Leadership Team

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We are fortunate to have a very talented and active group of volunteers making up the Executive Committee and Leadership team at Batchworth Sea Scouts.

There are vacancies in some important positions and additionally we need to consolidate and support the existing Leadership team.

We have waiting lists in all the sections due to the lack of adult volunteers. If more adults helped out this would take the burden off our current volunteers and allow more young people to experience the adventure of Scouting.

Volunteering is easy, fun and flexible. How much time you give is completely up to you. You don’t need to be a Bear Grylls type adventurer either.

As well as gaining externally recognised skills and having a brilliant time, Scouting offers the chance to build on personal skills – teamwork, confidence and leadership. Skills that are very relevant in everyone’s working and personal lives today.

As long as you’re over 18, you can help out as an adult volunteer and there is no upper age limit. Alternatively, if you are aged between 14 to 18, there is the option of becoming a Young Leader too which helps with the Duke of Edinburgh scheme.  In both cases, volunteering is recognised by employers and universities alike as helping individuals to gain new skills, confidence and self-esteem.

So put volunteering onto your CV and use your skills to learn new ones…!

You can help out in a wide variety of ways which needn’t take much of your time or can be done at your own convenience. Listed below are the areas we need help right now but if you have skills which you think might be useful in running a Scout group then please don’t hesitate to get in touch. These skills can be anything from accounting to zoology and everything in between!​

Assistant Leader – Scouts Webmaster
Responsibilities Assist in the running of the weekly Sea Scout (10-14 years old) meetings Update the website with news and photos of activities
Commitment 2-3 hours most Saturday mornings, some full weekends 1 hour per week from home
Skills Leadership, imagination,  Sense of Adventure WordPress, photo editing, general understanding of web design and services
DBS Requirement Yes Yes

Enquiries and requests can be directed to: Michael Read, Group Scout Leader. e: gsl@batchworth.org. m: 07811 159632.

Covid-19 and Scouting

Batchworth Sea Scouts follows the advice of The Scout Association in relation to the safe delivery of Scouting, who in turn work with The National Youth Agency to translate Government advice into governance rules.  They have implemented a tiered Readiness Level, controlling the type of activities that can be delivered based on local conditions.

We are currently at Yellow readiness level allowing group sessions where precautions and social distancing are implemented, including small overnight expeditions.  We expect further changes in the coming months as the national picture evolves.

Leaders continue to work with parents to deliver the best scouting experience possible, whilst conforming to the current Readiness Level restrictions.

Thank you to everyone for your support in these times and please contact us with ideas, suggestions and requests.

Meeting Times

Currently, meeting times are subject to amendment to accommodate the best programme delivery within Covid restrictions.