2nd Coningbsy & Tattershall Scout Group

If you are not already aware, then please let me use this opportunity to tell you about the Scout Group which is here in your Local Community. The 2nd Coningbsy & Tattershall Scout Group is a very active and growing Scout Group which offers Scouting to Young People through the Group Sections: Beavers Scouts (aged 6 – 8); Cub Scouts (aged 8 – 11); and Scouts (aged 11 – 14).

Whilst our Group does not have an Explorer Unit to cover from age 14 – 18, Scouts can join the Sleaford or Horncastle Explorer, and as part of their Young Leader Training play an active role in the Beaver and Cub Section of their local Group.

The Scout Association offers everyday adventure and activity to almost 400,000 young people across the UK, and the Movement is the largest co-educational youth organisation in the world, with over 28 million members in 216 countries and territories. In the UK Scouting is organised through The Scout Association and has a clear purpose “To help young people achieve their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international community” and as such, our Scout Group works hard to ensure we achieve this! Even if we can’t solve all the problems in the world, we can help to make it a better place. Scouting makes a positive contribution to society by helping young people develop as active members of the community: “They are self reliant, caring, and responsible and show commitment”.  Scouting works well when young people enjoy learning by taking part in a variety of activities, new experiences, exploring the outdoors of their local and wider community, participating in team events within the Group, District, County, Nationally, and more importantly taking responsibility for themselves. Our Scout Group gives Young People the opportunity to learn by working through the Programme. The Programme is a continuous progression of training, activities and awards that covers everything young people do in Scouting from the age of 6 to 25; and yes it’s been open to girls since 1976!

The Scout numbers of our Group are only limited by the amount of “uniformed” Leaders in each Section, which can be supported by “Occasional Helpers” and “Young Leader”… However, like any organisation, there are a variety of roles, which can help the Group grow and provide even better Scouting, such as fundraisers, gardeners, activities support, First Aid instructors and adults with any skills which can be used to support the Programme. The Group has been active with Young People taking part in hikes, badge work, camping, and trips; such as Disney on Ice and Scout HQ, the home of Scouting; “Gilwell Park” in London…The Cubs are going to Gartree kitchen to work on their “Chefs” badge and the Scouts will start preparing for their “Winter Camp” in January at “Gilwell”…

Due to the age of the hut, the Group has started the “Wigwam” appeal for a new hut and now need to get plans drafted and expected costs identified so we can move this project forward; any guidance or offers are more than welcome! We do need your help to grow and move forward, and would welcome any new adult (need Beaver Leaders now!) or Young Persons to join or help with our Group…Training for all roles will be provided and you only have to give up as much time as agreed under your “Job Description” -This can even work towards an Open College Network qualification.

So why not give your child the opportunity to experience first hand what Scouting has to offer?

If you’re interested and want to know more, then please contact FS Steve Main, SEF on ext 7350 or by mobile 07540837109 or email main548@btinternet.com