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What are the aims of Scouting?

The Aim of Scouting 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.

We encourage all the young people to make the most of the opportunities offered.

Information Sheet

We ask all new members to complete an information sheet.

The data supplied will be stored both on a computer database and in a paper-based system. The data will be stored in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998. It will only be used in connection with your child’s membership of the Scout Movement, including local membership management, communications, insurance and help with achieving skills and badges. The information WILL NOT be passed on to any third parties outside the Scout Movement.

Special Needs

We have access within the district to help support young people with special needs. To enable us to support your child please complete the relevant sections on the Information Sheet, as fully as possible.


All members of Arctic Fox are expected to behave with due consideration for themselves and others. Bullying of any kind will not be tolerated. This, along with any persistent disruptive, violent or anti-social behaviour, may be dealt with by a formal warning, meeting suspension or, in extreme cases, removal from the unit. We do not encourage bubble gum and / or chewing gum during meetings.

Adult Clearances

All Uniformed Leaders and Unit Assistants are checked by CRB and subject to clearance through Scout Association Adult Membership.
We would encourage any parents to carry out this check as well, as this could make it easier should we need to ask for help with an event. If you are prepared to do this then please let the unit leaders know. It is not compulsory but can help the unit at times and we would be grateful if you could give this some consideration.

Duke of Edinburgh

Arctic Fox ESU is an award unit and the Duke of Edinburgh award is actively encouraged within the unit. Should anyone wish to take part then application forms are available through the leader.

Term Programmes

An explorer unit programme should be run by the young people themselves with their own ideas. This is usually organised at a unit meeting once a term to set out what everyone would like to take part in and then written up. However, the programme is subject to change at the last minute.
The leader will endeavour to send out a reminder to the programme by Tuesday before the meeting. If a response is asked for the leaders would be grateful for a quick response so that numbers can be catered for.


Leaders welcome feedback from parents as well as the children and are available at the end of each meeting to discuss any issues you may wish to raise. If you have any concerns or ideas please do not hesitate to raise them – if we don’t know then we can’t help. If the Leaders have any issues or concerns about your child they will raise the matter with you directly.

Religious Services

The Unit does not regularly attend religious services but there are 2 occasions each year when unit members are expected to do so: the St George’s Day Parade, held on the Sunday closest to St George’s Day, and Remembrance Day Parade, held on Remembrance Sunday. At both events full uniform is worn and the Section flags are paraded.