The 1st Oxted Scout Group continues to grow and provides safe and fun youth activities in the local community for over 150 young people. But demand for Scouting remains high, and in order to ensure that our safe and fun programme can continue, the Group needs help from still more people. On Saturday 9th January 2016, from 1200-1400, we will host lunch at the Group’s HQ, the Stafford Hall on Chalkpit Lane in Oxted. This lunch is open to all parents and all friends of the Group. Young people are welcome so long as they are accompanied by their parents. It will be a a working lunch; the idea is that you come along to see what we do, have a bite to eat and a chat with us, and even join in and help us out with a job or two. Some of us will be making a half day of it, tidying and sorting out our HQ and equipment. We welcome volunteer assistance in any area, but in the following areas, for the continuance of our work into next year and beyond, we need to identify people who can assist us in the following areas:
1) treasury – handling funds and monies, subscriptions and accounting
2) administration – dealing with rotas, training records, DBS checks etc, and a Group Secretary.
3) Beavers – at least two or three persons to work with beavers in uniform – 1730-1830 Tuesdays and Thursdays
4) Scouts – at least two or three persons to work with Scouts in uniform – 1915-2100 Mondays and Thursdays
5) General assistance anywhere and everywhere – from being a groundsman, to helping out with youth activities as a parent helper
Training and appropriate ID checks are provided at no cost to you. Commitment can be time-limited, and it is on your terms – according to the requirements of your health, your family and your work.
As for every single one of us, we can honestly say that it has been tremendous fun and we have got a great deal of satisfaction out of it. Yes, there is hard work; yes, there are challenges, but at the end of the day, helping out with Scouting is worth it if even just one youngster gets to do something they might never have done otherwise, as a result of your help or ours.
Please do feel free to come along to say hello, meet us and to help out, at any time at all between 1000 and 1500 on Saturday 9th January 2016. If you can join us for lunch 1200-1400, so much the better.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org with numbers purely so we can lay on sufficient food. Again to say that your children are welcome to join you. We will be happy to hear from you with any further questions you may have.
Nick Hough (Group Scout Leader) & Adrienne Seaman (Chairman and email@example.com)