Scouting is a
totally voluntary organisation. That
means that the Leaders do not get paid a single penny for all the time
they put into Scouting. Most of them have full-time jobs and many of
use some of their employments annual leave to run activities such as
take a lot of advance planning, so
do the numerous activities that the Leaders organise.
result is that being a Scout Leader costs that person not only a lot
time, but a lot of money
It is the
responsibility of ALL Parents and
Guardians to support the Leaders by helping them: -
Raise money for
all the activities and equipment that your child needs to enjoy the
comprehensive programmes that the Group has.
transport to activities when requested.
help to look after the children on activities where a ratio of Adults
to Children needs to be higher than on normal meeting nights.
As well all the above, maintaining any Scout
Hut costs a lot of money. The occasional help from anyone with any home
D.I.Y. skills or more skilled trades, for example (and not limited to),
Electricians and Heating Engineers,
can save the Scout Group a lot of money that can then be spent on
improving the quality of the Scouting experience that your child gets.
If you have any skills that you think we might just need one day, and
can spare the odd hour or two on a very occasional basis, we would love
to hear from you. We may not need your services at the moment, but we
would love to add your name to a very short list of people who are
prepared to offer their services when called upon.
If you feel that you may be able to help us
sometime in the future, please click on the blue Email button below and
let us know what skills you can offer us.
your constant support the Group WILL fold.
the question / statement to see the answer.
If you need
further information please contact the relevant
section Leaders as indicated on the relevant page of this site or click on the email icon below
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The email account is monitored on a daily basis.
really have the skills that are required?
don’t have to be an adventurer like Bear Grylls (the Chief Scout) to
involved with Scouting. Do you have first aid knowledge? Are you good
numbers? Are you handy in the kitchen? Are you a DIY whizz? Do you work
for a company that has a social or communuity fund? Or can you just
look after kids? We all have useful skills and contacts; and you can
volunteer and help in
bottom line is that if you are a Parent or Guardian of a child in the
then you already have some skills that we are looking for.
I don't have much spare time?
with us is easy, fun and flexible – how much time you give is
completely up to
you. You could help out once a week, fortnight, month or just
events or camps; or you could just help with the maintenance of Scout
Hut. Whatever you choose there is bound to be a role you can play, and
no matter how
you get involved, we'll make sure you're properly trained and supported.
will I get out of volunteering?
well as gaining externally recognised skills and having a brilliant
Scouting also offers the chance to build on personal skills, like
confidence and leadership. A study found that over 90% of our
believe that the skills and experiences they have gained through
been of relevance to their working or personal lives.
there any age restrictions on helping out?
As long as you're over 18,
you can help out as an adult volunteer in Scouting. There is no upper
age limit for adult volunteers. If you are aged between 14 and 18 there
is the option of becoming a Young Leader.
such a nice new headquarters the Group must have lots of money!
The 'A little history'
section on the Home page
explains how our Group Scout Leader talked
some construction companies into paying for a new Headquarters to be
built; buy they don't contribute to the huge running costs, nor the
building maintenance. Building regulations only permit
under-floor heating and it is expensive to run.
the Scout Group get the money that it needs to operate?
It takes a lot
of money to run a Scout Group and
the only regular source of income is monthly subscriptions. These are
enough to support all the outgoings of the Group. Central and local
do not give grants to Scout Groups.
large part of the required costs come from Fund
Raising Events. We are always looking for new ideas to raise money and
running these events.
potential source of income is donations from local companies. If you
work for a company that has a social or community fund that donates to
local charities, please contact one of the Leaders to discuss how this
could be used.
these Fund Raising Events the
Scout Group is in real danger of folding.
will happen if the Group cannot get enough help from Parents?
There are not
enough Leaders to run all the
activities for the kids and the fund raising events. In the past we
have had to
cancel activities because we have not been able to get enough adults to
after the kids on activities such as visits to places of interest.
if you cannot find the time to help
your child on a regular basis it is imperative that you support your
the fund raising events and activities. Without that support there is a
chance that your child will not be able to keep going to Scouts, and
Scout Groups have folded because they have not
had enough support from Parents.
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