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Help build memories for future generations

 Please find below a press release about Staffordshire scout camp on the search for volunteers.  You can find more info and images including one of some of the team with Bear Grylls by following this link.
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Help build memories for future generations


Volunteering can help create a sense of community, build confidence, and gain new skills and recent studies show that 62% of respondents to a government survey (approximately 28 million people in England) have volunteered in any way in the last 12 months, * and Stone based Kibblestone Scout camp are looking for people to help them and experience the benefits of volunteering. 


As the camp spans 98-acres there is something for everybody to do from a handy man or woman, an adventurer, nature lover, cook, or those who just enjoy spending time helping others are just some of the people Kibblestone are crying out for.  The 98-acre Stone based camp is on the hunt for volunteers from all backgrounds that are willing to share their skills to help others.

There are a number of opportunities available such as joining the camps team of "Gotcha's" who do all the painting, building, and putting things together; working in the shop or for those looking for adventure, instructor training will be given in a range or rope activities including abseiling or climbing.  For those who are adventurous but don't have a head for heights the camp also needs people to help with archery, rifle shotting and a range of other activities.


The camp, which has been established since 1927 hosts 1000's of people each year through Scouts, away days and school residentials, is keen to get more people in the community involved

We have a small shop on site, stocked with souvenirs and snacks. It's open at weekends, and then evenings during the summer as well. It's great fun and one of the best places to interact with all our visitors. 


For the adventurous we can offer full instructor training on the activities we have here at Kibblestone. We have a range of rope activities, from climbing and abseiling, to Cows' Tails, High All Aboard and vertical assault courses. If you don't have a head for heights then we have archery, rifle shooting and tomahawk throwing, and a multitude of other fun activities. 


Becoming a volunteer doesn't only enhance the life of the volunteer but makes a significant impact on the young people who attend the camp.  Karen Stevens who has been a volunteer at the campfor sixyears explains how varied and rewarding it is: ""I do things like work in the shop, the kitchen and I've done cake decorating and made sweets with the Cubs & Beavers. I enjoy seeing the young people come out of themselves. There are always the boisterous ones, but then there are always the shy, quiet ones and it's so gratifying when they make a joke or even just tell you what they've done that day. My favourite event was the Hallowe'en camp because I took over the menu and we had purple pasta, themed cupcakes, skull potatoes and mummified chicken - the expressions on their faces made my day."


Another volunteer Clive Leader says that quite simply it is the people that make volunteering so special.  He explains: "The people you work with. The people we welcome to the site and especially the young people who get so much from what we do. My work as a volunteer goes to build the memories of the next generation. There is no greater reward."

There are no restrictions on who can volunteer and Kibblestone welcome applications from people from all walks of life, but all applicants will be subject to a DBS check.   Once accepted volunteers will receive full training for whatever role they would like to try.


To find out more about volunteering at Kibblestone contactStevan Fern,




Notes to editor

Kibblestone Outdoor Activity Centre aims to deliver high quality residential educational experiences that encourage young people to develop self-confidence, citizenship, and good life skills.

Through a range of adventurous activities and play, our well trained, approachable staff motivate visitors to have fun, become friends and learn about themselves in our stunning outdoor environment. Every experience aims to inspire people to enjoy a healthy lifestyle, and a positive approach to life, whilst creating memories that last a lifetime.

Kibblestone is a 98-acre Scout campsite located in the Midlands, with several accommodation blocks ranging in size and price and enough camping space to accommodate 2,000 campers. We provide a wide range of adventurous and team building activities to suit groups of all ages and abilities. We hold regular events such as our Survival Camp and our incredibly popular Cub/Brownie Activity days. Alton Towers, the National Memorial Arboretum and other local attractions are within easy reach. We can also provide fully organised events for groups of all sizes.



*Community Life Survey 2020/21 - Volunteering and Charitable Giving - GOV.UK (