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1st Bishop's Stortford and Hockerill Scout Group

Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts and Scouts for boys and girls aged 6-14

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Join Us

How To Join

Children are usually invited to join the relevant Section the term after their qualifying birthday. However, as we are a popular Group we currently have a long waiting list for places. If you would like your child added to the list, please contact our Waiting List Co-ordinator Christine Leach via email christine.leach@1stbishopsstortford.org.uk. You will then be contacted once a place becomes available.

Who Can Join

Our Group is open to boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 14:

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Beaver Scouts for boys and girls
aged from 6 to 8.
Cub Scouts for boys and girls
aged from 8 to 10 1/2
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Scouts for boys and girls
aged from 10 1/2 to 14.

We currently have three Beaver Scout Colonies, three Cub Scout Packs and three Scout Troops, based at our Scout Headquarters, off Heath Row in Bishops Stortford, details of which can be seen opposite.

How Much Does It Cost

Membership Fee

There is a Membership Fee which can be paid either annually or on a term-by-term basis - there is a reduction for paying your Membership Fee annually. The Membership Fee covers the cost of your Membership Pack, Group neck scarf and badges plus contributes to the cost of organising the exciting and challenging programme of activities each term - which is what Scouting is all about!

Current Membership Fees (as at July 2018) are as follows:

Section
Beaver Scouts
Cub Scouts
Scouts

Membership Fee Per Term
£37.00
£41.00
£45.00
Membership Fee Per Year
£89.00
£100.00
£105.00

Fees letters are sent out towards the end of each term to cover the term ahead, or together with your Joining Pack. In order to save on administration, it would be appreciated if you could pay your fees as promptly as possible. If you have any questions about Membership Fees, please email our Membership Secretary Heather Quiney on 01279 876695 or email heather.quiney@1stbishopsstortford.org.uk.

Gift Aid

As a registered charity (number 302616) the payment of Membership Fees, Activity Fees etc qualify for 'Gift Aid', allowing the Group to claim 28% of the fee you pay from the Inland Revenue. If you are a UK tax payer, please complete the Gift Aid form included in your Joining Pack to ensure that we are able to claim this extra amount, helping to make membership fees go further. If you do not have a Gift Aid form please click on the icon in the right column to download one. If you would like further information, please contact our Gift Aid Coordinator Heather Quiney on 01279 876695 or email heather.quiney@1stbishopsstortford.org.uk.

Uniform

Scouting is a uniformed orgainsation and we hope that all our young members wear their uniform with pride. Each Section's uniform comprises a sweatshirt/shirt. Group neck scarfs and woggles are provided by the Group when your child is invested. In addition, you may choose to purchase a Section polo shirt for warmer weather. Baseball caps, knitted hats etc are also available.

Uniforms can be purchased in two ways, online by visiting the Scout Association shop www.scouts.org.uk/shop or by visiting the local District shop. This is open on Wednesday evenings between 7pm and 8.30pm at 1st Thorley Group Headquarters, Thorley Lane, off Whittington Way, Bishop's Stortford.

Section
Beaver Scouts

Cub Scouts


Scouts

Uniform
Beaver Turquoise Sweatshirt
Beaver Turquoise Polo Shirt (optional)
Cub Dark Green Sweatshirt
Cub Dark Green Polo Shirt (optional)
Scout Teal Long Sleeved Shirt/Blouse

Price (as at March 2018)
£14.00
£12.50
£14.50
£13.50
£20.00


1st Bishop's Stortford and Hockerill Scout Group

We currently have three Beaver Scout Colonies, three Cub Scout Packs and three Scout Troops, which meet once a week on the following days:

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Galaxy Beaver Scout Colony

Monday 5.00pm-6.00pm

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Watership Down Beaver Scout Colony

Tuesday 4.30pm-5.30pm

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Ocean Beaver Scout Colony

Thursday 6.00pm-7.00pm

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Apache Cub Scout Pack

Monday 6.30pm-8.00pm

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Comanche Cub Scout Pack

Tuesday 5.45pm-7.15pm

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Navaho Cub Scout Pack

Wednesday 6.15pm-7.45pm

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Aztec Scout Troop

Tuesday 7.30pm-9.00pm

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Inca Scout Troop

Friday 7.30pm-9.00pm

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Spartan Scout Troop

Saturday 10.00am-4.00pm
(approx once a month – see programme for details)

Documents to Download

Please click the icons below to download.

Joining information for parents:

joining_info_for_parents_0713.pdf

Gift Aid form:

giftaidform2012.pdf