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Help to run the
1st Sandstone Scout Group

We ALWAYS welcome offers of help of any kind, however big or small, frequent or infrequent. There are many ways in which you can help and in all of them you can do as much or as little as you want.

Group Scout Council

The Group Council includes all Leaders and Parents, and any former Scouts and their Parents who wish to join. It meets once a year for an AGM and at any other time it chooses to meet. It appoints the Group Executive Committee

Group Executive Committee

The Group Executive Committee exists to support the Leaders by:

  • maintaining an objective view of the Group and drawing the attention of the Leaders to issues which may be arising or improvements which could be made
  • representing the views of parents and the local community
  • generating new ideas
  • organising fund raising events and joint events between sections
  • looking after the maintenance of the Group's property and equipment
  • taking charge of the Group's finance
  • taking charge of publicity and public relations
  • assisting with the recruitment of Leaders and other adult supporters

Its members are elected at the Group Council AGM, appointed by the Group Scout Leader or co-opted by the Committee. There are no other membership qualifications, no training requirement, and no need to wear a uniform or become a member of the Scout Association!

It is particularly important that parents are represented on the Committee and that it includes at least one parent from each section.

It meets only when necessary and conducts most of its business "off line".

If you think you may be interested in joining the Committee please contact any member of the Committee or any of the Leaders.


If you would like to play an active part in running events for the young people in the Explorer, Scout, Cub or Beaver Section would you like to become an Adult Leader? Don't worry about the commitment you'd be taking on - we welcome Leaders who can only help out 2 or 3 times a term.

You would need to apply for a (free) DBS check, attend a meeting with the District appointments panel and complete some basic training (which can be completed in one day), and make the adult Promise in order to become a member of the Scout Association. While doing so you would be invited to help another Leader during normal meetings in the Scout Hut.

The children of adult Leaders receive priority on waiting lists if places are limited.

If you think you might be interested in becoming a Leader please mention it to any of the Leaders or contact us for more information..


If you would just like to help informally during meetings in and around the Scout Hut or on trips away you can become an "Occasional Helper".

You will need to complete a DBS check in order to have unsupervised access to the young people but there are no other formalities.

It is currently the policy of the Sandstone Scout Group that at least one parent or guardian of any young person joining joins the rota to help at least once per term if required.

This page was last updated on 4 August, 2019