problem solving; and practical skills like cooking and first aid. Research proves it really works – but most of all they have lots of fun and adventures.

Who can join? Anyone over the age of 18. 

Where and when do they meet? In the Community Hall on Monday nights and some weekends depending on activities. 

What’s in it for me? Maybe a chance to relive your Scouting or Girl Guiding days, give time back to the community or meet new friends. Scouting is lots of fun and seeing the faces of the children when they have accomplished something they find difficult is an added bonus. Giving the children experiences that they would never have elsewhere and helping them gain skills for life is extremely rewarding. 

How can I get involved? Email Fairfield​park.beavers@gmail.com, Becky.fair​field​park​​cubs@gmail.com or Harris​andrew​0311​@​gmail.com 

Why now? More leaders are needed to enable more children from Fairfield to join and enjoy the Scouting movement as the villiage continues to grow. There is already a large number of children on the waiting list wanting to join.