YOUR SCOUT GROUP NEEDS YOU!
As you may know we are a small but active group consisting of a Beaver Colony, Cub Pack and Scout Troop. Those of you that have children in the group will appreciate the fun, activities and experiences they enjoy. Our numbers are steadily increasing and although we do not currently have a waiting list, there soon may come a time that we have one, particularly for our Cub pack.
Key to the group is our small team of very dedicated leaders – who are all volunteers – there are seven of us with considerable expertise and experience. In fact three of us have over 120 years leadership experience between us, but as you might expect we are now ‘getting on a bit’ – and that’s one of the issues. Scouting is a dynamic organisation for young people and should be run by younger and active adults.
Have you ever thought about being a leader or assistant – well why not?
– no qualifications or experience needed – full training is given with support locally, regionally and nationally - all you need is enthusiasm a desire to have fun and make a big difference to the lives of the younger generations.
So if you would like to find out more – contact me and we can have a chat.
But even if you do not feel like taking the plunge to be a leader – you could still help us – the Scout Group has a range of support tasks to help us deliver the best of Scouting for our young people – none of them are particularly demanding but they are important and take the load off the leaders. Perhaps you could help by being treasurer, secretary or just becoming a member of our support committee (a bit like a school governing body or parents / friends association) it is not very time consuming we meet about 4 times a year.
Maybe you have a particular skill or talent (hobby or interest) that you could share with the young people or use to help the Scout Group – there is a huge range of activities and badges that our members can get so if you have the skills to help with these it would be most useful.
Again to find out more please contact me I am usually around on a Thursday at Beaver, Cub & Scout meetings or contact me at other times for an initial chat.
Francis W Mudford
Group Scout Leader - 24th Southgate Scout Group
PRESENTATIONS TO 24TH SOUTHGATE SCOUT GROUP LEADERS ON MOTHERING SUNDAY 11 MARCH 2018
On Mothering Sunday, we think about our Mothers and say thank you for all that they do and have done for us over the years.
It is always good to say thank you to those that help and do things for ourselves and others.
The Scout Movement (surprisingly) has not always been good at saying thank you and recognising the efforts of its leaders – I am glad to say it is improving (slowly)!
I was very pleased to be able to make two presentations to leaders in the Scout Group on behalf of The Chief Scout at the parade on Mothering Sunday.
The Chief Scout’s 10 years Service Award was presented to Steve Petts
Steve joined as a leader when his sons were in our Beaver Colony and started to help out as an Assistant Beaver Leader. Since then he has made a tremendous impact on all the sections of the Group.
He re-started our Scout Troop which became very successful and then when we hit a difficult patch with the Cub Pack he took over the role of Cub Scout Leader and with a lot of effort re-built the Cub section again with great success. To say that he has proved to be a very capable and naturally gifted leader would be an understatement. He has a rare gift of being able to relate to young people on their level and build a great rapport with them and having a good influence on their lives for the future.
The Chief Scout’s 40 years Service Award was presented to Trisha Stone
Trisha started her ‘Scouting career’ at Grove Road Baptist Church – when she became an Assistant Cub Leader, but she also took on the challenge of being leader of the Imps (they were a younger section – but not part of the Scout movement). Then some 30 years ago when Beavers were started Trish took on the task of Beaver Scout Leader and continues in that role today. Over the years she has also taken on the additional roles of Assistant District Commissioner and Assistant County Commissioner for Beavers. It would be true to say that Trisha is the most experienced Beaver Leader in Greater London and possibly nationally, having been involved with Beavers from when they were started and we are very fortunate within the Group to have her expertise and experience.
Well done Steve and Trisha – thank you for all you do and have done for Scouting and the Scout Group.
Trisha is the third member of our small team of eight leaders to receive the 40 years Service Award, the others being Richard Berti (in Nov ’17) and myself (June’16).
With a team of eight leaders in the group it may seem that we are well served, but we are always keen to get more adult help in the group for our Beaver, Cub and Scout Sections - no experience is needed and full training is given – if you want to know more please come and have a chat with me.
Francis W Mudford – Group Scout Leader