Welcome information for new members

Welcome to our group!   If you have just joined us, here is some key information.
Download our welcome pack

Fees
Subs of £30 per child are paid each term by internet transfer and are due by the end of the second week in each school term.  You can also pay 12 monthly payments of £7.50.

Account Name : Macclesfield Parish Scout and Guide Group
Sort Code                   : 16-24-32
Account Number : 10201513
Please add a reference e.g.
 Sub for JBloggs Beaver)

If you are a taxpayer, please also complete a Gift Aid Declaration Letter Form so we can claim an additional 25% from HMRC.   Paying on time means we can spend our time focussed on
activities rather than chasing monies.  Email treasurer@mpcsg.co.uk with any payment questions you may have.

Uniform
Check with the Section Leader where to buy uniform.
For Beaver/Cub/Scout sections we recommend the district scout shop open Tuesdays between 7pm and 9pm – 32 West Bond Street Macclesfield SK11 8EQ

Keeping informed
Join our facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/6MSGG/ to keep up to date.
This is a closed group so please fill in the questions to request to join.

Complaints and feedback
Email gsl@mpcsg.co.uk or chair@mpcsg.co.uk if you have any concerns, feedback or need to make a complaint.

Badges
One of the questions we get asked is “where can I find out more about badges?” All our sections include badge attainment in their programmes, but there are lots more that your child can work towards away from the section meeting… just bring in the required evidence for a leader to review. Your child can also help influence the section programme by letting leaders know what badges they are interested in doing; we can’t promise to do everything asked but if you don’t ask then we won’t be able to look at it!

Guiding Sections have a great “Badge Finder” : https://www.girlguiding.org.uk/…/our-badges-…/badge-finder/…

 Scouting sections also have their badges on the internet.

Beavers: https://members.scouts.org.uk/supportresources/search/…
Cubs: https://members.scouts.org.uk/supportresources/search/…
Scouts: https://members.scouts.org.uk/supportresources/search/…

Scouting section members can review badge attainment on an ongoing basis through My.Scout on the OSM system.

Supporting us…
Tell us how we are doing!  Of course we love to know what we are getting right, but it’s also important to know what we can improve as well (especially if you can help us with making the
improvement!).  Please do take the time to get to know the section leaders when you drop of and collect your young people from meetings… even a simple “Thank you” can go a long way after an evening of co-ordinating energetic youngsters.   Remember we are all volunteers!

Attend our AGM events and parades.
Details of these events go out in advance; and it’s a great way for us to be seen in the community and take pride in who we are and what we do. We ask for full attendance at these events from all our sections.

Easyfundraising – if you shop online please visit our easy fundraising site and click through to your favourite retailer… we get some donations at no charge to you for this.

https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/maccscoutguide/