||Ham Scout Group:
You can find general information about joining the Scout
Movement on the Scouts web
We currently have small waiting lists for all sections.
To Join Ham Scout Group, or to offer your help, please follow
the link to our waiting list below whether we have vacancies or
We are limited by the amount of adult help we get at meetings,
particularly for Beavers and Cubs. We currently need adults who are
prepared to commit to formal leadership roles. Training and uniform
are provided and the group covers all reasonable expenses. The
other leaders and helpers in the group and district provide
support. The sooner we have more leaders and helpers, the sooner we
will be able to expand the size of each section and empty any
enter your details on our waiting list form
. This is managed
through the Online Scout Manager (OSM) service which we use to
simplify and automate much of the administration of our group. Once
you submit the details, we will get back to you as soon as
The group depends entirely on voluntary help for its operation and
administration. Once your child has joined, we expect you to help
with activities and will therefore need you to complete an
ID Checking form
so that we can conduct a DBS check in
accordance with the Scouts'
Section Leaders and Helpers
There are four basic categories of assistance and leadership:
- Occasional Helpers (OH) are usually parents or
other supporters who help at a few meetings or external activities
or events per term. The role is non-uniformed and the requirements
are simply the basic ID check and some on-site induction from the
- Section Assistants (SA) provide more regular
assistance, for example attending most meetings per term and may
choose to become uniformed members themselves. Formal training is
provided, mostly online.
- Assistant Leaders (AL) are uniformed members
who provide direct support to the leaders, helping set and deliver
the programme and activities and substituting for the leaders when
required. Full training is provided.
- Section Leaders (SL) are uniformed members who
lead the sections, and are responsible for setting and delivering
the programme and activities safely and in accordance with the
Scout Association policy and rules. Full training is provided.
We also need voluntary administrative help on the group Executive Council
. We currently have an opportunity for
somebody to manage PR. We also need new parent representatives for
each section, preferably not parents who have already chosen
another role. Please get in touch if you
The group covers leaders and helpers' reasonable costs and
expenses. All we need is some of your time!
Ham Scout Group
Closed Facebook Group for parents only
Scout Group is part of Richmond District Scouts and runs Beavers,
Cubs & Scouts for children between the ages of 6 and 14.