Thank you to our wonderful volunteers!

1 – 7 June is Volunteers’ Week a national week to promote the impact that volunteers make to society.

We’re celebrating Volunteers’ Week with a series of Tweets, sharing some of the wonderful comments Norfolk Scouters made about their volunteering. Keep an eye out for them from @norfolkscouts and give them a retweet.

Scouting in the country, let alone Norfolk, just simply would not exist without the tremendous effort of the volunteers who provide their time, skills and dedication week-in-week-out, regardless if they are a section leader, manager, trustee, instructor or administrator.

I wanted to take the opportunity of Volunteers’ Week to say a massive thank you for all that the teams in Groups, Districts and County do, I can assure you that the positive contributions you make are greatly appreciated, especially by the Young People who ultimately enjoy the end product – and probably forget to show their appreciation at times!

Volunteer’s Week also provides a time to champion the skills and reward that volunteering provides and try to encourage more adults to join our adventure – hence out tweets!.

Why not take Volunteers’ Week as an excuse to approach that friend, colleague or parent who you think would work really well with you in Scouting and ask them to come along and give it a try?

This year we have seen a favourable increase in the numbers of adults supporting Scouting but I still appreciate that that rise has not been seen across the board and to continue to grow and provide more exciting programmes we need to keep encouraging new adults to join in.

We a looking to provide some additional support to help with recruitment working with the Regional Services Team later in the year. I would be grateful if you could take a couple of minutes to answer some simple questions that will help shape those sessions using this survey.

Don’t worry if you can’t complete all the questions – anything is helpful!

Enjoy your volunteering this week (particularly as it is sunny) and let’s hope there are one or two more of you next week!

Thank you once again





Matthew Burrell | County Commissioner (Norfolk)