Members General Information

Subscription Fees
We ask for a subscription fee from each child so that they can take part in our weekly meetings.  To secure your child's place at their weekly meeting their subscription fees must be paid at the end of the previous term.

DATE NEXT SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE DUE:

ALL SUBSCRIPTION FEES MUST BE PAID BY FRIDAY 14th DECEMBER 2018.
This will then secure your child's place at their weekly meetings for the term January to March 2019.
Subscription Fees for Beavers, Cubs, Scouts & Explorers is £35 per term.
Please make cheques payable to: 1st Alsager Scout Group


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. 

Group Newsletter
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 click here.

Weekly Group Events and News Reminder Email
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. 

Letters
We will from time to time send out letters about fundraising and social events that the Group are organising.  It is very important that you read through these and where possible provide any assistance that you can at these events

Essential Information Details
All members are required to complete an essential information form.  This form provides the leaders with essential information for the health and safety of your child i.e. medical details, allergies, emergency contact details etc.  It is extremely important that you complete a new form whenever any of the details contained on the form change.
Have you moved house or changed your contact telephone number ?
Has your child's medical details changed ?
If so you MUST fill in a new essential information form.

Activity Forms
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.

Parent Rotas
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.

Noticeboards
Please always check on the notice boards situated in the entrance hall and in the main hall at the Scout Hall to ensure that you keep up to date with all the latest news, events and latest information.

Gift Aid Form
One way you can help our Group with our fundraising is to complete a gift aid form.  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' page.