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29 September 2017

SASU? – What is it I hear you say

Scout Active Support is for anyone over the age of 18 years. It is a way for adults to volunteer time to Scouting in a flexible way that suits them.

There is no requirement to have been involved in Scouting before joining. All that is required is a willingness to volunteer some time to support Scouting.

Examples of Scout Active Support Units:-

Programme delivery to young people

A District Scout Active Support Unit can be a source of extra adult help in Leader absence. Or they can teach skills that the existing Leader team do not have, such as pioneering.

The County Scout Active Support Unit can provide support to Explorer Scouts or the Scout Network when planning international expeditions. This could include fundraising.

Development of Scouting

A Group Scout Active Support Unit can provide Training Advisers to all Leaders in the Scout Group. This could include delivering Module 1, Essential Information, to all new adults supporting the Group including parents.

A District Scout Active Support Unit can provide catering at District events during the year. This could include District Sectional Camps, District Meetings and the District AGM.

Forthcoming events in Lonsdale include:-

2017:
September 26th. – Attend All Leaders’ meeting at Our Lady’s RC High School to do brews. From 7.00pm
November 1st. –  Fun Quiz with Cheese & Wine tasting. All District’s leaders invited.
 – Teams of 4 cost £1 per person. 7.30pm at DHQ.
2018:
January 11th. –  Brew up at All Leaders’ meeting then hold our own business meeting.
January 12th. –  SASU meal at the Spaghetti House. 7.00pm
February 7th. –  Cultural visit to place of interest. (possibly Leighton Hall)
March 7th. –  Business meeting at 7.30pm in the District HQ.
April 16th. –  Brew up at All Leaders meeting then hold our own business meeting.
May 2nd. –  BBQ at Littledale Campsite; All district’s leaders invited.
June 6th. –  SASU evening ramble. A gentle stroll in lovely countryside.
June 28th. –  Serve refreshments etc. at District AGM.
July 4th. –  Town or Car Treasure Hunt.
September 11th. –  Brew up at All Leaders’ meeting then hold our own business meeting.
November 7th. –  Fireworks Quiz. 7.30pm at District HQ.

View What is Scout Active Support? (PDF)

If you are interested in joining or for any other enquiries regarding Scout Active Support – Email David Wilkinson, SASU Coordinator, who will  be happy to answer any questions or queries. sasu@lonsdalescouts.org.uk  

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