1st Shipley (Windhill) Scout Group
Description Scouting offers challenge and adventure to young people age 6 to 25. The 1st Shipley (Windhill) Group provides weekly meetings with a programme of exciting and challenging activities designed to develop teamworking skills, self-reliance, life skills and public service awareness. The meetings are supplemented by away days, weekend and longer periods in camp or bunkhouse where basic skill in caving, climbing, mountain navigation, canoeing, outdoor cooking and a host of other activities are provided. We also give basic training in skills such as first aid and fire precautions and opportunities to develop hobbies such as photography, ornithology and gardening. Training is available for leaders. All activities are controlled by the Scout Association's "Policy, Organisation and Rules" and by relevant Government regulations. Currently our programme provides for young people age 6 up to about 18 years. Those aged 18 to 25, if not in a leadership role are catered for at District level. Leadership roles are available from age 16 to 18 as Young Leaders and 18+ as Adult Leaders. Full training to national recognised standards is provided for all leaders. For those not wishing to have a regular commitment we have vacancies for advisors and helpers at all levels and a variety of disciplines as well as administration openings.