How can I help? (A Guide for Parents)

There are a number of things that you can do to help the Scouters and the Group Executive Committee deliver a varied and exciting programme of Scouting activities for your son or daughter.

Help the Scouters to concentrate on planning and running meetings, camps and other activities by:

Paying your son or daughter’s annual subscription and camp fees etc on time.

Offering assistance when requested with transport for camps or other activities.

Ensuring that your son or daughter has and wears the correct uniform (as described in the note issued by his or her section leader at the start of the session).

Ensuring that when your son or daughter is attending a camp or other activity he or she has all the equipment specified on the relevant kit list.

Letting your son or daughter’s section leader know if your details change (address, telephone number, e-mail address, etc).

Reading the Newsletters issued by the leaders.

Help the Group Executive Committee to raise the funds necessary to maintain the Hall and provide the camping and activities equipment used by the sections by:

Completing a Gift Aid form that allows the Group to reclaim the tax on your son or daughter’s annual subscription.

Joining the Group’s Fundraising Club (a monthly lottery draw which costs the equivalent of £2 per month).

Donating items for use as tombola or raffle prizes at the annual Race Night and other events (an ideal way to dispose of unwanted Christmas presents!).

Assisting for one evening at the Group Jumble Sale in October.

Supporting the other fund raising activities organised by the Group Executive Committee.

Show your support for the work done for your son or daughter by the Scouters and the Group Executive Committee by:

Attending the Group’s Annual General Meeting.

Attending the parent’s evening at your son or daughter’s section.

Returning forms and tear off slips etc promptly – even if the answer is ‘No’!

If you have good DIY skills, offering to assist with minor repairs to the Hall. (If you can offer a couple of hours once a year to help with minor electrical, joinery, plumbing, roofing or building works, it would help to keep the hall in good order and keep costs down.)