Information for Current Members
Dropping Off Your Child at Weekly Meetings
When you are dropping off your child at the Scout Hall you MUST bring your child into the Scout Hall and check that there are 2 leaders present for your child’s meeting. If there is only 1 leader present you must stay with your child until a second leader arrives. You are responsible for the health and safety of your child until you bring them into the Scout Hall and leave them with 2 leaders.
To help remind parents, guardians and members of upcoming Alsager Scout Group events and news we will send a weekly email on a Monday so that you don’t miss out on important events. Therefore please ensure you have provided your section leader with the email address that you would like us to use to provide you with scouting communication.
We issue a Group newsletter once each half term. This will help keep you up to date with all the Group news. As a step towards a more environmentally friendly newsletter we provide newsletters online rather than in print, helping save paper and making distribution more efficient. It is very important that you read through the newsletter as this will keep you up to date with the latest news, reminders and upcoming events. For the latest issue check out News tab!
Young Persons Details
For the health and safety of your son/daughter it is ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL that your child’s personal details are up to date (i.e. Medical Details, Allergies, Emergency Contact Details etc.).
Have you moved house or changed your contact telephone number ?
Has your child’s medical details changed ?
If so you MUST log into the Parent Portal on OSM and update your child details.
It is the Parent/Guardians responsibility to ensure that their child’s personal details are up to date.
We would therefore request that all parents/guardians log into their OSM Parent Portal on a regular basis (ideally before the start of each new term) and check/verify that their child’s details are up to date. Your leaders will then be able to see who verified the details and when they last verified the details.
You may get email reminders from your leaders if they can see the personal details have not been checked/verified recently by yourselves.
Leaders cannot be held responsible for any issue due to contact, medical, allergy, dietary information being incorrect.
When we take your child out on an activity we are required to issue an activity form which you must sign and return before the event. If the form is not returned duly completed we are not allowed to take your child out on the activity.
Replacement Neckers, Woggles and Badges
When your child is first invested into the Group we will provide them with a Group neckerchief, a woggle and the relevant badges for their uniform.
As they progress through the group they are given, at their next section investiture, the relevant badges for their uniform and a woggle. If they lose their neckerchief, badges or woggle a small charge will be made to replace them. Please contact either the Group Secretary or your Section Leader if you need to purchase a replacement.
Neckers – £5.00
Badges and Woggles – Price will vary depending on which badge or woggle has been lost.
Each section runs a parent rota to help with the smooth running of the weekly meetings. The parent rota is extremely important because it gives us extra adults to help keep an eye on the members in our section to ensure that they work and play in a safe manner at our weekly meetings. Don’t worry you will not be expected to do anything that you are uncomfortable doing, some weeks you will just be there as an extra pair of eyes. If Mum or Dad are unable to attend, we are more than happy for Grandma or Grandad to come in their place. It is very important that you attend on your allocated evening and if you are not able to attend on your allocated evening could you please arrange to swap with another parent/carer and let the Section Leaders know that you have swapped so that we know who to expect at the weekly meeting. Thank you very much for your anticipated support and enjoy your evening as parent helper.
One way you can help our Group with our fundraising is to complete an online gift aid declaration from within Online Scout Manager under personal details. This enables the Group to claim back from the Inland Revenue tax relief on your child’s subscriptions without any extra cost to yourself.
Lost Property Box
If you think that your child may have left items at the Scout Hall please check our lost property box. We try to reunite items to the correct person if the items contain a name. Any items that are not claimed at the end of each half term will be donated to a local charity shop.
Questions, Queries or Issues
Do you have any queries, questions or issues that you wish to raise ?
Please feel free to speak to either your Section Leaders or a member of the Group Executive Committee or contact us using the Contact Us form