This website is designed to improve communication between parents and leaders and to showcase the activities of the Group within the scouting movement and the local community. In order to add interest to the site, it includes photographs of members and leaders involved in scouting activities. Permission has been obtained from parents for photographs of members to appear on this site. It is our policy not to identify members by name. Parents wishing to have particular photographs removed from this site should contact Geoff Cope at firstname.lastname@example.org who will be happy to oblige.
Duke of Edinburgh Award Training
Vacancies sometimes occur for young persons between the age of 16 and 18 years to fulfil one of the requirements of the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme by helping section leaders on meeting nights. To do this the person concerned must be accepted by a section leader and be either an Explorer Scout or register as a Young leader. Both Explorer Scouts and Young leaders must undergo initial training. Young leaders will be expected to pay half of the Scout Association annual capitation fee (currently £30.00) so that they are fully insured.
The Group welcomes all support that parents can offer and would be delighted to hear from anyone wishing to become a leader or regular lay-helper (section assistant). Parents are expected to support the Group Leader in which their child is a member once a term. Groups 'run' a rota or online system where parents are expected to sign up in advance. Nothwithstanding this, leaders will ask for additional help, for example for outside trips where an extra degree of supervision is required or when extra transport is needed if our Group minibus is over-subscribed. (Occassional help of this kind does not require a CRB check). It is hoped that parents will volunteer their services in these circumstances.
Parents are expected to purchase the appropriate uniform clothing and Group neckerchief (red/green halves) or Explorer neckerchief (black edged in red) for their son/daughter. These can be obtained from SGS Outdoors (Scout Shop), 60 Trippett Lane, Sheffield, or on-line from www.sgs-outdoors.co.uk The Group provides all badges free of charge, at appropriate times.
Hire of the Headquarters
The headquarters building is centrally heated and has a main hall about 17m x 6m that can comfortably seat 80 people. It also has a large modern kitchen with a full range of kitchen equipment, and modern toilets. A large number of plastic-topped tables and stacking chairs are also available. The hall can be hired Mondays to Fridays, 9.00 to 5.00 by organised Groups and Societies at very reasonable rates. It is also available on occassional weekends to bona fide scout groups wishing to visit the Peak District. THE HALL IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR PARTIES. For further details of availablity and terms and conditions of hire please contact Geoff Cope email: email@example.com