28th Cambridge Scout Group
Much of the decisions, resources and equipment used by the three sections in our group, the beavers, cubs and scouts, are made or held by the Group as a whole.
The Exec Committee exists to assist the Group Scout Leader in meeting the responsibilities of his or her appointment.
Our stores hold all of our camping and activity equipment in our purpose built scout hut, such as our new patrol tents, cooking equipment, and safety gear such as helmets and rope for when we go abseiling.
Our group started in 1928 and has a full and varied history since then, growing to add a cub pack and then a beaver colony. We are proud to say that our waiting list is usually pretty full. We expanded into a second cub pack recently and may shortly need a second scout troop too.
It can be difficult to believe that we are funded solely by our subscriptions (subs), fundraising and earning some income from hiring out our hut. All of our leaders are unpaid and give their time freely for the reward of seeing a difference in the boys, girls, young men and women in our care.
As a group we appreciate that we need to safeguard the wellbeing of the beavers, cubs and scouts in our care and we follow the scouting guidelines, such as the yellow card, and may ask for signatures on parent forms giving permission to camp and permission to undertake an activity, or air-rifle shooting before we can allow a member of our group to partake in these.
The adult scout, cub and beaver leaders could not manage the range of activities, games and events that we offer without the help of our Young Leaders who are ex-scouts aged 14-18 and parent helpers who give their time, often on an occasional timetable, to help run a section of the group.