Welcome to North Leeds District Scouts

We have 21 Scout Groups covering Woodhouse, West Park, Headingley, Meanwood, Chapel Allerton, Moortown, Roundhay and Alwoodley.

What can I do?

Depending on where you are in life, there are a whole host of volunteer opportunities that will fit in with your lifestyle and make a huge difference to all those involved.


Active parent and carer involvement is an important part of successful groups. If you are dropping off and picking up, why not stay and have some fun.

You can join in and help setup, run and clear up activities. Its also an opportunity to show off your skills, learn something new or just give a little back to the community.

A parent helping a child

Admin and Executive Members

In addition to uniformed leaders you see at your meetings, every group must have an executive board (Chair, Secretary and Treasurer). Like a board of governors at a school, the executive committee ensure the groups young people have the best possible experience.

As an exec member you will help set long term goals for the group and help meet its Charitable obligations.

An adult talking to children

Occasional Helpers

If you are helping more than once a month, you should become an Occasional Helper. An "official" scouting role, Occasional Helpers are anyone who is interested in helping out.

Not just parents and carers but grandparents, neighbours, and friends or people that just want to help.

Like Parents and Carers, Occasional Helpers join in and help setup, run and clear up activities. Occasional Helpers required a DBS / Disclosure check - handy for when you want to help take your child on trips or camp over with your child.

A parent helping a child in woods

Section Assistants

Section Assistants help out about once month or more. You get additional support from the scouting organisation including access to insurance, training and magazines.

There is a small amount of training that needs to be completed within 3 months.

You can start to use your skills and interests to shape the activities during a meeting.

A woman in uniform playing games with cubs

Section Leaders

Beaver| Cub | Scout (Section) Assistant Leaders take on responsibility for organising, planing and running of activities. Section Leaders may take on other tasks like sorting out badges, subs, admin or organising events etc.

Section Leaders may work with leaders from other groups to help organise bigger events. Section Leaders have a more formal training programme the Wood Badge, the majority of which is done "on the job" with support and supervision from other leaders.

A Scout leader investing a scout

Camp Site Support

Our District campsite at Wike is a excellent, well used, 9 acres site set on two levels includes activity hut, fields and wooded areas.

To maintain the site in its current excellent condition we need occasional help from groups (twice a year) and welcome local groups and business for team building opportunities.

If you can help out with your gardening or DIY skills please get in touch. www.wikecampsite.org.uk/enquiry

A young person cutting up logs

Appointment Process

There are four stages to the adult appointment process:

  1. Application: where a line manager agrees to support an adult applying for an appointment

  2. Approval: where independent checking concludes that this person is suitable for an appointment and includes agreement from the relevant commissioner or body, successful outcome of the Personal Enquiry and (where appropriate) two references

  3. Appointment: where the relevant commissioner or body makes the appointment

  4. Induction: where the line manager ensures that the adult receives a high quality induction

Appointment process: Application, Approval, Appointment
Milestones in 3yr Leader Training scheme