We are a traditional Scout Group with currently approximately ninety young members and over twenty adult leaders and helpers. All of our Leaders are volunteers and receive no payment for the time they give to the group.
The group was established about ninety years ago in Wick before moving a number of times to its current home at Linden Park twenty-five years ago.
We consider ourselves as a totally inclusive group with members being boys and girls of any ability, with our hall being fully accessible for wheelchairs. Our youngest members can join Beavers at six years old, Cubs at eight years, Scouts at ten and half years, and Explorers at fourteen. Children can join at any age without having had to attend the younger sections.
We undertake a wide and varied range of activities including cooking on open fires, survival skills, map reading, first aid, climbing, shooting, and camping skills.
We also teach air rifle target shooting (with parental permission) using fully qualified instructors. We have our own large indoor climbing wall again supervised by qualified leaders. We have a large area of secure grounds at the rear of the main hall used for outdoor activities such as campfires, cooking and camping, in addition, we have access to a shared secure campsite in Angmering (Dappers Lane).
As well as the team of Leaders we have a group of Trustees who ensure the group runs and operates within the policies of Scouting UK. The trustees also help raise funds and assist with building and grounds maintenance. The Trustees are keenly lead by our Chair, Glenn Howard.
As a group, we are keen to be part of the wider community and actively support many of the events within the town. We were one of the founding groups and continue to support the increasingly popular Armed Forces Day in June. We have built a reputation of building spectacular floats for the Bonfire Parade as well as supporting the Town Show, late-night Christmas Shopping etc.
Join the Adventure…
You don’t have to be an adventurer like Bear Grylls to get involved with Scouting. Do you have first aid knowledge? Are you good with numbers? Handy in the kitchen? Or are you a DIY whiz? We all have useful skills and you can volunteer and help in many ways.
Volunteering with us is easy, fun and flexible – how much time you give is completely up to you. Whether you help out once a fortnight, month or term or just at special events or camps, there is bound to be a role you can play, and no matter how you get involved, we’ll make sure you’re properly trained and supported.
As well as gaining externally recognised skills and having a brilliant time, Scouting also offers the chance to build on personal skills, like teamwork, confidence and leadership. A study found that over 90% of our volunteers believe that the skills and experiences they have gained through Scouting have been of relevance to their working or personal lives.
Many of our helpers and leaders are parents of our youth members because they’ve seen firsthand how Scouting benefits young people and want to give something back. It’s also a chance to spend more time with your children and learn new skills. Speak to your child’s leader to discuss how you might become involved.
As long as you’re over 18, you can help out as an adult volunteer in Scouting. There is no upper age limit for adult volunteers. If you are aged between 14 to 18, there is the option of becoming a Young Leader through our Explorer Unit.
Hall hire: Our charges are £15 per hour, which includes the use of the hall and kitchen, including tables and chairs. Please note the hall is temporarily not available to hire due to COVID-19 restrictions