Beavers, Cubs & Scouts
Try new things. Make new friends. Develop new skills. Soar to great heights. Explore the great outdoors. Jump in and get muddy. Give back and get set. Joining scouting is just the beginning of your big adventure
Welcome. Please read all the information below, find out more about our group and what to expect over the next few weeks.
Being a Beaver, Cub or Scout
Joining us allows you to make lots of new friends, join in with fun activities, become adventurous and push your boundaries, and explore the world around you. It helps to improve confidence, problem solving skills, emotional resilience and communication skills – Skills For Life.
186th Sheffield (Manor) Scout Group established in April 2016. Formed to bring Scouting to the Manor estate. We offer fun, challenge and adventure, allowing members from all backgrounds to join in. We are fully inclusive and a diverse group. We are passionate about what we do.
It is important that we have all the correct and relevant details for each young person. Please ensure that you have completed the ‘Join Us’ form. Upon starting you will be given a full registration form to be completed.
As a group we need to cover the cost of equipment, resources and running costs. We keep these as low as possible. We charge £8 per month and £6 per month for siblings, all year round (12 monthly payment). Payments can be made by Payzip, PayPal or in person. Please follow the link below to find out full details.
Beavers and Cubs meet at St Swithun’s Church, Cary Road, S2 1JP. Sessions are every Monday, term time. Meetings start at 6:15pm and finish at 7:30pm.
Scouts temporarily meet at Temple Park Centre, 197 Harborough Avenue, S2 1QT. Sessions are every Friday. Meetings start at 7pm and finish at 8:30pm. Scouts will move back into St Swithun’s Church later in the year – you will receive details at the time to confirm.
All sections will deliver extra sessions at weekends or school holidays from time to time. Occasionally we may hold a longer meeting based on the planned activities.
If we are doing something different we will be sure to let you know. As we are outdoors quite often we always recommend bringing a coat and water bottle to sessions.
Uniform and awards
Once settled Beavers, Cubs and Scouts get their own uniform. Beavers & Cubs wear a jumper and the group necker, whereas Scouts wear a shift and the group necker. This helps them feel like they belong and comfortable to explore and try things out without getting their normal clothes messy.
Jumpers and shirts need to be purchased by yourselves at the four week mark – we will confirm this at the time. We recommend buying them from the Sheffield Scout shop on Trippet Lane (https://www.scout-and-guide-shop.co.uk/) where you can try on for size, or the national Scout shops website (http://shop.scouts.org.uk/) or second hand sites like ebay. During investment, at approximately week 5-8, the young person is given their necker (covered by monthly subs) to show they belong to 186 Sheffield. If you need a replacement necker or woggle, these can be purchased from us.
You will find other bits of uniform available including polo tops, hats, etc, that your child may like to wear. These are optional and not required for sessions
Beavers, Cubs and Scouts work hard to complete a range of activity badges and challenge badges. These badges are awarded to the young person every few months and need to be sewn onto their uniform. This also acts as a way for the young person to show others what they have achieved.
All of our leaders are trained volunteers, working to make sure Scouting is safe and open to all. Some lead sessions week in and week out. Others visit occasionally to help run a session or drop in to share their skills. No matter how much time you have to spare, find out about volunteering on your own terms – contact us to find out more.
Every adult member dedicates many hours each week to ensure your young person has a great time and learn skills that will benefit them for life. There is a comprehensive training package available to each member, along with a requirement to be up to date with safeguarding and first aid. We are happy to discuss anything with you to ensure you feel comfortable leaving your child with us.