63rd Peterborough (St Kyneburgha) Scout Group meets in Castor and takes children (both boys and girls) from Castor, Ailsworth and the surrounding villages. Lead by a dedicated group of volunteers, we offer an exciting and adventurous program for Beavers, Cubs and Scouts (including residential experiences) that helps our children explore who they are, challenge themselves and learn about their place in their community and the wider world.
How Can I Help?
All adults involved in the group are volunteers who give their time freely. The level of commitment varies from adult to adult. Some are involved on a weekly basis, some once a month – whatever can be given is always appreciated.
A Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) check is required for all volunteers with the group. The scout yellow card governs the way adults behave when in charge of children.
If you want to help us, talk to Nathan about what you can offer and he will help you decide the best role for you.
Leaders plan and run the sessions. They work in teams so the jobs are shared. Leaders wear a uniform and make the scout promise. They undertake the full scout training (including first aid training) over the course of a few years. Each section has a section leader - eg Beaver Scout Leader (BSL) and they are helped by assistant leaders – eg Assistant Beaver Scout Leader (ABSL). We always welcome more people willing to join our very friendly and cheerful leadership team! It is immensely rewarding!
Young Leaders are explorer scouts aged 14-18 who have decided to help with the younger children in the group. They are sometimes actively involved in an explorer unit but do not have to be. They do wear uniform and they are invested members. Like the adult leaders they undertake training.
Section Assistants help the leaders run the session. If they wish, they can be involved in planning sessions. They undertake some training but not as much as leaders. Being a section assistant is a really valuable way to contribute to the group without making the commitment to being a leader.
Occasional Helpers, as the name suggests, help occasionally! Sometimes we hold activities which require larger than usual numbers of adults and it’s good to have extra support to call on!
Sometimes a section will need to have an extra adult at each session in order to ensure that the activities can run smoothly and safely. The best way to organise this is through a parent’s rota so that everyone knows well in advance who is going to be there.
Executive Committee (Exec)
Exec members assist in the background running of the group. They meet roughly six times a year and help the Group Scout Leader. This can be by providing a sounding board, writing letters, organising fundraising etc. The exec play a really important role in keeping the group running smoothly.