Wigan and District Scouts is a growing district, focused on providing quality, fun and adventurous activities for young people, boys and girls, ages 6 upwards, across Wigan and the surrounding towns.

Scouting – one of the largest youth organisations in our town

Across the town we currently have 18 Beaver Colonies (ages 6 to 8), 18 Cub Packs (ages 8 to 10½), 17 Scout Troops (ages 10½ to 14) and 6 Explorer Units (ages 14 to 18) providing activities to nearly 1000 young people each week. Our membership has grown by over 15% in the last five years and demand continues to grow.

We have ambitious plans to continue developing Scouting in our area. In the last couple of years we have opened a new Scout Group that has Beaver, Cub and Scout sections, and two new Explorer Units. We are currently planning to open another Scout section at one of our existing groups and another new Explorer Unit, and now we are offering you the opportunity to be part of our success.

Can you be part of our success?

Whether it’s one night a week, one hour a week or a couple of hours per month, be it in a uniformed leaders role, or a more back of house support function, you can play a key role in helping us – and have a great time along the way.
We promise that you will receive full training and support to help you settle into your new role, and I can almost guarantee that within weeks you will start to wonder why you did not volunteer years ago.

There really is a role for everyone.

Lots of people state that they would like to give something back to their community – but they don’t know how.
Volunteering to help in Wigan and District Scouts is a perfect way. If you want to find out more about helping Wigan and District Scouts as an adult please complete this form and we will be in touch.

Below is a list of some of the roles we are always on the lookout for;


We need section leaders and assistant leaders across all age groups, its hugely rewarding, and in many cases you get to take part in many of the activities.

If you didn’t want the commitment of being a leader or assistant leader but still wanted to help in the youth sections then you might like to consider becoming a sectional assistant or occasional helper. You can see the difference in the roles by clicking here. There is no Membership Fee for adult members so don’t let concerns about costs put you off volunteering.

To find out more about becoming a leader click here and we will be in touch.

Support Roles

Committee members – to help with the management of the District or within an individual group. The management committee (or Executive Committee as we call it) is a little like a school board of governors and plays a vital role in supporting the provision of Scouting.

Property and Ground maintenance – Wigan and District Scouts own their own Headquarters. This is maintained by volunteers and we are always looking for assistance in completing practical jobs in and around the headquarters.
Contact us by completing this form to find out more and we will be in touch

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls