Support Our Group

As volunteer leaders, we welcome the support of parents and carers in the running of the Scout Group. There are many ways you can get involved, and it doesn’t have to be a regular commitment. Other adult relatives are also welcome to come and join in the fun.

 

 

You can never have too much help and we’d like to invite you to have a conversation if you think you could find some time to support us. Please email chair@mildenhallscouts.org.uk in the first instance to find out more.

 

We’re looking for…

 

Group Committee Members

The Group Executive Committee meets four times a year with activity in between. The purpose of the committee is to support the Group Scout Leader in the smooth running and administration of the Scout Group. This includes elements of fund raising, applying for grants, scrutinising and approving requests for significant expenditure, monitoring risk assessments and progress of the group development plan and ensuring efficient and transparent financial practices are in place. We’d need to complete a DBS check for you and you’d need to complete our Charity Trustee e-learning, which takes no more than an hour. Volunteering is often a useful addition to a CV and we’d welcome individuals who want to play an active part.

 

The Group Executive Committee at Mildenhall Scout Group currently consists of:

 

Chair: Leigh Foster-Green

Secretary: Dawn Banfield

Treasurer: Andy Doogan

Group Scout Leader: Alfie Foster-Green

Beaver Scout Leader: Chloe Mitchell

Cub Scout Leader: Kevin Drane

Scout Leader: Nick Adams

Explorer Scout Leader: Karen Pettitt

Beaver Parents: None yet

Cub Parents: Sarah Spurling

Scout Parents: Abigail Gilby

 

Occasional Helpers

If you would like to help with one of the youth sections on an occasional basis; once or twice a month or less, then you can become an Occasional Helper. There is no requirement to wear a uniform and we’ll need to complete a DBS check for you. We’d also ask you to complete the Scout Association’s safety and safeguarding e-learning, which takes about an hour, to ensure young people are kept safe.

 

Section Assistants

This is a role you might take up if you want to help more regularly with one of the youth sections. You can choose whether or not to wear uniform with this role and we’d need to complete a DBS check for you. This role requires some training, which will take 3-5 hours over your first 5 months and will be a mix of e-learning and on-the-job activity.

 

Look up your local Scout Group, because you’ve got a safe, practical community who will encourage and support you.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls