Misc

My Account

You can edit your account information by selecting the link in the "My Navigation" sidebar menu and then selecting "Edit" in the title bar. The My account screen is split into 3 distinct tabs: "Account", "Personal Information" and "My Newsletters"; each of these house a number of different fields to that help the website.

Account

1. Email Address

Used as a unique indentifer to login with and for correspondence.

2. Picture

It is used as in the individual contact forms for each user, please see the Contacts page which has some examples.

Unit Pages

Unit pages provide contact information and programme information for Network and Scout Active Support Units.

Filling in Content

Each content type is contains relevant fields and all required fields are marked with an asterisk. Please note that depending upon your permission settings you may not have access to all the fields listed below.

1. Content title

Will be displayed at the top of the page, and used throughout the site in any listings.

2. Unit Type

Please choose if the unit is a Network or Scout Active Support Unit.

3. Meeting Place

If the unit has a regular meeting place then you can provide details of it using this.

Explorer Unit Pages

Explorer unit pages provide information on what and where explorer units meet, who they should contact to find out some more details and also are an administration resource for the future.

Filling in Content

Each content type is contains relevant fields and all required fields are marked with an asterisk. Please note that depending upon your permission settings you may not have access to all the fields listed below.

1. Content title

Will be displayed at the top of the page, and used throughout the site in any listings.

2. District

Categorise the group into which district the unit operates in. If its on a border-line then please consult the District Commissioner or the County Team.

Privacy Policy

Greater London Middlesex West Scout County Website Privacy Statement

Members

For information about upcoming events and recent news on any of the Scouting sections, please click on the appropriate logo.

Information for Parents

The benefits of Scouting for your child and your family

There is no doubt that parents value what Scouting does for their children. In an independent survey of over 2,000 parents of Scouts, 9 out of 10 parents said Scouting is worthwhile (7 in 10 very worthwhile) and 9 in 10 said their children find Scouting enjoyable (6 in 10 very enjoyable).

Parents say Scouting gives their children more confidence, responsibility, a broader set of friends, a chance to pursue things they might not get to do otherwise, adventure and an extended family.

Adults in Scouting

Whether you are a Network Member, parent of a child in Scouting, or someone who is totally new to Scouting you've come to the right place.

One of the biggest myths about Scouting is that Groups are closing down due to a lack of young people wanting to become Members. Nothing could be further from the truth; Scouting in the UK is a growing Movement and we currently have 30,000 young people on our waiting lists simply because we do not have enough adults to help out. 

Why help?

There are many reasons why adults choose to volunteer for Scouting. Here are some that existing volunteers have given:

Facts About Adults in Scouting

Adults in Scouting are from all walks of life. Yet the one thing they share is the enjoyment of helping young people reach their potential. You may not be aware of the following facts:

Frequently Asked Questions

Why does Scouting need more help?

We have over 30,000 young people on waiting lists due to the lack of adult volunteers. If more adults helped out this would take the burden off our current volunteers and allow more young people to experience the adventure of Scouting. More adults would mean more young people could join Scouting, Groups could be smaller or new Groups could even open. We always welcome any help from adults.

How can I help with Scouting?

There are many ways in which you can give your time to help Scouting whatever your gender, age, abilities and skills. Simply let us know your availability and how you would like to help and we will match this to roles within your local area.

I don't have a background in Scouting, does this matter?

No previous Scouting experience is needed. Energy and enthusiasm are the qualities we are looking for.

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