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Parent Helpers


The Scout Association lays down strict adult to child ratios for meetings and outings. In order to keep Sections open, parents are expected to attend a section meeting at least once a term to assist the Leaders in running the meeting and acting as Parent Helpers. As well as giving us practical help it also allows you to see what activities your child gets involved in.

It is The Scout Association’s policy that all adults who come into contact on a regular (more often than once a term) basis with our young people complete an Occasional Helper (OH) Form and the necessary checks with the Criminal Records Bureau. A member of the Scout Group will be in touch to arrange completion of this form. We hope you appreciate and feel re-assured by this safeguard. Any adult helping at a meeting is covered by Scout Insurance.

If you are interested in being involved in this way please email groupscoutleader@1sthaywardsheathscoutgroup.org or speak to the Section Leader at the end of a meeting.