Throughout the District, trained and DBS checked voluntary Leaders and Section Assistants, plus a huge team of managers, charity trustees, administrator and supporters, offer a distinctive, progressive programme of indoor and outdoor activities, cultural events, community support and leadership opportunities, as well as games and challenges, to youngsters who meet as a Section. All activities are delivered in a safe environment, designed to deliver skills for life through fun and lively experiences. Great emphasis is placed on learning by doing and youngsters are given opportunities to not only develop their own skills but also to try their hand at leading others, too.
Each Scout Group, which consists of three Sections, namely Beavers, Cubs and Scouts, is run by an Executive Committee of charity trustees consisting of a Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Parent Representatives and others with specific responsibilities who support the Leaders. This format is repeated at District level with specialist managers overseeing each section, as well as the training of leaders.
As Scouts we are guided by these values:
Integrity – We act with integrity; we are honest, trustworthy and loyal.
Respect – We have self-respect and respect for others.
Care – We support others and take care of the world in which we live.
Belief – We explore our faiths, beliefs and attitudes.
Co-operation – We make a positive difference; we co-operate with others and make friends.
The Scouting programme always aims to be relevant and attractive; easy to operate; progressive and accessible appealing to a wide range of young people; meaningful and fulfilling; safe and enjoyable.
The Scout Law is:
A Scout is to be trusted
A Scout is friendly and considerate
A Scout belongs to the worldwide family of Scouts
A Scout has courage in all difficulties
A Scout makes good use of time and is careful of possessions and property
A Scout has self-respect and respect for others
The Scout Promise is:
On my honour, I promise that I will do my best, to do my duty to God and the Queen, to help other people and to keep the Scout Law.
The Scout Association takes the safety of young people very seriously. All activities are planned and carried out with safety in mind, risk assessments are completed, equipment is regularly checked and instruction which is given by qualified Leaders is always of a very high standard. All Leaders are trained in First Aid and only authorised personnel can lead adventurous activities such as caving, canoeing, climbing etc.