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Join one of our Scouting Sections:
Each of our Sections aim to meet once a week during school term time. There are also many opportunities for members to take part in extra events throughout the year. These might include day trips, weekend camps and longer expeditions as well as a whole host of other activities. Check the Events Page to see what we're up to at the moment.
DID YOU KNOW?
None of our Leaders are paid – they are all volunteers.
All our Leaders have full time jobs, families and many other commitments.
44% of our Leaders are female.
Leaders get involved because they want to have fun and make new friends themselves.
Leaders don’t have to be ‘superheroes’ who know everything. They are given training on the job and learn new skills as they go along.
Whilst all our volunteers are passionate about what they do, many help out on a flexible basis due to other commitments. Some may help out once a week or fortnight whereas others help once a term or just at summer camp.
27% of volunteers help out in Scouting as they are a parent of a current Member. Many were not Scouts when they were young but have learnt new skills and made new friends through Scouting.
Not all volunteers need to wear uniform.
Many of our adult volunteers say they are more confident in their everyday lives as a result of their involvement with Scouting.
Not all adults who volunteer for Scouting work with young people. There are a variety of other jobs that need to be done such as grounds keeping, Quartmaster, general DIY, organising fundraising and events, managing the accounts... the list is pretty much endless.
All our Leaders are covered by a comprehensive insurance policy while taking part in Scouting.
New Leaders in Scouting go through an enhanced criminal records (CRB) check to ensure they are fit to work with young people.
At the moment the best way is via email, if you are CRB checked and on a parent rota you will have been given other relevant contact details.
To Contact the Scout Troop about anything and everything Scouting
To contact the 1st Shepperton (St. Nicholas) Scout Group for details of joining any of the sections, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers
1st Shepperton Scout Group
Russell Vinter Hall