Beavers and Cubs cannot start back this year until after Halloween as unfortunately, we do do not have enough trained leaders for all of the sections. We would ask all parents / guardians to consider helping out – please don’t leave it to others.
If you are willing and able to help, please contact the Beavers / Cubs section leaders and we can send on the relevant forms to you. There is a process then in relation to Garda vetting and meeting with potential leaders to see if being a leader is for them.
WHAT IS THE COMMITMENT INVOLVED?
The normal Scouting year runs more or less in line with the school year. During this time, we normally have one activity per week, including:
Weekly Beavers / Cubs meetings:
Either on a Tuesday or a Thursday evening.
About once a month, we have a hike instead of a weekly meeting, usually on a Sunday morning.
In recent years, we have held two overnights per year –
one indoor (around November, for one night) and one camping (in June, for two nights).
All leaders must be trained in basic Scouting skills and child protection guidelines.
This involves initial local meetings with existing Group leaders and one overnight residential. (The next residential weekend takes place from Saturday 21st – Sunday 22nd October.) All training costs are covered by the group.
About once per term, we have a meeting (about 1 ½ hours) to plan activities for the next term.
What if I can’t make it to a weekly Beavers / Cubs activity?
It is recognised of course that other commitments can intervene, such as work, family, etc. As such, we try to ensure that we have enough leaders in total in each group so that we are covered when someone cannot attend for various reasons. We would ask though that you text the section leader in advance when you know that you will not be available for an activity.