If you are a new Leader or helper, we would like to wish you a very warm welcome.  We are a good team of cheerful volunteers and we hope your time with us will be enjoyable.

The most important thing for all Leaders and helpers to remember is that everything which our Group runs or attends must be done in accordance with the Scout Association’s Policy, Organisation and Rules (POR).

  • POR and Factsheets giving guidance on interpretation are freely available via the website www.scouts.org.uk
  • Our key policies can be found by clicking here
  • The Scout Information Centre provides a single point of contact for anyone seeking information or resources relating to any aspect of Scouting.  Phone 0845 300 1818 or 020 8433 7100 or email info.centre@scout.org.uk
  • For local advice ask the relevant ADCs or ACCs who you can expect to be reasonably familiar with POR, Factsheets and verbal Scout Association advice regarding their roles.

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Start-up Kit

More young people than ever are enjoying scouting. This increase in membership numbers also means we have more sections and groups to help deliver adventure to the UK’s young people. The Start-up Kit has been created to provide you with the necessary information and guidance to start up and run a successful section.

Whether you will run a Beaver Colony, Cub Pack, Scout Troop or Explorer Unit, this pack will provide you with the relevant information to explain where your section fits within Scouting and how a Balanced Programme is run.

Start-up Kit (PDF)

Group Forms