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Everyone can get involved with Scouting.

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Volunteering with 1st Sid Vale

You can volunteer and help in many ways; you don’t have to be a regular Bear Grylls. You might have first aid knowledge that you could teach the group, or you might be able to teach our Scouts a thing or two about DIY.

If you’re good with accounts you could be Group treasurer, or if you’re a culinary whizz you could run cooking sessions with the young people. Everyone has a skill (whether you know it or not) and we can make use of it.

There’s no pressure to continue as a helper or leader afterwards, but hopefully we’ll be able to inspire you by showing how easy and rewarding it can be to volunteer with Scouts.

After Adventure too?

Our volunteers come from many different backgrounds and with a variety of skills. Some of our volunteers have been in scouting for many years, others for just a few months (or weeks!) They either commit to a few hours a week or just give time to help at our events. These are just a few of things that you could become involved in if you became a volunteer:

Running our Regular meetings:

Scouting is becoming more and more popular. We have waiting lists for all our sections and are currently looking for some new adult helpers to support the group as it grows.

Fundraising events for our group:

We fundraise in many different ways, through jumble sale, fetes, family nights such as Ceilidhs and skittle evenings. Car boot sales, fashion shows, sponsored walks etc.

Our Committess

At present we have 3 main committees:

General Scout Committee

Who address such matters as the new building, publicity and ensure the overall effectiveness of the group.

Social Committee

Who plan and co-ordinate our fundraising events.

Fundraising Committee

Who primarily look at grant making bodies and also make applications for grants from local and national charities.

Want to know more?

​If you would like to come along and meet us, or find out more about becoming a volunteer we would love to hear from you.

Please contact us.

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Scout with 1st Sid Vale

Get involved with Scouting from as young as 6 years old in Beaver and work your way up through Scouts up to Explorers.

What's not to love about trying over 200 activities? From archery to climbing, being a Scout give you the chance to get stuck into a load of activities you wouldn't normally get to try. You can learn more about Activities at 1st Sid Vale by going to

Have fun and make new friends - without even thinking about it! Going to Scouts is chance to meet people you already know but also people you don't. You'll meet people who are just as adventurous as you and, as a Group, you can have fun. As Chief Scout Bear Grylls says life is about grabbing opportunities and we agree!

You'll learn loads of new and existing things, including Skills for Life. Don't forget, you'll also earn badges and rewards along the way!

Why not have a look at all of our Scouting Sections online at

Parent FAQs

  • How do I get a Permission Form?
    If you need to complete a Photo & Video Permission Form, your Leader will be able to provide you with one. Alternatively, you can download the latest Permission Form from
  • Who do I give my completed Permission Form to?
    Return your Signed Permission Form to your Leader. Remember, all fields on the form are mandatory and make sure your choice is clearly ticked. If you made a mistake, you can ask your Leader for a new Form or download it from
  • When do I complete a Permission Form?
    Initally, when your child (young person, under 18) joins 1st Sid Vale Scout Group, a Parent or Guardian will need to complete the Photo & Video Permission Form. The section Leader will guide you through this. The Permission Form is valid until; the child is aged 18 years or older (at this point they are no longer considered as a child and can make their own decision regarding these permissions); they leave our Scout Group (1st Sid Vale); or the Group requires a new Permission Form to be completed.
  • How many Permssion Forms do I need to do?
    It's one Permission Form to every child (young person, under 18).
  • What is a third-party?
    Mentioned on the Permission Form, a third-party is someone that isn't part of our group (1st Sid Vale Scout Group). These might be - but not limited to: the local newspaper; and/or our website ( - which is provided to the Group by a third-party.
  • How do I change my permissions?
    As a parent or guardian, you can choose to update your permissions identified on your childs Permission Form. To do this, simply let your Leader know or reach out to us. Children (young people in Scouting, under 18) cannot change their photo permissions without consent from their parent or guardian. However those 18 or over, can make their own decision regarding their photo and video permissions.
  • How can I remove an photo or video of my child from this website?
    You can request for any photo or video to be removed from this website, '', by going to or by clicking here .

Ready to get stuck in?

Go on. Just get your Parents to send us a quick message and you could be able to come along to an evening to give Scouting a go.

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