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Mission Statement

The aim of the Association is to promote the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential, as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities.

The Method of achieving the Aim of the Association is by providing an enjoyable and attractive scheme of progressive training, based on the Scout Promise and Law, and guided by adult leadership

for more on what Scouts do please see http://scouts.org.uk/whatwedo

The Scout Association is incorporated by Royal Charter to promote the development of young people in achieving their full physical, social and spiritual potential as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities.

Scouting uses a Method which is young people, in partnership with adults:

• enjoying what they are doing;

• learning by doing;

• participating in varied and progressive activities;

• making choices for themselves;

• taking responsibility for their own actions;

• working in groups;

• taking increasing responsibility for others;

• taking part in activities outdoors;

• sharing in prayer and worship; and

• making and living out their Promise.

Scouting is provided through Beaver Scout Colonies (6-8 yrs); Cub Scout Packs (8-10½ yrs); and Scout Troops (10½-14 yrs). These Scout Sections are organised into Scout Groups based in a local community and lead by a volunteer ‘manager’ – the Group Scout Leader. The Scout Group forms part of, with other Groups, a Scout District which, is led by a volunteer District Commissioner. Provision for Explorer Scouts (14-18 yrs) is organised by the Scout District, supported by one or several Scout Groups. The Charter of The Association provides for the making of Bye-Laws approved by Her Majesty in Council which, in turn, authorises the making of the Rules referred to above (known as “Policy, Organisation and Rules”, or “P.O.R.”). The Group’s charity trustees are the Group Executive Committee and are appointed in accordance with P.O.R. The Group is managed by the Group Executive Committee, the members of which are the ‘Charity Trustees’ of the Scout Group and has responsibilities to provide support for the Scout Group’s sections. It is responsible for such matters as;

• Promoting the development of Scouting in the Group;

• The maintenance of Group property and administration of Group finances;

• Fund-raising;

• The appointment of Leaders, Administrators and Advisers;

• Insurance of persons, property & equipment.

Yarnton Scout Group is constituted in accordance with the Rules of The Scout Association to provide Scouting in an area mainly consisting of Yarnton and Begbroke and surrounding areas, but we also accept young people from other areas e.g. Woodstock and North Oxford. We also have a co-located Explorer Scout Unit (Falcon ESU) and Network Scouts (Notnray Network)

We are supported under those Rules by the Oxford Spires Scout District and Oxfordshire County Scouts.

Yarnton Scout Group is an independent charity registered with the charity commission.