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Useful Information For Parents

All the information to support a young person in the group

Online Scout Manager (OSM)

So that our leaders can spend as much time delivering scouting, we use an online system called OSM to help with the admin side of scouting. This manages everything from attendance, to badge records as well as personal details.

To make sure we have up to date details for your children, we ask that you log into OSM occassionally and update personal and contact details for both yourself and young people.

There are a number of help videos for OSM, but if you are still having problems, speak to one of your sections leaders and they will be able to help.

Get Involved

Our group is made up entirely of volunteers, no one is paid and that’s what makes scouting great. The support of passionate, enthusiastic adults helping to shape the next generation, all while developing their own skills.

There are lots of ways to get involved, from occasional support as part of a parent rota all the way up to being a permanent leader. Our volunteering roles are as varied as the people who take them on.

We provide full training for your role, as well as a supportive group of leaders and friends to help you throughout your time with the group. You provide the enthusiasm.

Not sure if volunteering is for you? Why not try helping for a couple of weeks and make a decision later. You’ll never know unless you try.

Find out more and get in touch by visiting our volunteering page

Medical Details

The online form has now been integrated directly into OSM & the Parent Portal, rather than completing it separately. You must completed all the “consent” fields before your child can take part in any camps or adventurous activities. This will cover all Section Nights, Sleepovers, Weekend Camps and other Activities for the Section your child is a member of. PLEASE submit OSM as soon as possible if there are any changes to any of the Medical or Contact Details.

The online form is our standard Medical Form and should be completed and submitted as soon as possible. You must have completed one of these forms before your child can take part in any camps or adventurous activities. The Form will cover all Section Nights, Sleepovers, Weekend Camps and other Activities for the Section your child is a member of. PLEASE submit an updated version as soon as possible if there are any changes to any of the Medical or Contact Details on the form.

It is likely that we will ask for a separate Form for Special events such as Kandersteg or Jamborees.

Uniform

Our uniforms are designed to be comfy and practical, as well as showing that we all belong to the same group. Each section has a top half uniform (shirt/blouse or sweatshirt) which is combined with a group neckie.

For section specific information about uniform as well as a list of suppliers, use the buttons below.

Badges

Badges showcase our young people’s achievements, sewn onto our uniforms for everone to see. From animal carer to writer, each badge has a set of criteria that our young people complete over a number of years.

For section specific information about badges and where to sew them, use the buttons below.

Subscriptions

For a more in-depth and detailed breakdown of our subs, visit our subscription page.