6th NORTON (ST JOSEPH’S) SCOUT GROUP
As Scouts, we believe in preparing young people with skills for life. A 2018 report says Scouts are 17% more likely to show leadership skills and work well in teams. Teamwork is one of the core values of the Scouting movement, and encouraging our young members to develop their team working skills is a key part of our programme. All of our young members – Beavers, Cubs and Scouts – work towards gaining their Teamwork Challenge Awards, which require them to demonstrate their ability to work well as team members. Cubs and Scouts also have a a Team Leader award – showing they have developed the ability to lead teams as well as work well in them.
6th Norton Scout Group are restarting our Scout section, a really positive step forward for us. We also recently received a growth award for increasing the number of young members in our Beaver section for two years in a row. As we do not own our own property and rent a school hall, our operating costs are higher than many groups and most of our young members subscriptions go towards rent, which does not leave much left over to fund activities. If we were to receive this grant, we would be able to use it to put towards the cost of funding an outdoor activity, such as a camp or team building activity, that would help us to advance the development of our young members’ team working skills.