Leek Wootton Group Information


Leek Wootton Scout GroupGroup Scout Leader: Jo Elsy

Leek Wootton Scout Group
is made up of the two scout sections, Beavers and Cubs - both weekly, during term time, on a Monday evening. These are:

BEAVERS - 6 - 8 year olds | 5.30 - 6.30pm at Leek Wootton Village Hall

CUBS - 8 - 10½ year olds | 6.45 - 8.00pm at Leek Wootton Village Hall


The Leek Wootton Scout Group restarted at the end of 2006 after a break of nearly 70 years since the first Leek Wootton Scout Group was started for evacuees during the Second World War. Their old flag has made its way back to the Group and we cherish this link to the Group’s and Leek Wootton’s past.

Each section meets weekly and also gets together for other special occasions. Sections participate in extra activities such as swimming galas, football matches and District & Family Camps.

We aim to offer our young people

• Fun and Adventure
• Challenges
• Opportunities to take responsibility for themselves and for others
• Chances to learn new skills and discover new strengths
• Growing self-confidence
• Awareness of the world and our impact on it
• Experience of sharing and working with others

We try to do that by

• Giving responsibility
• Sharing decision making
• Doing activities in groups guided by committed and trained adults
• Participating in lots of varied activities, often outside


Our biggest source of income is our member’s subscriptions. These subscriptions help us to pay for:
- our regular meeting expenses
- equipment maintenance
- national and local membership fees
- insurance
- payment to the village hall and school
- badges

You can help us by

  • Popping in and saying hello to the leaders. It means a lot to feel we are in partnership with you
  • Reading and responding to the notes we send home
  • Ensuring your child attends meetings regularly and in uniform
  • Encouraging the youngsters as they meet new challenges. This might be going away overnight for the first time, or taking charge of a patrol on an expedition without an adult present
  • Contributing to meetings by helping to supervise the youngsters, subject to The Scout Associations “Safe from harm policies”
  • Contributing to meetings by sharing a skill or interest
  • Giving transport to an event
  • Naming all clothes worn
  • Agreeing to Gift Aid your subscriptions to the Group
  • Attending our Annual General Meeting to give everyone a chance to question the way we run and to make suggestions for improvements.

We welcome everyone’s ideas to help us to grow and develop.

Leek Wootton Scout GroupWe want to make everyone who is in our family feel that they are a valued part.

Please join us in building a partnership with the leaders. We want everyone to feel involved in the life of Leek Wootton Scout Group.

Please come & join in!