Gilwell 24 wouldn’t happen without our large number of volunteers. If you are 18 or over and a member of the Scout or Guide Association, we’d love to have your help. Join us, either as part of our team at the event or help with the build prior to the event. Contact us at gilwell24@scouts.org.uk.

What can I expect?

A festival of ScoutsAll staff (made up of specialist activity instructors and a general service team from all over the UK and parts of Europe) are expected to help out with delivering the event. This can mean anything from welcoming groups or cooking to litter picking. Food is provided free of charge and accommodation is either indoors or in tents. If you are camping, please bring your own tent, and for both indoor and camping options, please ensure you bring your own bedding. As the event has experienced some varied weather in the past, please make sure you have sufficient waterproof clothing and enough changes of clothes.

Staff registering may also be asked to fill in a Criminal Records Bureau form.

If your registrations will be confirmed by email, we will send you additional information closer to the event.

What about Leaders?

Our past experience has been that some leaders like to get stuck in and help us out too. This is fantastic and even if you can only help for an hour, it’s all appreciated. Last year leaders helped to supervise the cinemas (and secretly enjoyed watching the films too we think), mix cement in the build zone and became part of our walking safety teams at night. If you’d like to help in this way, please visit the info point during the event, or if there’s something specific you’d like to help with please send us an email.

Can I come earlier?

An advanced party arrives to start the preparations for the event on the Monday prior to the actual event and then continues to work through the week. This team does lots of different jobs, like putting up tents, fencing, signage and preparing activity areas.

Are you looking for a fun and rewarding residential project to take part in as part of your DofE or Queen’s Scout Award? Join the Scout Adventures team in the week leading to Gilwell 24 and help us to create an amazing event experience for participants. Sign up by emailing us here: gilwell24@scouts.org.uk