Group Waiting List Policy

Scope This policy sets out the way the Group deal with allocating spaces to young people where Sections are over-subscribed. Roles and Responsibilities The decision to offer membership of the Scout Group to any young person rests entirely with the…

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General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

All information is held confidentially in accordance with the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) electronically by Online Scout Manager which is accessible by the leadership team of the Scout Group and Parents via the parent portal. The 19th Durham…

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Attendance

Parents should inform leaders of their child’s absence from standard weekly sessions via the programme on the OSM parent portal. If a young person misses three sessions without any apology being given they may lose their place in the group….

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Investiture

Once a young person has been attending for about 3/4 weeks, has decided they would like to become a member of 19th Durham Scout Group and has worked towards the membership badge, the section leader will arrange a date for…

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Annual General Meeting

The Group is required to hold an Annual General Meeting every year to: receive the annual statement of the Group Executive Committee (including the annual statement of accounts) to elect an Executive Committee for the coming year. Presentations will also…

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CCTV Privacy Policy

CCTV is recorded externally at Nelson Hall, the premises of 19th Durham (Neville’s Cross) Scout Group. The Data Controller is the trustee board of 19th Durham (Neville’s Cross) Scout Group, registered charity 516680. Under the UK General Data Protection Regulations…

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Costs

Like most things nothing is free, but as a group we try to keep our costs to a minimum and fundraising helps us to achieve this. Outlined below are the current standard costs: Subscriptions £12 per month paid monthly via…

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Gift Aid

19th Durham Scouts operates a Gift Aid system as a form of fundraising, this means that we can claim back the tax that you have already paid on the subscription costs. This equated to 25p for every pound paid. All…

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Online Scout Manager (OSM)

OSM gives leaders the ability to do all administration in one simple, secure, system. It is not just a system for leaders though, OSM’s Parent Portal provides the parents the facility to ensure their own child’s basic address and contact…

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Policy, Organisation and Rules

POR is the set of policies and rules that govern the running of Scouting and any activities undertaken by its members and gives guidance on the roles of Leaders and Executive members. More information can be found here.