1st Hainault Cub Packs – Metropolitan Police Air Support Unit Visit 2015

On Monday 9th and Thursday 19th February 1st Hainault Cub packs visited the Metropolitan Air Support Base in Lippitts Hill and were literally blown away by their experience. Shown around by Officer Rick of the air support unit, cubs started off their evening in the classroom learning about the Helicopters, their history, how they fly and safety on an air field. Teaching using an interactive presentation and real life videos The cubs were amazed and unable to hold on any longer as the hands started shooting for the stars, “does it have guns”, “how fast does it go”, “do you carry Tasers” you know typical cub questions!1st-Hainault-Helicopters-2A call came over the police radio and silence filled the room, cubs were taken outside and lined up along the airfield as officers rushed to their positions. Standing only a few metres from the helicopter Cubs were able to feel the full power of the blades as the helicopter zoomed off at high speed with little faces glaring at the sky as it went out of sight “Woh it’s like a tornado!”, “that was soooo cool”.

Helicopter in flight, cubs were taken up into the control room where they were able to watch the images streamed live and listen to the officers both in the air and on the ground. Upon the helicopters heroic return cubs were taken into the hangar where they were able to sit in the 2 helicopters under strict instruction “don’t touch the buttons” “don’t push the on switch or I might have to arrest you”, cubs finding this hilarious then went around arresting each other which amused the leaders for a while, until they turned on them! Trying on the equipment used by the team and askingeven more questions, cubs were then asked to fall in and 3 members of the group were invested in-between 2 police helicopters “I can’t believe it happened here”.1st-Hainault-HelicoptersThis was an incredible experience for all those that attended. I would like to thank on behalf of 1st Hainault scout group the officers at the air support base for their hospitality, patience and enthusiasm and for offering the childrena once in a lifetime experience that they will never forget.

Another Romford Scout takes on a Major Role

East Midlands Regional Commissioner
Sue Harris first began Scouting as a Venture Scout and achieved her Queen’s Scout Award. Her first adult appointment was as a Cub Scout Leader in Romford, Greater London North East. She was also Assistant District Commissioner (Cub Scouts) in Romford for a number of years before moving back to Derbyshire in 2001. Since then she has held various appointments including Assistant District Commissioner (Beavers Scouts), Group Scout Leader and District Commissioner.  Her most recent role has been County Training Manager for Derbyshire.

Professionally Sue trained as a nurse and a midwife and currently works as a Healthcare Quality and Risk Specialist for a global certification company.

Beaver Scout Leader (volunteering with 6-8 year olds)-17th Epping Forest South

We need a Beaver Scout Leader to manage the team and help plan and run weekly sessions for 6-8 year olds – games, crafts, teamwork activities, also occasional day trips or overnight residential events at weekends or school holidays.

Leaders are responsible, with Assistant Leaders, helpers and members, for planning and running the weekly activities for 6-8 year olds. It is a fun and rewarding role, allowing you to see young people enjoy the events / activities you organise and grow in confidence and ability over time. The Scout Association provides a wide range of books and electronic resources to aid volunteers plan their activities.

For the role of Section Leader it would be useful to have good communication skills, the ability to work in a team, interpersonal skills and an interest in working with children.

Our volunteers love what they do! Working with young people can be incredibly rewarding, seeing them achieve and make new friends can stay with you for life. Meeting like-minded people and enjoying activities are all part of a volunteer’s experience with the Scout Association.

Our volunteers have access (free-of-charge) to an award winning national training programme to help them feel more confident in what they do. Experience of volunteering with the UK’s largest co-educational youth organisation is a great addition to a volunteer’s CV when applying for paid employment in the children and young people’s sector.

No specific skills/qualifications required – full training and support given. Some experience of working with children/young people may be useful but not essential. You will need to complete an application form, provide two references and pass an enhanced DBS check (formerly CRB).

Contact Lucy Whybrow on 07432 562 378 or by email lucy.whybrow@scouts.org.uk

Assistant Beaver Scout Leaders (volunteering with 6-8 year olds) 17th Epping Forest South

Enthusiastic, friendly assistant leaders needed to help run weekly sessions for 6-8 year olds – games, crafts, teamwork activities, also occasional day trips or overnight residential events at weekends.

Assistant Leaders are responsible, with the Leader, helpers and members, for planning and running the weekly activities for 6-8 year olds. It is a fun and rewarding role, allowing you to see young people enjoy the events/activities you organise and grow in confidence and ability over time. The Scout Association provides a wide range of books and electronic resources to aid volunteers plan their activities.

Our volunteers love what they do! Working with young people can be incredibly rewarding, seeing them achieve and make new friends can stay with you for life. Meeting like-minded people and enjoying activities are all part of a volunteer’s experience with the Scout Association. Our volunteers have access (free-of-charge) to an award winning national training programme to help them feel more confident in what they do.

Experience of volunteering with the UK’s largest co-educational youth organisation is a great addition to a volunteer’s CV when applying for paid employment in the children and young people’s sector.

You will need to complete an application form, provide two references and pass an enhanced DBS (formerly CRB).

Contact Lucy Whybrow on 07432 562 378 or by email lucy.whybrow@scouts.org.uk