8th East London Scout Group
WHAT IS SCOUTING?
The Scout Association offers everyday adventure and activity to almost 400,000 young people across the UK. The Movement is the largest co-educational youth organisation in the world, with over 30 million Members in 216 countries and territories. There are 9 million Muslim Scouts worldwide.
In the UK Scouting is organised through The Scout Association and has a clear purpose:
To help young people achieve their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential as individuals, as responsible citizens and as Members of their local, national and international communities.
The Method of achieving the Aim of the Scouting is by providing an enjoyable and attractive scheme of progressive training, based on the Scout Promise and Law, and guided by adult leadership.
ABOUT OUR WORK
Even if we can’t solve all the problems in the world, we can help to make it a better place. Scouting makes a positive contribution to society by helping young people to develop as active members of the community:
• who are self reliant
• who are caring
• who are responsible
• who show commitment
Scouting works well when young people enjoy learning by working in partnership with adults.
They do this by:
• taking part in a variety of activities and new experiences
• exploring the outdoors
• participating in teams
• taking responsibility
Our method for giving young people the opportunity to learn by doing is called the Programme. The Programme is a continuous progression of training, activities and awards that covers everything that young people do in Scouting from the age of 6 to 25.
Scouting provides adults and young people with the adventure of a lifetime. Scouting helps develop personal skills, leadership, teamwork and friendships. There is a lot to learn in a fun and disciplined Islamic environment.
Camping plays a major part in the Scouts programmes with regular camps across the year.
The Scouts are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities. Being outdoors is important and much of the programme will be given over to traditional Scout activities, such as camping, outdoor cooking and survival.
There are also opportunities for more adventurous activities such as night hikes, canoeing, archery and climbing. Community participation and involvement in global issues is encouraged such as poverty alleviation, environmental protection, climate change and other local concerns.
Participation, rather than meeting set standards is promoted amongst the Scouts.
There is also a wide range of activity badges and Challenge Awards for Scouts
In Scouting, our adults have a responsibility to make sure that the Programme is fun and exciting. We must also make sure that it is safe. The Scout Association’s policies, rules, code of behavior, advice on Child Protection and safety policy are there to ensure our young people stay safe while they enjoy themselves and learn.
Scouting is run by adult Leaders who volunteer (give) their time and expertise for the benefit of young people. All the Leaders in the LMC Scout Group hold a clear enhanced CRB together with a Leader Appointment from the Scout Association and have completed or are undergoing their formal training.
Parents are also encouraged to undertake the CRB vetting procedure to enable them to help with transport or give occasional help at the group.
Our Scout Group is financed by monthly subscriptions of £10 and fund raising. From the Groups annual costs an amount is paid to the Scout Association. This provides membership to the Scout Association for each young person and leaders in the Group which includes; insurance cover whilst undertaking Scouting activities, the provision of Leader training facilities, legal and vetting services, national Scout camp sites, and international co-operation through Scouting. These membership fees are recovered from a portion of the subscriptions paid to the Scout Group.