Firstly, welcome to the Scouting adventure and thank you for expressing an interest in joining 1st Petworth Scout Group. By becoming part of the Scouting Movement your child is joining some 28 million young people around the world involved in Scouting. The Scout Association in the UK provides adventure, fun and challenge to around 400, 000 young people aged between six and twenty-five. ‘Scouting exists to actively engage and support young people in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to their society’.
Scouting is an exciting adventure for you and your family but I also realise it can be daunting when first joining. This pack and the ‘From abseiling to Zorbing’ booklet have been produced to help you understand a little more what Scouting is all about.
‘From Abseiling to Zorbing’ is written by the Scout Association to give you an overview of the Scouting Movement: From the different age groups to where the badges go on the uniform. It is available from here.
The pack (which is downloadable here) provides all the information needed to get you and your child started in Scouting with 1st Petworth Scout Group.
Please take the time to read through and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to pick up the phone or email me.
It just leaves me to say once again thank you for choosing 1st Petworth and welcome to the Scouting adventure.
Yours in Scouting