6th Selby (Brayton) Scout Group


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Fun, Challenge and Adventure for young people - it's what we do!

Group introduction

6th Selby (Brayton) Scout Group, based in North Yorkshire is a non-profit local organisation which was founded in 1952, and is still going strong today. We run a balanced programme of activities for both boys and girls within our local villages, and surrounding areas in North Yorkshire. We change lives by offering 6 to 15-year-olds fun and challenging activities, unique experiences, everyday adventure and the chance to help others so that we make a positive impact in our community.

We are an all-inclusive group having members from wide and varied backgrounds including different abilities and faiths. We also encourage members with special needs to participate in all activities. Across the age groups we have 120 children attending on various nights of the week, through our 2 Beaver Scout Colony’s, 2 Cub Packs and our Scout Section. The Group is organised and run by a team of dedicated volunteer adults, who plan weekly meetings, camps and take care of all administration duties to ensure smooth running of the group.

We provide a balanced programme which is recognised to educate the young people, and challenge them both physically and mentally, into becoming better people and citizens. We help children and young adults reach their full potential by developing skills including teamwork, time management, leadership, initiative, planning, communication, self-motivation, cultural awareness and commitment. We help young people to get jobs, save lives and even change the world.

Our young people take part in activities as diverse as kayaking, abseiling, expeditions overseas, photography, climbing and zorbing. They learn survival skills, first aid, computer programming, and even learn how to fly a glider.

Most of these activities take place through us charging the young people a small monthly subscription of £6, however this also has to cover levy’s such as heating and lighting for our building, insurance and fees. Due to increasing costs we now only have just £1 per child per year left which where possible, we try to use this to buy replacement equipment for the young people to use and organise activities for them.

How would this funding have an impact on your community?

Due to the increasing costs of replacing equipment, it is getting difficult to maintain our varied programme. This makes it difficult to keep the young people interested, and to help them build on their inter-personal skills and confidence. With the support of Skipton Building Society, we hope to be able to purchase new equipment, which all members of the Group would have access to. This will enable us to continue to provide weekly personal challenges for our young people, and unique outdoor experiences. We aim to do this by providing shelter for the young people to sleep when they are out camping, which helps to challenge their inter-personal skills, confidence and team building.

It will help us to motivate, drive and inspire, the young people and future generations to come, ensuring we can sustainably continue the great work of the scout group, and the impacts it has on the lives of young scouts.

"The adventures we provide are only possible thanks to our adult volunteers, who support our young people in a wide range of activities and experiences. We want to continue to provide scouting in our villages, and are really grateful to Skipton Building Society for giving us the opportunity to continue and grow in the future.

Lloyd Latibeaudiere - Cub Scout Leader, 6th Selby (Brayton) Scout Group"

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