Holmedale Scout Group

What is it all about?
Holmedale NeckerScouting is for boys and girls.  The aim of scouting is 'To help young people achieve their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential, as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities'.  The Scouting method is all about giving young people the opportunity to 'learn by doing'.  Scouting is an equal opportunities organisation and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or disability.
Where and when do we meet?
We meet at Dalton and Gayles Village Hall in the evenings during school term time.
Beavers - Thursdays 6.00 - 7.00pm   (on hold)
Cubs - Mondays 6.00 - 7.30pm            
Scouts - Mondays 7.30 - 9.00pm
There are also camps and District activities held throughout the year. 

What does it cost?
To be a member of Holmedale Scout Group we ask for a subscription on £22 per term. This helps to pay for membership of the Scouting Association, rent of the Village Hall, activities held each week. Subs are payable at the beginning of each term and cheques should be made payable to 'Holmedale Scout Group'Cheques or cash are both acceptable.

How do I get involved?
If your child is interested in joining then please contact us, we would be delighted to hear from you. Also, Holmedale are always on the lookout for adults to join the friendly team of leaders and helpers. Scouting offers so much to the children in our area. Why not come along and see what its all about?
Please contact Sharon Turnbull 01748 826153 if you would like some more information.

Gift Aid
Holmedale Scout Group is a registered Charity and is able to claim 25% of all subs paid to us, back from the Inland Revenue. The 25% equates to basic tax paid on earnings. For example if Mr Cash paid £22 in subs, we would be able to claim £5.50 We have received a cheque for over £1000 in respect of the last 2 years claims. As you can see Gift Aid provides us with extra funds.If you are a Taxpayer, we request that you complete a Gift Aid form to enable us to claim on the subs you pay. Once you have completed and signed a form, Holmedale are able to claim Gift Aid on all subs you pay to us.

History of the Scouts
1907: Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell (born 1857) held the very first experimental camp at Brownsea Island, from that he started Boy Scouts.

1908: He founded the Boy Scouts, known today as Scouts.

1916: Younger boys wanted to join in, so he started Cub Scouts.

1920: The very 1st Jamboree took place, where Baden-Powell became Chief Scout of the world.

1941: Robert Baden-Powell died, yet his memory still lives on today.

1986: Beaver Scouts were introduced.

1991: The first girls were invited to join in.

2006: Holmedale Scout Group was founded.