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3rd Ashford (St. Matthew’s) Scout Group

The 3rd Ashford (St. Matthews) Scout Group is part of Spelthorne District. The Group was created in 1962 and has been meeting at Jaggin Base from 1972 when it was built.

As a group we have a clear determination that Scouting must be active and fun. To this end we are in the middle of a programme of training and updating to ensure we have a effective base to give our members the best experiences. The Group is growing at an impressive rate as word gets around that we are out and about. To join our Beaver, Cub or Scout sections we require that a minimum of one parent/guardian makes a commitment to take on a Voluntary Group Role, this may be in a fundraising committee, joining the executive committee, training to become a skills instructor (i.e. Climbing) or even undertaking training to become an assistant/leader in the Group.

For pictures of activities and recent events please see our Facebook Page. Our newer leaders are now beginning their training to become accredited mountain leaders or Kayaking instructors. We have plans for other leaders to obtain qualifications for other outdoor pursuits such as Sailing.

We are a family friendly group and when young people join us, so do their families. We aim to include parents in as much as possible whether its helping out at weekly meetings, coming along to our annual family camp or just helping out with a bit of DIY at our Headquarters. Many of our adult leaders are also parents!

We aim to make life an adventure for all of our members. If you think you would like to join that adventure, why not get in touch.

Quick information:

Beavers meet on a Monday 18:00 to 19:00.

Cubs meet on a Tuesday 18:30 to 20:30.

Scouts meet on Wednesday 19:30 to 20:45.

Activities: Activities we have, and will be offering include: Camping, Football, Swimming, Archery, Kayaking and much more.

We operate equal opportunities policy and all are welcome. There is a regular subscription that covers our operating costs and the operation of the Scout Association. We do not make a profit and all Leaders and Helpers in the group are volunteers. Out of pocket expenses are reimbursed.

We follow the rules and regulations of the Scout Association, as part of this all the leaders and helpers are required to complete an enhanced criminal records check. We also ask all parents to complete this check.

We are a uniformed organisation. Each group has its own scarf colours ours is Half red and Half white .

If you have any questions or can offer us any assistance we will be pleased to hear from you, please use the contact details

eMail: mailto:contact@3rdashfordscoutgroup.org.uk

Web site: http://www.surreycommunity.info/3rdashford/