Other Information

We want scouting activities to be fun and safe at the same time. We recognise that there is no such thing as a risk-free event while, at the same time, we seek to ensure that all reasonable measures are taken to ensure that no member, leader or helper comes to harm as a result of our activities .

Special Needs

Please discuss any special / additional needs of your child with your Section Leader, on a confidential basis, so that we may work together to enable all of our members to get the most out of Scouting.

Data Protection Act
We maintain the minimum of personal information necessary for the safety of all those involved in the Group and to meet the requirements of the Scout Association. Information held is not made available to any other party outside of Scouting.

Safety and Child Protection
The Scout Association takes pride in its safety record. Guidance is provided to Leaders through their District and County support. Safety issues are covered in our Leader Training. For more adventurous activities, we have special authorisation arrangements to ensure Scouts are in safe hands. The Scout Association provides public liability insurance and we take out additional personal injury insurance for leaders and regular helpers.

Child Safety

How do I know my child is safe?

The safety of your child is our priority. All our Leaders undergo an ‘Enhanced Disclosure’ CRB check before they can work within Scouting. All Leaders and potential leaders are also interviewed at District level.

All our leaders must undertake extensive training in a number of different key areas including First Aid, Behaviour Management, Risk Assessment as well as their specific training for the section that they work within.

At the 10th Royal Eltham Scout Group, we take this one step further and each parent, when their child joins the Group, is also asked to undertake a CRB check before they can take part in any of our group activities, including days out and sleepovers.

We do this so that you know your child is safe with us.

If I have a CRB disclosure from another organisation, do I need a new one from
Scouts?

Currently yes. The reasons for this are as follows:

The Criminal Records Disclosure is similar to a MOT test on your car.
It is accurate on the day of issue. A time period will have passed since the applicant received their previous disclosure so The Association needs to ensure that the check is up to date.

The Scout Association requires that an Enhanced Disclosure is undertaken. Other organisations may not have have required this
level of check.

The disclosure is not itself proof of identity. If a person is trying to join for inappropriate motives, they may have gained the check by a similar manner. Undertaking the process helps to ensure that several items of identity are checked.

About our Minibus

  • Make – Ford
  • Model – Transit 140 T430
  • Engine – 2.4 Litre Duratorq TDCi
  • Reg. number – SH59YUE
  • Fuel Type – Diesel
  • Tyre pressures – Front 68psi / Rear 59psi each
  • Height – 2.7m / 9ft
  • Length – 6.7m / 22ft
  • Width – 2.4m / 8ft (inc. mirrors)
  • Seats – 17 Seats (16 Passengers + 1 Driver)
  • Kerb Weight – 2739kg
  • Gross Payload – 1361kg
  • G.V.M – 4100kg (Gross Vehicle Mass)
  • Driving licence – D1 (D1E with trailer)

Our minibus is owned and operated solely the the 10th Royal Eltham Scout Group (Shooters Hill).

As the driver, you are responsible for the safety of the minibus and passengers at all times. Seatbelts are fitted and must be worn by law. You are also responsible for the loading of the minibus; exits must be kept clear and accessible and doors unlocked whilst driving.

When returning the bus to our parking facility, all drivers please re fill with diesel to full, clean interior, report any damage. faults, mileage and journey details in the log book which is stored in the dash board.

Bookings can be made by any of our sections via John Field our Transport Manager on: jbfield@hotmail.com

Have a good trip!

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls