Simon Hickling

Volunteer Development Team Leader

As Volunteer Development Team Leader, Simon heads up a group of volunteers who make sure all volunteers in County teams have a fantastic volunteering experience. This includes the following key tasks:

  • Attract and welcome new volunteers to County teams
  • Make sure volunteers are well-supported
  • Help volunteers in County teams with learning
  • Recognise volunteers

Simon has volunteered with Scouts for over 30 years and has held a variety of roles including, Beaver Scout Leader, Group Scout Leader, Assistant District Commissioner -Beaver Scouts, Assistant District Commissioner -Adult Training, District Commissioner and County Training Manager.

Simon started out his Scouting career in British Scouts Western Europe (BSWE) in the Heinsberg District which which covered Germany, Holland, Belgium and Italy.

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