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Scouting – A Million Hands www.amillionhands.org.uk

Towards the end of 2015 UK Scouting mobilised its members to tackle one of four big issues. Since early 2016 the Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Leaders of our 9th North Leeds Scout Group have been actively engaged in:

Improving the wellbeing and resilience of our community

The documents below trace our journey from first understanding that, just as we all have physical health, we all have feelings and mental health, to our MP Fabian Hamilton posing our Question in the House of Commons, and ultimately and article Raising Boys on page 16 of Scouting Magazine for Spring Term 2019.The article was endorsed on page 3 by Chief Scout Bear Grylls, reflecting on our continuing aim to improve the wellbeing and resilience of our community. There is a simple message:

Never be afraid to show your emotions - be open, honest and

never scared to ask for help. Be kind to yourself and kind to others

The Group Executive

Young people and adult volunteers join in Scouting because it is rewarding and fun.

Since 1932 Oakwood Church has Sponsored our Scouting activities but does not manage or subsidise them.

The Group Executive supports and governs the activities of the Scouts, Cub Scouts and Beaver Scouts sections.

The Group Scout Leader (GSL) is a Scouting Manager whose responsibilities include:

Ideally, our Group Scout Leader would be actively supported by a Group Executive comprising Parent Representatives from each of the three sections, a Treasurer, Quartermaster, meetings Secretary and other volunteers. In the continued absence of Parents or other volunteers to fill these roles, most have to be done by already overstretched Leaders.

All of our Leaders are unpaid, trained volunteers who rarely claim expenses.

Most of the £30 a term paid by parents is spent on Insurance, rent for the Hall, Training, and Equipment.

Like the Group Executive, our section Leaders always welcome offers of support from Parents and others who feel able to help in any way - for instance by sharing particular skills or experiences with our young people at a section meeting; or providing practical help with running a one-off activity or event; or more _ _

If you feel you might have some time, skill or resources to offer Scouting, however limited the extent or your commitment, please

9th North Leeds - Scout Group

Scouting's Programme [PDF] Scout Leaders Uniform -  Badge Positions Parents Guide to Scouting Group Scout Leader - Job Description


Morris Smith, Group Scout Leader (GSL)


0113 265 1587






The Group Executive Committee Support for Group Executive Members Exploring Spiritual Development in Scouting [PDF]
Support for Group Executive Members First Session Beavers - 21 March 2016 First Session - Cubs - 16 March 2016 Second Sessions - Spring 2017 Creative Petition - 21 April 2018 Third Sessions - Autumn 2017 Community Involvment - Million Hands Presentation to North Leeds Scouting District - 5 Jamuary 2019 [PDF] Raising Boys - Scouting Magazine - Spring Terrm 2019 [PDF] Scouting Magazine - Spring Term 2019 [PDF] First Session - Scouts - 22 February 2016