Leaders Area…

Welcome to 4th Ashby Scouts. Thank you for joining as one of our new leaders. This pack sets out to give you as much information as possible to help you to understand how the group works.


The whole group is overseen by the Group Scout Leader, Jonathan Bloor and any major problems should be reported to him.

Contact Details of Main Leaders:

Beaver Scout Leader (Tuesday)

Anna Baker Annabaker23@sky.com

Beaver Scout Leader (Thursday)

Angie Bath angbath@hotmail.com

Cub Leader (Tuesday)

Guy Baker

Cub Leader (Thursday)

Andrew Leake

Scout Leader (Thursday)

Mark Timson Marktimson1@hotmail.co.uk

Meeting Times

All sections meet at the hut until the Summer Term and then they generally move to Willesley Camp Site depending on the programme they are running.

Tuesday Sections Thursday Sections
Beavers Beavers 5.15pm to 6.30pm

Cubs Cubs 6.30pm to 7.30pm
Scouts 7.30pm to 9.15pm

Transition between sections.
When the young people are old enough to transition between the sections the leader speak to the section above about how many young people need to move and when this can happen. They will also complete the Moving On Award (see badges on www.scouts.org.uk)

Waiting List – There is a waiting list on Online Scout Manager which shows how many young people are waiting to join and which section they are for.

Each section plans their own programme based on the Beaver, Cub and Scout Challenge and Activity Badges. It is
recorded on Online Scout Manager (www.onlinescoutmanager.co.uk). This is also where registers and personal details are logged allowing leaders to send out emails to their section about dates of meetings etc. It also records which Beaver, Cub or Scout has earned and received which badges leading to their Bronze, Silver or Gold Award.

Useful websites for planning are: www.scouts.org.uk, www.scoutresources.org.uk, www.scouts.org.uk/pol

Badges are ordered through:


For each Section Leader the group will provide:

For each Section Helper the group will provide:


Sarah-Jane Statham is the group’s treasurer. If you have made a purchase for your section, for example a resource needed for your evening, you will need to complete a form with the attached receipts in order to reclaim the money. Each section will organise their camp accounts which are handed into Sarah-Jane after the camp. The forms are available from…

Please see the attached Finance Policy for further details.

Keys and Gate Code

Keys are held by 2 members of each section.
The gate code for Wilfred Gardens is:

Group Events

There are several group events in 4 th Ashby’s calendar where every section gets together. These are the firework display in November, Christmas Post in December, Family Camp and the AGM in the Summer Term.

In order for these events to be successful we need the help of leaders from each section, the executive committee and parents. These are always really successful events and helps to link the group and raise much needed funds. As each year the group’s needs change and therefore extra events may be put on, if you have any ideas for any then please speak to either Jon or Alex.

Leaders Meetings

Leaders meetings are essential to keeping the group as one and helping lines of communication. These are only an hour long and take place in the pub every couple of months. Meeting dates are decided at the previous meeting and sent out to leaders via email. If you have anything for the agenda please just let Jon or Alex know.


Each leader is required to do some training from the leaders training manual, the Adults Personal File (http://members.scouts.org.uk/learnersresources). Depending on your position in Scouting will depend on what modules you will have to cover. However everyone has to have some training on safeguarding. As a group we also have a safeguarding policy, please familiarise yourself with the attached one. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to speak to either Jon or Alex. As a group we have a training validator who is Alex Timson, if you have any quieries about training please contact her on: atimson1@hotmail.co.uk