If you're interested in joining the group you can contact us by sending an e-mail to Alan Toll through the home page.
Beaver Scouts are the yougest section in the Scout Association and are aged 6-8 years old. Our colony
meet on a Tuesday between 5:30 and 6:30pm.
Cub Scouts are boys and girls aged between 8 and 10 years.They meet in a cub pack and have lots of fun going on camping trips, visits and making things.They meet on Tuesday evenings between 6:30 and 8:00pm.
The Scout Section is for young people, usually between 10 and 14 years. As a Scout you can take part bin a wide range of activities ranging from abseiling to zorbing and there are a number of Challange Awards and Activity Badges to earn along the way. Scouting is all about finding out about the world we live in, knowing your own abilities, keeping fit for life and developing creative talents.It is also important to explore your own values and personal attitudes.
Being outdoors is important and there are many oppertunities to learn the traditional Scouting skills, such as camping, survival, and cooking as well as a wide range of adventure activities incuding archery, canoeing and yachting.
The international aspect gives Scouting a special appeal and many scouts now travel abroad during their time in the section.The Scouts meet in Friday evenings between 7:00 and 9:00pm.
As an Explorer Scout, you will be able to decide, along with the rest of the unit, what you want to do - whether it be poerboating, socialising, hiking, or takinga trip abroad.Some units hold their meetings in a hall, at a house or even up a mountain!
You will be able to gain badges such as the Chief Scouts Diamond and Platinum Awards.The highest award you can earn is the Queen's Scout Award.This is recorgnised by many employers as the sign of someone who is enthusiastic, dedicated and reliable.
Rainbows and Brownies
The Rainbows and Brownies meet on a Wednesday evening.
Finances and Membership Fees
The annual operating costs of our buildings are in the region of £4,000; this includes insurance, water and ground rates and electricity but not repairs or redecoration etc.
All members of the scout Association pay a capitation fee, currently about £32, which covers administration at national, county and district level and also for insurance for members and visitors to our HQ. We pay this from our funds.
Our finances come from our members weekly subscriptions (£3.00), jumble sales, the Autumn Fair, Bonfire Night and donations. We have a small committee that meet monthly to organise the running of the Headquarters, and also a small band of helpers that assist at the sales, or when we have a painting or tidying session. If any parents or friends could help one of these groups it would be much appreciated.