10TH WORCESTER SCOUT GROUP
We are a thriving Scout Group and meet at Crown East, Worcester. We take boys and girls from 6 years old, Beaver Scouts through to Cub Scouts at 8 and Scouts from 10½ to 14. Scouting provides adventurous activities and personal development. Promoting the physical, intellectual, social and spiritual well-being of the individual, helping them achieve their full potential.
INTRODUCTION TO SCOUTING
‘Be Prepared’ – to have fun!
Today’s Scouting is all about providing adventure, fun and training for life .
Starting at the age of 6 years a young person can progress from Beaver Scouts to Cub Scouts (at age 8), to Scouts (at 10½), to Explorer Scouts (at 14) and then (at age 18) become part of the Scout Network.
In Scouting, our adults have a responsibility to make sure that the Programme is fun and exciting. We must also make sure that it is safe. The Scout Association's policies, rules, code of behaviour, advice on Child Protection and safety policy are there to ensure our young people stay safe while they enjoy themselves and learn.
Each Section — Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts and Scouts — has a Leadership Team. These teams are coordinated by the Group Scout Leader who acts as the ‘manager’ of the Group.
The Group Scout Leader has overall managerial responsibility for the Group and ensures the Scout Group functions effectively and successfully, fulfilling the aims of the Scout Association and needs of the young people. He or she Supports the adult team in their development and ensures the provision of a full and exciting programme in each section to develop the young people to their full potential.
Beaver Scout Leader (BSL) Cub Scout Leader (CSL) Scout Leader (SL) Assistant Leaders (ABSL, ACSL, ASL)
Each of the Sections has a team of warranted leaders whose responsibility it is to deliver the programme and training for the young people. Leaders have the opportunity to undertake a modular training scheme which gives them the skills to carry out their role. They have a key role in planning and running activities.
Adults who may not wish to be uniformed leaders but who can undergo some of the same training and be just as valuable to the team of adults. A regular commitment is not essential, but always welcome. Uniform is optional for this role.
If an adult has a specific use in training the young people they can become a skill instructor, they may wear a uniform and are not required to provide a regular commitment.
Provided an adult has completed a CRB form (child protection check) they can assist on an informal ad-hoc basis as a parent helper, perhaps just for one event/activity, or even at regular weekly meetings. This is an easy way to join in the fun and see your own children develop.
The Group Scout Councilconsists of all parents/guardians and leaders and the Group Executive.
The Group Executive exists to support the Group Scout Leader and is responsible for; fundraising, finances, administration, acting as trustees, public relations, and other vital support work.
The Scout Group holds an Annual General Meeting, from which the members of the Group Executive Committee are elected. This Committee, coordinated by the Group Chairman, is responsible for the administration of the Group.
A similar support structure exists within Worcester Scout District, headed by the District Commissioner. Explorer Scout Units come under the administration of the District.