New Starters

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.

About us

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.

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Registering

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. 

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Subscriptions

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 cash, card or preferably a recurring PayPal payment.

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Weekly meetings

We meet at St Swithun’s Church, Cary Road, S2 1JP.

Beavers and Cubs sessions are every Monday (including most holidays). Meetings start at 6:15pm and finish at 7:30pm.

Scout sessions are every Friday (including most holidays). Meetings start at 7pm and finish at 8:45pm

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 recommend buying them from the Scout shop on Trippet Lane, or online including the Scout shops website or second hand sites like ebay. During investment, at approximately week 5-7, the young person is given their necker to show they belong to 186 Sheffield. If you need a replacement necker or woggle, these can be purchased from us.

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. 

Leaders

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.