Parents

Parents Role in Scouting
As a parent we hope to work together in partnership to develop new skills with your Scout child. We appreciate feedback and suggestions given to us to improve the programme and will make opportunities to speak to parents individually on a child’s progress. Our current feedback questionnaire is open and can be accessed here. You can also view your child’s badge progress as well as keep your contact details up to date on Online Scout Manager after receiving a password on registration.

Communication really is a key to making Scouting work for your child. Please sign up to Telegram on your smart phone/devices so your Section Leader can add you to the relevant parent’s group. The timetable will be continually published on-line on this site and changes sent via email or telegram.

Commitment is also a must. Due to the length of the wait list, any scout not attending for 3 sessions without prior agreement with their section leader will have to forfeit their space for the year to allow another child to partake in the activities.

If you would like to get involved yourself as a helper, parent volunteers are always needed for big events eg camps to aid their smooth running and ensure the Scouts get the most out of their activities. NB Adults cannot stay the night on camps unless they are Scouts vetted and DBS cleared.

Uniform
Each section has a specific scouts uniform that can be purchased from the District (address bottom right hand corner), or any good uniform supplier. Trousers should be navy blue and suitable for outdoor use. Our Group Neckerchief and Label can be purchased from your Section Leader. Sensible footwear should be worn (eg walking boots) for outdoor activities and waterproofs are a good investment for the older sections.

To help the Scouts become independent, they should be encouraged to look after and iron their own uniforms, and come fully prepared and on time for sessions.

Subs Payment Information
The annual £105 fee set by the Scouts Association incorporates the £38 District Membership fee, and is split into termly installments. Fees are kept very low (roughly £2 per child per session on average) and are essential so that we can run a beneficial program. Termly subs must be paid on the first day of each term and no children will be allowed to attend without payment. Additional costs e.g. for camping / big events will be posted on the timetable. Payment schedule and current account details as follows:

£50 07/09/14
£25 01/01/15
£25 01/05/15

BACS transfer or cheque to
“23rd Wembley”
Barclays
Sort Code 20-01-89
Bank Account 83177203
Reference: Beavers: BVRS/child first name.initial of last name. Example: BVRS/Dawud.B
Cubs: CUBS/child first name.initial of last name. Example: CUBS/Yusuf.B
Girl Scouts: GS/child first name.initial of last name. Example: GS/Hafsah.B
Boy Scouts: BS/child first name.initial of last name. Example: BS/Abdullah.M

NB Any parent suffering financial difficulty or who has more than 3 children registered with the group may be entitled to a further discount. Please email treasurer@sahabahscouts.org if you need to apply for this.

Gift Aid
Please support the group by signing the gift aid form if you are a UK Tax-Payer. The Scouts will have 25% more funds as a result and we will be able to organise even more exciting activities!

The full parent pack including Parent information & Gift Aid forms can be accessed here for download if needed