What We Do
Daslton Scout Group is for young people from 6 to 18 and is supported by adult volunteers.
We deliver Scouting activities to enable our members to have fun, learn new skills, gain confidence and achieve awards through outdoor, adventure, craft and creative programmes based on teamwork.
If you enjoy taking part in varied and challenging activities alongside other like minded people - then Dalston Scouts is for you.
All our leaders are local adult volunteers (many have been group members since their own childhood). Leaders have undertaken a variety of training including; First Aid, Safeguarding, Outdoor Activity Skills and all have valid DRB checks and leaders warrants in place issued by the Scout Assocation.
In Dalston we have leaders who have been leading Scouting activities for approx. 40 years, and also some new leaders who have less years experience. We work as a leader team so that Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers know that they can rely on their experience in Dalston Scouts being safe, fun and exciting. Being a volunteer scout leader is a good way to give some time to your community and Dalston has over 15 adults involved - so there is always help available.
When we are out and about (camping, climbing, canoeing etc.) we wear sensible outdoor gear. As part of the international Scout movement we wear a uniform for normal weekly meetings and all members are expected to wear uniform when requested. This is a shirt/sweater, neckerchief and appropriate badges. Uniform helps develop a sense of pride and group purpose.
Uniform can be obtained from the National Schoolwear shop in Nelson St., Denton Holme, Carlisle.
After a few weeks an Investiture Ceremony will be held when new members make their Promise and are formally welcomed. Parents are invited to attend if they wish to. The Promise is an important part of becoming a Scout and new members should understand the Promise so that they know what being a Scout is all about.
Scounting is an active pastime and as such we often go camping. Beavers camp in domitories, cubs usually in tents and Scouts/Explorers in tents, hammocks, Bivvie shelters or under the stars! Scouts and Explorers should expect to have numerouse nights away camping and lots of adventure actities. Attending camps is the best way to get the most out of Scouting and we expect members to make every effort to attend. Some of the Scout badges/awards can only be gained by becoming and experienced and effective camper.
Each term every member pays a subscription fee to cover the costs of everything we do. 1/3rd of the subscription fee goes to Scout HQ to cover insurance and other essentials.
If you are a tax payer, please fill in and return the Gift Aid form to help boost our funds.
All new members to the Group should bring the completed form to the first meeting.
Any questions or concerns – please do not hesitate to get in touch.